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How to Zoom In and Out in Shotcut

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Last Updated: 16-02-2022

Categories: Tutorial, Video Editing

If you are just starting on your video editing journey then it is highly likely you are going to want to zoom in and out in Shotcut. Shotcut has several ways to achieve this, and in this tutorial we cover the main 2 methods; a quick zoom, and a smooth zoom.

A quick zoom is designed to give greater impact, it generally aims to reset the viewers attention and focus in on an interesting part of the video. However, depending on the content, it might be hard to follow a quick zoom, especially if lots of things are happening on the screen at once. In these cases it is better to choose a smooth zoom. A smooth zoom generally forces the viewers towards the important part of the video without resetting attention.

Quick Zoom In and Out:

Smooth Zoom In and Out in Shotcut:

The video also demonstrates how to pan around the video clip whilst zoomed in.

Shotcut Website: https://shotcut.org/