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Chapter 6. Image Manipulation Within Tim... > Animating a Clip with Motion

Animating a Clip with Motion

Every clip, even if it has no additional effects, automatically has one option available in the Effect Controls window. It's called Motion. Warning: Be careful how you use this effect on a stand-alone clip. Depending on the type of project you are editing, this effect is often overused and can create a very unprofessional look. But when it's used subtly or with a combination of other video layers, you can achieve some professional-looking results. Generally, I might use this in combination with titles or other clips (the Picture-in-Picture effect), where you see several images moving over a background image. In any case, when you enable the Motion effect, the Motion Settings window appears. This window contains all the necessary controls to adjust the size, shape, speed, and path at which your clip travels. There are numerous ways to get the same results, and different areas accomplish the same thing. For instance, to add keyframes, you can do either of the following:

  • Click anywhere along the clip's path in the upper-right corner (the showing visible area).

  • Click anywhere along the line in the window's Time section, as shown in Figure 6.8.

    Figure 6.8. There are multiple places where you can choose to add keyframes to a clip.


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