Create Scrolling Images in FCPX

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Bending Pixels, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

    Jul 22, 2010
    I'm a total noob to FCPX. I'm working on a video for my high school reunion, and would like to create an effect of all of the senior images scrolling l to r, similar to what was done in this video (starting at 13sec). Any recommendations?
  2. Unami macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    can't watch the example video on my ipad ("not available").

    but i guess, you can first combine all images into one huge image using an image editor (photoshop), and then use the ken burns effect in fcpx for the pan.

  3. musique macrumors regular


    Apr 10, 2009
    Ken Burns effect might work for you

    I’ve used the Ken Burns effects in FCPX to take an image that is wider than my 1080 screen resolution to do this.

    It’s pretty simple to do.. After you’ve created the video you want for the background, import the wider image you want to scroll across and lay it over it. Highlight it and click on the Ken Burns effect. It will give you a start and an end overlay. For an extended (long) image, you may have to do several of these and combine them.

    If you’re doing this on an older (i.e., slower) Mac and/or one with limited memory, the final compression may take quite a bit of time.

    Good luck.
  4. Bending Pixels thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 22, 2010
    Thanks for the responses. That all makes sense. It definitely helps.

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