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Bill Parker
Pan & scan w/ Motion
on Oct 27, 2005 at 9:41:00 am

I've been using Motion for moving on pictures for some time now and am generally pleased with it. I have trouble though getting my moves to gently come to an end without a discernable bump. . I just want to slow down the zoom as it gets to the end. Ease In seems to put a curve on the move instead of slowing it down. I used the demo version of Moving Picture which does this automatically, but it is more limited than Motion. Any suggestions? Thanks.


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Mark Spencer
Re: Pan & scan w/ Motion
on Oct 28, 2005 at 12:56:18 am

Here's the deal, IMHO: Motion automatically causes position keyframes to be interpolated as bezier, but scale keyframes are interpreted as linear. I have found that by simply changing the scale keyframes to bezier to match the position keyframes, I get smooth as butter starts and stops.
Mark

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Editor/Producer
Apple-certified instructor, Final Cut Pro and Motion
Author, Motion Visual Quickstart Guide from Peachpit Press (coming soon)
http://www.applemotion.net


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Jim Kanter
Re: Pan & scan w/ Motion
on Oct 28, 2005 at 1:21:17 am

Scale, rotation, shear and opacity have linear keyframes, position and anchor point have bezier keyframes by default.

Jim Kanter,
Digital Film Institute
http://www.dfilminst.com


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Mark Spencer
Re: Pan & scan w/ Motion
on Oct 28, 2005 at 3:05:43 am

Would love to have a preference to set those to taste!!

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Editor/Producer
Apple-certified instructor, Final Cut Pro and Motion
Author, Motion Visual Quickstart Guide from Peachpit Press (coming soon)
http://www.applemotion.net


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Bill Parker
Re: Pan & scan w/ Motion
on Oct 28, 2005 at 9:56:19 am

Thank you! That works perfectly for me. I had tried that before, but I was only changing the Y scale because the the X scale was hidden behind it. That resulted in the image being squished and elongated before returning to the proper aspect ratio. Now I'm very happy.


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Jim Kanter
Re: Pan & scan w/ Motion
on Oct 28, 2005 at 12:43:01 pm

Coming from other apps with keyframes, the Motion KF editor is a little different as x and y values are separated. They often sit one on top of the other in the editor, so when you click on a KF icon it only selects the top one of the two in that location. To select all KFs there, marquee drag a box around the KF location.

You can also turn the individual KF displays on and off, but it's painstaking to do it that way.

Jim Kanter,
Digital Film Institute
http://www.dfilminst.com


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