Adobe Premiere Pro CC Smooth Zoom Blur Transition Effect Tutorial (How to)

– Hey everyone, my name’s Justin Odisho. And in this tutorial, I’m
gonna show you how to create a Smooth Zoom Transition
Effect in Adobe Premiere Pro. So for this example, you can see I’ve got a few
clips laid out on my timeline, and there’s just a simple cut
in between each one of them, where one clip moves into the next. And that’s where we’re gonna begin working to create our transition. So rather than applying effects
onto each one of these ends and ins of these clips, I’m gonna go to my project media bin and I’m gonna go to file, new, adjustment layer. This is gonna create an
empty adjustment layer in your project media bin which you can drag on top of the clips to work in between both
of them on one layer. So I’m gonna squeeze the sides
of this adjustment layer in just about a few frames on each side so I have enough room to work with. And I’m actually going to put another one right on top. So you should have two adjustment
layers on top of the clip and in between them. Next I’m gonna take the
first adjustment layer and I’m just gonna squeeze
the left side of it in until it starts exactly at the cut. It should snap right to it as long as your magnetic snap is on. Which it should be by default. Now I have two adjustment layers and I’m gonna begin applying some effects onto the first one to
prepare for our zoom effect. So if I head over to the effects panel on the right hand side, the first thing you wanna do
is add a replicate filter. And you should find this
under the stylize folder in the video effects. I’m just using the search
bar to pull these up. So when I add the replicate onto the first adjustment layer, you’ll see that it’ll duplicate the clip. However, I want to duplicate it once more. So open up the Effects Control Panel and under the replicate effect, turn the count up to three. Now we have a border and then the middle frame for
us to eventually zoom into. But we don’t want all these sharp edges. We want everything to be nice and smooth. So we’re gonna have to
add one more effects. And that’s mirror. So I’m gonna find mirror. You should find it under
this distort effect. And I’m actually gonna add
this effect a few times. But I’ll tell you why. So click and drag this
effect onto that same first adjustment layer. And we’re slowly gonna
make each corner disappear. So we’re gonna need four
lines of symmetry there. So for the first one, you can see this line of symmetry. And I’ll put it at 90 degrees. And then I’ll move the reflection center, you have the X and Y, so I’ll move the Y until
the ends meet in the center. So you can see I made this line disappear. Now I’m gonna do the same thing. I’m gonna take this mirror effect. I’m gonna apply it once more. Except this time, instead of 90 degrees, I’m gonna use negative 90 degrees. And that’s gonna give me an
opposite line of symmetry. And I’m just gonna pull it over until the top line disappears. So now I have moved
all the vertical lines. And now I’m gonna do the same thing with the horizontal lines. So I’m gonna add this two more times. So once here, I’ll move the reflection angle to 180 and then I’ll just move the
X all the way to the left. And you can see where that line meets and disappears. And then I’m gonna add a fourth and final time. This time using 360 degrees. And move the X reflection center over until those edges meet. And you can use the up and down arrow keys to get exact precision. And then you should have
a smooth center frame. You can’t really see
where it begins or ends, but we have that perfect
smoothness for us to zoom into. So now we’re done doing things
to the first adjustment layer and all we have left to
do it create the zoom. So now we’re gonna work on
the top adjustment layer. And we’re gonna head
over to the effects panel and find one called transform. So it should be under the distort folder. And lets click and drag that onto the
top adjustment layer. This is how we’re gonna
get that smooth motion blur and zoom at the same time. So for the zoom effect we’re actually only gonna need to create two key frames. So I’m gonna start at
the center of the cut. And then I’m gonna move left about six key frames or so. So for the left key frame, this is the start of the zoom, I’m gonna head over to the scale parameter and click this little stopwatch icon to toggle animation and key frames. And that’s automatically gonna
create one key frame here. Which is at 100, or the normal scale. Then we’re gonna go back to the center and then I’m gonna move six
key frames to the right, because that’s what I moved to the left. And then we’re gonna turn the
scale all the way up to 300. And what that’s gonna do is it’s gonna zoom all the way
back in on our center tile since we initially divided
it into a grid of three and now we’re zooming back in on it 300%. So next in order to get the motion blur simply uncheck this box here that says “Use Composition’s
Shutter Angle.” And then turn the shutter
angle all the way up. 306 degrees is gonna give you the strongest amount of blur
in between your key frames, but if you want a lesser
effect for some reason then you can go down
to something like 180. I like using 360 to get
the maximum smooth blur. So in my example here that was just a bit too slow for my taste. And before you can call the effect done, you should do just one more
fine tuning of the timing. And we can do that by opening
up the scale dropdown menu. In here you should be able to adjust the velocity of the effect. So what you wanna do is make sure that the peak velocity is near
the cuts of the frame. So if I click this velocity thing, I can pull these timers so
that it starts off slowly and then ramps up to a higher speed. So if I pull both of
the velocity sliders to create a bit of a mountain peak. And then I also move my key
frames inward or outward. I just want to make sure that that peak is hitting at
the center of the cuts. And by doing this we create
a bit more of an advanced, or woosh impact. So it slowly zooms up and then it zooms out quickly. So this is what that looks like. And I think that looks a lot smoother. But you can stay here and fine tune these and stretch things out. Play around with them as much as you want. But those are the basics of
the smooth zooming effect. From here you can just highlight
the two adjustment layers. Command C or right click and copy them. And then make sure your two
tracks are only highlighted, not track one. And then paste them on. And you can know they’re aligned by aligning the second one
at the start of the cut. So there you just paste the same effect onto each of the cuts that you wanted to use it on
for the rest of your project. And you’ll have that smooth, zooming transition effect
in between all of them. So if you enjoyed this tutorial then definitely leave a like on it and tell me what you
thought in the comments. I have more Premiere
Pro transition effects in a playlist on my channel. So check those out. And be sure to subscribe to my channel for more effects coming soon. I wanna make some more tutorials on how to make these things into presets so that you can use them easier. And I might even put together
all of my transition effects in my own type of preset pack. So subscribe for all that. Stay tuned. And follow me on social media, @JustinOdisho on Twitter and Instagram. Stay tuned for more. Thank you guys so much for watching and I’ll see you next time.

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