Using Still images in Premiere in Premiere aka pan and scan

Adobe Premiere makes it possible to animate still images easily. There are many other features which make the software so powerful. A still image can easily be animated using Premiere.

Step 1: Setting up the project

Choosing the right sequence settings

Resolution and pixel aspect ratio

Step 2: Preparing photos

Step 3: importing still images

GS-03: Importing files into Adobe Premiere Pro

There are many ways to get mages into premeie. Use file->import, the media browser, use Bridge->open in Premeire or drag and drop.

Formats supported by Premiere

Supported still‑image and still-image sequence file formats Premiere Pro supports 8bpc (4 bytes per pixel) and 16bpc (8 bytes per pixel) still-image files.

AI, EPS BMP, DIB, RLE DPX EPS GIF ICO (Icon File) (Windows only) JPEG (JPE, JPG, JFIF) PICT PNG PSD PSQ (Adobe Premiere 6 Storyboard) PTL, PRTL (Adobe Premiere title) TGA, ICB, VDA, VST TIF

Scale assets automatically

is your clip distorted? Understanding pixel aspect ratios

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Step 4: Adding the Still Image

Now need you need to add the images to the stage. Drag the slider to the point where you want the image to be displayed and the animation to start. Now you can drag the image down from the project window to the video track. This will make it possible to align it correctly and display it at the right time.

Step 5: Setting the Duration of the Image

Now you need to set how long the image will be displayed for. Move the slider to the position where you want the animation to stop. Now take hold of the edge of the image and stretch it right up to the line.

Step 6: Previewing

To preview the animation click the start of the time line and then hold down Alt if you’re using a windows PC or Option if you’re using a Mac. Now drag the slider to preview the finished effect.

Step 7: Animating the Image

Using motion controls

Check that the still image is still selected in the timeline. Then click Clip, Video Options, Motion. Check that the Alpha setting is set on Use Clips. Preview the effect by clicking the Show All button. By default the animated path will be straight you can click ok and the clip will move horizontally. You can however make changes if required.

Step 8: Adjusting Motion

The motion path will be horizontal to start off with. It is possible to adjust the motion path to move the image in various directions. The motion points can be dragged around and moved to make the image move differently. You will see a grey box, this will be the visible area of the screen and will help you to work out exactly how the finished animation will look. Extra motion paths can be added by clicking the line close to the start motion point and then dragging it down to the correct position.

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Motion positon scale and rotate

Step 9: Rotating and Scaling

If you want to enhance the animation even more then you can rotate and scale the image. Change both the rotation and zoom settings which are located under the preview window. Adjust the zoom and rotation values in the dialog box to perfect the animation.

Step 10: Adding transitions

Adding Transitions

Step 11: Adding Sound

Supported audio file formats AAC AC3 (including 5.1 surround) AIFF, AIF ASND (Adobe Sound Document) AVI (Video for Windows) BWF (Broadcast WAVE format, Premiere Pro CS5 (5.0.2) and later) M4A (MPEG-4 Audio) mp3 (mp3 Audio) MPEG, MPG (MPEG Movie) MOV (QuickTime; requires QuickTime player) MXF (Media eXchange Format; P2 Movie: Panasonic Op-Atom variant of MXF, with video in DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD, AVC-Intra; XDCAM HD Movie, Sony XDCAM HD 50 (4:2:2), Avid MXF Movie) WMA (Windows Media Audio, Windows only) WAV (Windows WAVeform)

Overview of audio and the Audio Mixer

Working with Audio in Premiere Pro

Step 12: Exporting to movie

MAKE ANOTHER ONE.Using the same images, do it differently! It should be completely different, consider using different audio, re-sequncing the images, speed it up or slow it down,

Step 13: make DVD

Use iDVD to make a DVD