FCP keyframing?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Bob Jovi, May 9, 2007.

  1. Bob Jovi macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2006
    I know this subject is covered in another post but I was wondering if you could help me with a more specific subject.
    I have a video playing and I want it to go from full screen then move it to the right of the screen and crop it at the same time while a smaller window plays on the other side.
    i know you need to use keyframing but can this be done in FCP5 or do I need to send it to Motion?
  2. PkennethV macrumors 6502a

    Aug 16, 2006
    Yes, it can be done in FCP5. double-click the clip you want to crop/move to load it into the viewer. then in the viewer click the motion tab (i think, if not just try the other tabs) then a whole bunch of things you can do with keyframes including resizing/croping/moving will show. Sorry I couldn't be more specific, I don't have a computer with FCP with me this second.
  3. Sdashiki macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2005
    Behind the lens
    if you want the edit(s) to only apply to the clip as it is in the timeline:

    double-click it from the timeline to bring it into the viewer for editing.

    if you want the edit(s) to apply to this video clip always and forever:

    double-click it from the bin/library

    make sure you know which youve done, otherwise, you may make changes and they wont appear where you want them.

    Now, inside the viewer, click the basic motion tab.

    Here you find many of the options you can use to tweak/animate/move your clip.

    The little diamond button creates keyframes where the playhead is, move the playhead, create a new keyframe and make changes. Or, move playhead, make changes and it automatically creates a new keyframe for the change.

    Right clicking the keyframes, i think, lets you select how linear the animation should be...like ease-in and out.

    If you need finer control, this only works if you are editing from the timeline and not the bin:

    within the canvas window, there is a popout menu that says something like "view wireframes". turn this on and you will see a border around your current timeline selection. you can now click, drag, rotate, resize within the canvas and all changes will be reflected in the keyframes of the basic motion tab. You can set the playhead where you want the animation to begin. Move the playhead to where you want it to end; transform the video clip how you see fit. It is now animated.
  4. jayeskreezy macrumors 65816

    Mar 3, 2005
    anyone know how to do the morph effect?

    oops...my bad

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