How to zoom in on iMovie on Mac/iPad

iMovie is one of the finest video making/editing software application sold by the Apple Inc. for the iOS devices. With the help of this application one can meticulously organize their video clips and turn them into short films or trailers and view them by will anywhere they wish to. iMovie offers certain comprehensive features, such as the ‘Ken Burns Effect’, which is a very simple and handy feature for those who wish to make their produced films/trailer more interactive. This article would guide one on how to use the Ken Burns effect for both MAC and iPad users.

How to zoom in on iMovie on Mac/iPad

Part1: Using Ken Burns effect on your MAC

Step 1: From the home window of your MacBook, launch the iMovie program and select the desired video you wish to add the effect to.

How to zoom in on iMovie on Mac/iPad

Step 2: Once you select your desired video, the program would be showing the various clips/frames the video is comprised of in the event browser window in the upper middle portion of the iMovie project screen. Select the clip to which you wish to apply the Ken burns effect to and it will appear in the corresponding editing viewer section.

How to zoom in on iMovie on Mac/iPad

Step 3: After you select the clip you want to work on, click on the "Crop" button which is designated by a square with 2 lines and located on the middle pane separating the top project workspace from the bottom. This button will bring up "Fit," "Crop," and "Ken Burns" video editing effects onto the selected video clip within the editing viewer.

How to zoom in on iMovie on Mac/iPad

Step 4: In the video editing screen, select the Ken Burns effect located at the upper left corner. This in turn would bring up two rectangles of distinguished colours, mainly red and green.

How to zoom in on iMovie on Mac/iPad

Step 5: It all comes down to the positioning of the above mentioned rectangles to produce the Ken burns effect. The red rectangle is used to spot the end position of the effect whereas the green rectangle is used to spot the start position of the effect, that is, from where the zooming in starts (green rectangle) and where the zooming in ends (red rectangle).

How to zoom in on iMovie on Mac/iPad

Both of the rectangles are resizable and adjustable allowing one to use the effect to its top most finesse.

How to zoom in on iMovie on Mac/iPad

Step 6: Before you wrap things up, feel free to preview the effect by hitting on the play button present in the video editor window. Adjust the rectangles and their dimensions if required.

How to zoom in on iMovie on Mac/iPad

Step 7: Click done when you feel satisfied by your efforts to save your edited video. You have successfully used the Ken burns effect.

How to zoom in on iMovie on Mac/iPad

part2: Using the Ken Burns effect on an iPad

The procedure is just as same as the one used for MacBook. The only difference is that one does not get the comfort of editing in an iPad that one gets while doing it with a MacBook.

Step 1: From your application tray, tap on the iMovie application and select the desired video you wish to work on.

How to zoom in on iMovie on Mac/iPad

Step 2: Select the frame you wish to work with.

How to zoom in on iMovie on Mac/iPad

Step 3: Tap onto the crop icon and then select the Ken Burns effect.

How to zoom in on iMovie on Mac/iPad

Step 4: Just as done in a MacBook, adjust and relocate the rectangles according to your will and how you want the effect to work.

How to zoom in on iMovie on Mac/iPad

Step 5: Preview the clip and make adjustments accordingly until you get what you desire.

Step 6: Tap done and allow the application to process the entire video and gave it in the gallery present.

Part3: How to zoom in a video on Windows Desktop using a suitable tool?

Zooming in on a video is not possible on the default media player for Windows. For that to be made possible, one would require a powerful editing tool with a zoom in and zoom out function. One in the leads is Movavi Video Editor. This editor is easy to understand and use.

For availing the zoom in feature offered by Movavi Video Editor, one should follow the given steps below in a proper fashion to ensure optimum results.

Step 1: Download and install Movavi Video Editor on your desktop.

Step 2: Select you media file you wish to edit. Once selected, drag the file to the timeline board.

How to zoom in on iMovie on Mac/iPad

Step 3: Select the Effects pane, then transform and click zoom in-out. Adjust the image area you want the effect to be applied to.

How to zoom in on iMovie on Mac/iPad

Step 4: Now in the settings pane, adjust the zoom in smoothness and zoom out smoothness parameters in percentage. For understanding, if you set the zoom in smoothness to 0, you’ll get a zoom out effect for you video and vice-versa.

How to zoom in on iMovie on Mac/iPad

Step 5: After setting up the parameters, save the clip when you feel satisfied with its preview.

How to zoom in on iMovie on Mac/iPad

It’s easy to zoom in this way. If you’re a Mac user, you will simply love iMovie, because it’s a lot more simpler to do it. And with Wondershare’s Video Converter, you don’t have to worry about any video problems, any more.

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