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VideoPad Video Editor Tutorial | Apply Pan and Zoom (The Ken Burns Effect)

September 3, 2019

Today we will be applying the Ken Burns
Effect, also known as Pan and Zoom, with VideoPad. To begin, load your video clip into VideoPad
and drag the clip to the timeline. If you would like to apply the pan and zoom
effect to a portion of your video, you will need to split the clip into sections before
applying the Pan and Zoom effect. To split a clip, click on the timeline where
you would like the effect to begin and select “Split” from the Sequence Preview window. After you have created a section to apply
the Pan and Zoom effect to, click to highlight the section. With the selection highlighted, from the Video
Effects menu, select “Pan and Zoom”. This will open the effects dialogue box. Select Start or End based on your preference,
and select the focus point of the Pan and Zoom effect by dragging the outline to select
part of the video frame as a focus point. … And you’re done! Simply press play to review your work. We hope that you have enjoyed this video tutorial. To see more, visit our YouTube channel, or
follow the links in the description.


  • Reply Steve Bobo September 16, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    Hi,I'm trying to figure out how to make a photo move forward and back. I don't seem able to figure this out.Thanks.

  • Reply Fonz Suda September 24, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    when i try to use it, it always starts from the part where i selected, how do i make it so it starts from the full frame of the clip, then zooms in over time?

  • Reply chellseakatee__ October 2, 2016 at 10:57 am

    I can't seem to find it can you help me?

  • Reply 123 jk November 2, 2016 at 4:30 am

    I love video pad I just made a video with it but my video is kind of fuzzy and has green pixels. how do I fix that?

    Can I create my own effects using videopad or do I need to install something else for that?

  • Reply tobi November 4, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Hi! How do I zoom in on an item across the screen. Example: There was a bird that flew across the screen, and I wanted to zoom in on the bird from start to finish. Thanks! 😀

  • Reply Maxim koopa November 22, 2016 at 4:01 am

    Thanks, great quick video!

  • Reply Joshua Miller's Channel December 8, 2016 at 5:35 pm


  • Reply Steve Bobo December 11, 2016 at 2:35 am

    My video pad has zoom but no pan, I wonder why?

  • Reply MindMotionMA December 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    That text transition in the beginning with the white line panning out is what I want to learn. How do you do that?

  • Reply MindMotionMA December 23, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Could you please teach me how to apply the reveal underline text animation?

  • Reply Ill Galaxy January 13, 2017 at 4:07 am

    Hey I paid $2.99 to get all effects but for some reason I didn't get that please help.

  • Reply Reecal February 15, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    I notice how you have a version that is newer than mine. how do i update my version?

  • Reply Tomi Malinen February 25, 2017 at 9:03 am

    I can't get this to work properly.

    This is what I want to do:
    I have a 5 minute long video. At 2:00 I want a short zoom to 2:10. And after that back to normal.

    This is how I try to do it:
    I split the video at 2:00 and 2:10. I select the short clip in between 2:00 and 2:10. Click FX. Click Start and leave it as it is. Click End and zoom it where I want it to zoom.

    The Result:
    The video runs normally until 2:00 when it jerks halfway where I zoomed it, does very subtle zooming until 2:10 nowhere near I set it to zoom. And at 2:10 it jerks back.

    My analysis:
    Videopad somehow thinks I want to zoom from 0:00 to 5:00 but only want to show this process at 2:00 to 2:10. Is this a bug or normal operation? If normal operation, why would anyone want to do this and how do I set it to Zoom from 2:00 to 2:10 as it should?

  • Reply Huggesa's Channel March 11, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Hello! I can't do this, please help! I choose pan & zoom, and it's all zoom and if I put the check in the preview everything is fine, only this effect is not recorded in the video and only Zoom. What to do? please help!

  • Reply EbtheELITE March 23, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Love this editor! its free its fast and efficient and no lag whatsoever!!

  • Reply Molly & Izzy's World March 30, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    it didn't work for me

  • Reply Matt Squibbs March 30, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Very simple question: How do I start a pan effect on a single image, starting at the bottom of the image, and panning to the top, while already zoomed in on the image (unchanging amount of zoom) from the beginning to end of the clip?

  • Reply Alliance Of Cars April 5, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Hi NCH ! I love this program, but can't use for photo edit in video.
    ( like a set logo )
    Please, add this mode, also if this mod is added, please record new tutorial.

    Thanks and good luck.

  • Reply Sprazzmatic April 11, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Grrr. But how do I make it ease in and out?

  • Reply Contagious Intelligence May 7, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Is it possible to pan without zooming?

  • Reply Wesley Boshoff May 15, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Hey guys, I have a question… How do i add the zoom effect on an image that I have on the timeline where the whole image zooms almost like from 100% to 150%…

  • Reply Ultimatequinoxe May 21, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    I'm sadly having the same issue as someone who previously commented. I have contacted support about it, and its such a frustrating thing. 🙁 When running the editor, I watch the playback, and my pan and zoom on the last clip is perfect, smooth and lovely. But once exported, in all variations I can select, the zoom doesn't transist, it just jumps from A to B.

  • Reply Saxmasta387 June 1, 2017 at 7:02 am

    how would one go about downloading updates?

  • Reply crissbee June 2, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    how I can to draw and put in a video? It's possible? This app it's the best forever

  • Reply Jason the rat June 15, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    hey I'm having problems doing the pan and zoom. Whenever I export it, it doesn't works.

  • Reply Corrupt Banana July 5, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Here's a question, how can I stop my video's from corrupting every time I use this? I go to edit and more of the footage just messes itself.

  • Reply outfit outfit August 24, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    hi, i m using the pro edition and i don t find how to haze a face
    is it possible ?

  • Reply Daniel September 13, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Done subscribing, i really like video pad

  • Reply TheBlackNein September 16, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    I just downloaded the software. And im hoping to have fun using it !! 😀

  • Reply Utini dealer September 23, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    I don't have that option.

  • Reply Atlas Moon November 9, 2017 at 1:57 am

    This doesn't work

  • Reply toxicated wolf November 18, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Can we get some more effects to it please , like maybe more transisions such as a spin transison and maybe make the wrap a bit better so you see no black background? And fix the interlace please

  • Reply Oacio December 3, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Uploaded on my birthday! Great tutorial!

  • Reply ZeeGee December 7, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    I switched from WMM and love this program. The comparisons online don't do VideoPad justice. You can do SO much more than with WMM. My question is when I try pan and zoom, I split the part that I want to pan and zoom from the overall clip, but where the split is it jumps ahead in the zoom a bit. It is not smooth. I have ensured that the 'start' option is fully expanded on the video panel. Is there a solution for this?

  • Reply Juan Davalos December 26, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Nice voice !!!

  • Reply Fakhrul RW January 15, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Best Editor EVER!!!! Cuz Its FREE No Lag + Easy To Use

  • Reply duIIness January 17, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    It wont let me click Pan and Zoom

  • Reply Adri January 26, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Not found for me…

  • Reply Starksyrup February 3, 2018 at 7:07 am

    I have everything listed under Video Effects just like in this video, except for 'Pan and Zoom'. What the hell?

  • Reply Kwan yin Kong February 15, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    After I have applied the pan and zoom function to an image, how do I save the zoomed in positions and apply these same positions to other images in the timeline?

  • Reply Rez February 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Hey, Is There Anyway of doing Zoom in and zoom out effect between clips? so the screen in the end of a clip get streched then the other get normal hope you understanded me

  • Reply Joe Malstatt March 18, 2018 at 6:21 pm


  • Reply jdbalboa May 30, 2018 at 5:29 am

    why did you exit the video so quick i didn't see what it really did – so dumb to do it exhibit that way

  • Reply Mickado June 24, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Is there a way to just only zoom in?

  • Reply Skinny Ralph June 26, 2018 at 12:34 am

    So I set out a clip to pan and zoom in it's own sequence tab. However when I try to select it to zoom it goes to the main file where I cut it out of. I also can't seem to control the placement of the zoom, like keep it at a certain person but the position of the person moves a bit. Anyone know How to rectify these issues I am having?

  • Reply NICULL July 6, 2018 at 9:40 am

    One of the easiest video editing software i ever used. I never watched any tutorials on video editing and learned it all by myself and with this program it was very easy!

  • Reply TheLiving Bluejay September 4, 2018 at 5:14 am

    Is there a way I can add the 'pan and zoom' effect to VideoPad v 4.22?

  • Reply NCH Software October 16, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Download VideoPad to get started:

    For more VideoPad video editing tutorials, visit

  • Reply Yarida November 4, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    working with videopad is worse then all my nightmares

  • Reply bewb July 21, 2019 at 7:09 am

    how do you zoom in bnot from out

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