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Thread: Is there a "portrait" version of the Ken Burns Effect?

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    Default Is there a "portrait" version of the Ken Burns Effect?

    I am posting this here rather than just in the Mac/Apple section as maybe the Ken Burns effect is available in editing programs other than Mac/Apple/iMovie.

    In iMovie, I have a vertical/portrait shot of a map, and want to use a Ken Burns effect to center on one part, but the effect is in landscape mode. I want the effect to be in portrait mode. Can you change the effect so that it works in portrait?

    If there is no solution to that, any thoughts on using a different technique so that the same effect is accomplished?

    Any help is appreciated.

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    All editing programs can do this effect. It's just moving around an image. In Sony Vegas we use the Pan/crop tool.

    Here is a tutorial on how to do it in iMovie

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    I have seen the video you posted...thanks. But you'll notice that the video used in the demo and the Ken Burns effect both are in landscape mode, not portrait. The video does not suggest that the effect can be made to work in portrait mode. Thanks for you help anyway. It is appreciated.

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    If all you are doing is moving around an image what difference does the orientation of the image make.

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