How to Zoom in

/ Max Thorpe

There are plenty of effects and video magic that can be added to your content to help elevate it to another level. From green screen to speed changes, you can do anything to make your videos stand out from the crowd. But, when it comes to videos where you want audiences to focus their attention and sights on something very specific then learning how to zoom is key. 

How to zoom in on a video

To add a zoom-in effect to your video, select the clip and open the editing menu by double-clicking or selecting the pencil icon. Once you're in the transform tab, you can simply increase the scaling size until you’ve zoomed in to your preferences. This is also a great way to crop out the edges of a video. This scaling will last for the entire duration of the clip.

Here's a simple guide to get you started.

Select your media

After dropping your video files into the timeline, select the clip you want to zoom in on and click the pencil icon to edit.zoom in media select

Scale to zoom in

Under the Transform tab, use the scale section to zoom in or out of your clip. Move the button from left to right and find the perfect view of your clip. You can also decide to crop and animate your clip under the Clip editor. 

zoom in scaleOnce you have the right zoom, move the clip around and find the specific area you want to draw attention to and click Save Changes. You can add callouts, text overlays and more to drive your point even more. 

Animate your zoom

If you’d like to animate the zoom, you can go to the animation tab (which is one tab to the right). Select the scaling you’d like at the start, then select the end and adjust the scaling slider to your preferences.

animateFor more details on leveraging animation, check out our tips and tricks video on creating animated intros.