Adding Camera movement to still

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Espnetboy3, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. Espnetboy3 macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2003
    In After Effects How can I fake a camera movement to a still photo. I know i must have the photo larger than the comp size. Then can I just use scale or should i use a camera and do it? People mentioned something about the wiggler tool for randomness im not to sure. Any help would be great.
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Just use keyframes and change the scale and/or position values. Unless you have access to a specialized camera setup designed to pan & zoom on stills doing it in software can provide smoother results.

  3. rjphoto macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2005
    Final Cut vs. After Effects

    I haven't used After Effects since Ver.2.

    You can do this in Final Cut Pro fairly easily.

    I've only used it a few times and I'm not at the office to give you step by step, but it can be done.

    Even iMovie can do it to some extent with the Ken Burns Effects.

    Click and drag the photo to where you want the movement to start with the start button checked in the effects control window. (I'm not sure whcih to do first, but) Move the photo/change the zoom level and click the end button. Let it render and then play it to see if you like it.

    Hey Lethal, that sound about right?
  4. Lacero macrumors 604


    Jan 20, 2005
    Trish Meyer wrote a tutorial on this very thing:

    It's in the June 2003 Motion Graphics feature at

    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]

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