Common Examples of Effects That Utilize Keyframes
If you’ve applied any of the effects that come bundled with VideoStudio Pro, you may already be working with keyframes. In these instances, VSP is picking the keyframes for you and then doing the work behind the scenes to create smooth transitions between the frames. However, almost all of these effects have customization options that allow you to define your own keyframes.
Here are just a few examples:
1. Fade In or Fade Out – As we mentioned earlier, this is a very basic type of effect that uses two or more keyframes to animate the sequence between a blank screen and one with an image, or vice versa.
2. Move From One Point to Another – In slideshows, it’s common to see an effect that involves a photo first being shown on one part of the viewing area and then moving to another, like from the upper left corner to the lower right. Not only can you use keyframes to pick the starting and ending point of these transitions, but you can also use them to help define the path the image will take as it moves from one place to another.
3. Change Color – Do you want the text of your title to change from red to black, then back again? This is a pretty easy transition to create with keyframes.
4. Pan and Zoom – This type of effect is great because it’s a fairly easy way to create an illusion of motion from a still image. You can use keyframes to define areas of an image you want to pan to and zoom in on, and VSP then uses these frames to create a smooth, seamless animation.