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Create a Shutter Zoom Effect in Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2018)

Learn to create a shutter zoom in Adobe Premiere Pro!
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A neat way to zoom your footage is to make it look like it is being zoomed in by a camera. You can recreate the shutter zoom in Adobe Premiere Pro pretty easily. Today we will be going over how to create a shutter zoom effect in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

How to Create a Shutter Zoom Effect in Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2018)

  1. Create or open a sequence
  2. Drag in your footage (1080p footage/dragging in 4k piece of footage). With 1080p, we can zoom from 100-120 without sever pixelation. With 4k footage in a 1080p composition, we can zoom from about 50 to 115 without sever pixelation.
  1. Duplicate footage however many times you want. Use the alt key to make an exact duplicate.
  2. Top piece of footage. Set the scale at a normal zoom. (set base scale to 58 for 4k footage)
  3. Search for transform effect in the effects control panel.
  4. Uncheck the composition shutter angle and set shutter angle to 90 degrees.
  5. Toggle animation marker, go forward about 4 frames, and move position up so that the bottom is right off the screen.
  6. Footage beneath, zoom-in and then re-frame it.
  7. Find a natural point in your footage and cut the back part off.
  8. Ctrl + C on transform, click next key frames and Ctrl + V
  9. Drag key frames to correct position – check scale to ensure it looks correct
  10. Got to bottom one and zoom in (set scale to 105 and y position to 1095)
  11. Effects – “black & white” and drag on to each footage to make it more dramatic.

There you have it. That is how you can create a shutter zoom effect in Premiere Pro. It’s decently simple, and leaves you with a fun effect!

Post any uses of this in the comments below. I would love to see them! 😀

 

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