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)
- Create or open a sequence
- 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.
- Duplicate footage however many times you want. Use the alt key to make an exact duplicate.
- Top piece of footage. Set the scale at a normal zoom. (set base scale to 58 for 4k footage)
- Search for transform effect in the effects control panel.
- Uncheck the composition shutter angle and set shutter angle to 90 degrees.
- Toggle animation marker, go forward about 4 frames, and move position up so that the bottom is right off the screen.
- Footage beneath, zoom-in and then re-frame it.
- Find a natural point in your footage and cut the back part off.
- Ctrl + C on transform, click next key frames and Ctrl + V
- Drag key frames to correct position – check scale to ensure it looks correct
- Got to bottom one and zoom in (set scale to 105 and y position to 1095)
- 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! 😀