Camera panning - Introduction

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Camera panning - Introduction

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Camera panning can be applied to image objects, flexi-collages and video objects. With the zoom & camera panning tool you can create a tracking shot. You use this to draw the viewer's eye over the image. And you determine the duration and the section of the image that will be displayed.
This chapter provides a first insight into the use of the zoom & camera panning tool. There are possibilities to discover which can enrich your presentation either subtly or impressively.

Designing your pan shot in the Layout designer

In the toolbar which is located at the top of the Layout designer, you will find at a glance all the tools which are useful when creating a pan shot.

Icons in the layout designer

Icons in the layout designer


Icon for the zoom & camera pan tool. Must be activated in order to create a camera pan shot or to specify a section of an image.


With this switch, new movement markers can be added. The camera's course is determined based on these points.


To remove existing motion markers you must select these in the Layout designer. The activated mark is removed by clicking on this button.


Makes the grid, on which the images can be magnetically aligned, visible or invisible


Brings up the context menu, via which you can also open the manual entry.


The chronological sequence of the camera’s course is determined with the help of the time markers. They determine the speed at which the camera moves from one frame segment to the next.