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    I do some editing of our racing events. At one of them the event depicted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWM5...e_gdata_player occurred. The guy who captured the video and was able to zoom in on the spinning Vette after the fact using an Apple video editing package. Is there a Windows based package that will let me zoom in on a portion of the video for better viewing after the fact?

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    Yes. Virtually all Windows NLEs (non-linear editors - ie video editing software to you and me, I don't think there's such a thing as a linear editor nowadays) will do this. Sony Movie Studio, Adobe Premier Elements, Pnnacle Studio are three popular budget packages.

    Do be aware that zooming in like this (digitally) is merely expanding the size of the pixels that make up the image - it cannot ad detail - so you are losing quality as is demonstrated in the video you link to.
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    Thanks! And thanks for the cautionary words about the pixilation. I'll have to strike a balance.

    I Saw Pinnacle was mentioned in the list, which is my current platform. If someone has time for a quick tutorial I would appreciate it.
    Last edited by Loco Vette; 01-26-2014 at 05:01 PM.

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    This is a typically poorly presented YouTube tutorial but you should be able to get the general idea:

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    That's perfect! I really appreciate your time. Happy editing!

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    FWIW when I use the Pan/Crop (that's zooming-in ), I will usually choose to concentrate on something bright ( e.g. the setting sun ). then I apply Keyframe to Brightness, so the main image goes dark(er). This helps to cover-up the pixilation. Making the zoom quickly also helps - but for "racing" I guess it needs to be done at the filming-stage.

    In general if you Pan / Crop about 20% - then pixilation "probably" won't notice.

    When 4K camcorders arrive, it will be possible to zoom-in 2:1 with "almost no loss of quality" - can't wait!
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    Thanks again! Clearly, I need all the help I can get!

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