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Lesson 4. Adding Transitions >  Adding the Zoom transition

Adding the Zoom transition

To complete the project, you'll add the Zoom transition, which works a little differently from the Cross Zoom. While the Cross Zoom zooms on an element within the clip, the Zoom transition zooms one entire clip into or out of the second clip, playing both at the same time.You'll use the Zoom transition to create a centered inset of the eye (Eye.mov in Video 1A) inside the stars (Solar2.mov in Video 1B).

1.
From the Time Units pop-up menu in the Timeline window, choose 8 Frames. This will make it easier to work with the transition you are about to add.

2.
From the Transitions palette, drag the Zoom transition into the remaining overlapping area between the Eye.mov and Solar2.mov clips.



3.
Using the selection tool ( ), drag the right edge of the Zoom transition so that it fills about 2/3 of the remaining overlap between the Eye.mov and Solar2.mov clips.

4.
In the Timeline window, double-click the Zoom transition.

5.
In the Zoom Settings dialog box, select the Show Actual Sources option.

6.
To make the Eye.mov clip shrink in size and play on top of the Solar2.mov clip, make sure the Track Selector is pointing down ( ), and click the Forward/Reverse Selector so that it is set to Reverse ( ).



7.
To shrink the Eye.mov clip, drag the slider below the End view to 68%.

The Eye.mov clip shrinks to 68% of its size, centered within the Solar2.clip.



8.
Click OK.

Let's preview it.

9.
Hold down the Alt key or the Option key and drag in the ruler across the Zoom transition.

The project currently ends as soon as the eye reaches 68%. To finish our project, we'll hold the eye at the end of the zoom as an inset within the stars. To do this, you need to create another version of the Zoom transition, keeping the Start and End percentages the same.

10.
From the Transitions palette, drag the Zoom transition into the remaining overlapping area between the Eye.mov and Solar2.mov clips.

11.
If the right edge of the second Zoom transition does not quite match the Out point of both the Eye.mov and Solar2.mov clips, drag it to the left or right until it does.



12.
Double-click the second Zoom transition to open the Zoom Settings dialog box.

13.
If you like, select the Show Actual Sources option.

14.
Make sure the Track Selector is pointing down, and click the Forward/Reverse Selector so that it is set to Reverse.

15.
Drag the slider underneath the Start view to 68%.

Setting the Start value to 68% continues the inset from the previous instance of the Zoom transition.

16.
Drag the slider underneath the End view to 68%.

Setting the End to 68% keeps the Eye.mov clip at its current size as an inset, while both it and the Solar2.mov clip continue to play for about another second. Keep the other settings the same.

Tip

To set the Start value and the End value to the same setting in the Zoom Settings dialog box, press and hold the Shift key and then drag either slider.

17.
Click OK.

18.
To preview the end of the project, hold down the Alt key or the Option key and scrub in the Timeline ruler across the final portion.



Alt/Option-scrubbing in the Timeline ruler gives a quick preview of your work but is not time accurate. For a more accurate look at your work, let's generate a preview of the entire project.

19.
Extend the work area bar to cover the entire duration of the project and press Enter (Windows) or Return (Mac OS).

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