Windows Zoom and Pan Animations

The Zoom-n-Pan feature is not available for Camtasia Mac. To add a zoom animation, see Animations.

The Zoom-n-Pan tab offers a quick way to add zoom in, zoom out, and pan animations to the timeline.

Add zoom and pan animations to:

  • Improve viewing when producing the final video at dimensions smaller than the source recording.
  • Focus on important actions within the video, like typing in a text field or selecting an option in a large application.
  • Move from area to area when editing dimensions are large.

Add a Zoom In / Zoom Out Sequence

  1. Position playhead on timeline where zoom will occur.
  2. Choose Animations tool > Zoom-n-Pan tab. 
  3. Move and size zoom rectangle to get desired effect. That area fills the canvas and is what your viewers see.
  4. A zoom animation is added to the timeline.
    • Drag to adjust location of effect.

    • Drag either end of the zoom animation on timeline to adjust effect's duration. This is how long the effect lasts.
  5. To zoom back out, place playhead where zoom animation ends.
  6. Repeat steps 3-4 dragging the rectangle to zoom back out.

Add a Zoom and Pan Sequence

Panning moves the viewer to another part of the screen without changing the level of magnification. For this sequence, the first animation needs to be a zoom animation.

  1. Position playhead on timeline where zoom will occur.
  2. Choose Animations tool > Zoom-n-Pan tab. 
  3. Move and size zoom rectangle to get desired effect.
  4. A zoom animation is added to the timeline.
      • Drag to adjust location of effect.

    • Drag either end of the zoom animation on timeline to adjust effect's duration. This is how long the effect lasts.
  5. To create the pan animation, place playhead where pan will occur. Drag zoom rectangle to another part of the canvas without resizing.
  6. Repeat step 5 until all pan animations are created.
  7. To zoom back out, place playhead where zoom out animation will occur. Move and size zoom rectangle to get desired effect.

 

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