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Noam Osband
If I'm doing basic keyframing with photos - zooming in and moving them across the screen - should i use FCP or Motion?
on Oct 11, 2011 at 2:54:27 pm

I'm editing a short film which relies primarily on jpg files. I plan on moving them around and zooming in and placing mattes behind the ones that are small. I know i can do all this with FCP 7 but I wonder if Motion is better at these things. i've never used Motion but I hear it has an easy learning curve. So, should I just use keyframes in FCP 7 for this or will it look better in Motion? I've been told the best answer is Adobe After Effects, but since I'm doing rather simple things, I dont want to take the time to learn a completely new program that has a steep learning curve (as opposed to what I've heard about Motion.)


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Drake Hale
Re: If I'm doing basic keyframing with photos - zooming in and moving them across the screen - should i use FCP or Motion?
on Oct 11, 2011 at 3:04:19 pm

Just use FCP. Motion does not have an easy learning curve and it would really be overkill for just pan and scanning a few photos. Then when your done take a look at motion and see what it can offer you for future projects

"It's all about keyframes"
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2011 3.2GHz 27" iMac, Final Cut Studio 2, Adobe CS4


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Noam Osband
Re: If I'm doing basic keyframing with photos - zooming in and moving them across the screen - should i use FCP or Motion?
on Oct 11, 2011 at 3:08:36 pm

Are there any plug-ins you might recommend for getting smooth pans with photographs in FCP 7?


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Drake Hale
Re: If I'm doing basic keyframing with photos - zooming in and moving them across the screen - should i use FCP or Motion?
on Oct 11, 2011 at 3:19:27 pm

I haven't used any for this effect. Just find what timing works right for you and cross dissolve between the pictures that is the classic "ken burns" effect. I'm sure theres a load of tutorials on you tube for it

"It's all about keyframes"
Anonymous

2011 3.2GHz 27" iMac, Final Cut Studio 2, Adobe CS4


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Steve Eisen
Re: If I'm doing basic keyframing with photos - zooming in and moving them across the screen - should i use FCP or Motion?
on Oct 11, 2011 at 9:19:02 pm

Gee Three Photomotion.

FXFactory Free Pan and Zoom Plug-in

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
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Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group


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