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    Video clip from a photo

    I was wondering if anyone here can point me in the right direction. I have a still image from which I wish to create a video clip that follows a moving viewing window along a path through the image. While it is doing this I want to change the size of the window, while keeping the video frame constant, to create the illusion of zooming during this motion. I know I have seen this done before but I just can't figure out how to get there.
    Any help would be appreciated. I do have CS6 and have been digging through the online Help files and videos for Premiere Pro without success as of yet.
    Other software suggestions if simpler would also be welcome.

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    Hi, I’m far from an expert on this, but I’ve tried it now and then. I believe what you’re after is what’s often called “the Ken Burns effect”. My suggestion would be to search Google and/or Youtube with keywords like “Ken Burns effect”, “Premiere”, “Panning”. One example of a Youtube tutorial that Google points out:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFnaLUwoRaA

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    I use this software:
    http://www.wnsoft.com/picturestoexe/
    It allows you to create .exe slideshows (self executing) that you can send to anyone. They just have to click on it to run. You can sync the show to music as well. It works great, but the only catch is that the user interface is far from intuitive so you could spend a fair bit of time figuring out how to get the results you want.

    Another program is this one:
    http://www.photodex.com/
    I haven't used it but apparently it's a bit easier to learn.

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    I'm absolutely no expert, but I've done a similar thing with making a moving timelapse out of a static shot. So maybe you could just make a "time-lapse". In the worst case you could copy your file an x-amount of times to create the needed frames. It's not an ideal way, but it's easy to work out and to do.

    There are probably easier ways with Aobe software, but I'm no expert

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    Thanks for the ideas and links. Got it going for now in Premiere Pro. It is kind of clunky to do this with but it does work. Will check out the other software if this goes where I hope it does. Thanks!

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