How to make smooth start and stop of pan on still image

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Albert Hofmann

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How to make smooth start and stop of pan on still image

PostSun Oct 10, 2021 11:41 am

I have a poster (as a .tiff) where I zoomed in so it fills the width of the video. I start on one part of that poster, and later pan down to another part, and remain there a little before fading to another clip.

Using Transform and keyframes, the movement is done at a constant speed, so the start and end of the pan are not smooth.

Is there a way to "ease in" and "ease out" that pan to have a smooth movement?
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Re: How to make smooth start and stop of pan on still image

PostSun Oct 10, 2021 4:57 pm

Only ways I know to do this in DR is with Dynamic Zoom but only if you have 1 beginning and 1 ending point.

The other option is in Fusion.

The Edit page in DR has never had working ease in or ease out for all x and y axis.

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Re: How to make smooth start and stop of pan on still image

PostSun Oct 17, 2021 5:17 pm

It turns out that it's possible in the color page.

Here is how to do it:

- In the color page, use "Input Sizing" and set dynamic keyframes for the start and end of the pan.
- Select a keyframe, and then right-click on it. The menu then has "Change Dynamic Attributes..." which brings up a window named "Dissolve Type".
- Despite the misleading name, the "Dissolve" curves which can be set there let one smooth out the start and end of the pan.
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Re: How to make smooth start and stop of pan on still image

PostSun Oct 17, 2021 9:20 pm

Albert Hofmann wrote:It turns out that it's possible in the color page.
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Ease in and out of the in the edit page with transform zoom parameter works for me in v17.2.2.

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Re: How to make smooth start and stop of pan on still image

PostTue Oct 19, 2021 3:56 am

markhimsley wrote:
Albert Hofmann wrote:It turns out that it's possible in the color page.
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Ease in and out of the in the edit page with transform zoom parameter works for me in v17.2.2.

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Can you post a short video showing the smooth start or end of a pan with a still image? I find that ease in/out is better than nothing, but still not very good. The stops especially are abrupt.
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Re: How to make smooth start and stop of pan on still image

PostTue Oct 19, 2021 5:32 pm

You can do it in Resolve but it's very crude. You'll have a fantastic degree of control in Fusion for work like this. Just add the Transform node and animate the size of X/Y controls in the graph editor.
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