Final Cut Pro 6 - Creating Artificial Pans in 16:9 Footage

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Creating Artificial Pans in 16:9 Footage

In some complex scenes with multiple characters or centers of visual activity, an
artificial camera move (a pan) can be introduced to recenter the widescreen action
within the 4:3 frame.

In Final Cut Pro, you can crop and even perform simple pans by animating the Center
parameter in the Motion tab. However, unless the animation is convincing, this can be
more of a distraction than anything else. For more information on using the Motion
tab and animating parameters, see Chapter 14, “

Changing Motion Parameters

,” on

page 255 and “

Animating Motion Effects Using Keyframes

” on page 287.

16:9 to16:9 anamorphic