How to Zoom in a Video

To zoom in a video, follow these simple steps:

  1. Download and launch Movavi Video Editor.

  2. Import your video to the program.
  3. Apply the zoom effect or crop the video.
  4. Save the video.

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Edited by Ben Jacklin

Want to focus your audience’s attention on specific details in your video? There’s an easy way to do it: just zoom a video to bring those scenes closer to the viewer. All you need to do this is a powerful video editor with a zoom function – like Movavi Video Editor. It’s a multifunctional video editing and processing tool that will let you quickly and easily zoom in or zoom out a video, apply other special effects, add audio, titles, and transitions, and save the result to any of over 180 media formats.

There are two ways to create a zoom-in effect – using a dedicated tool or cropping a video. You can find detailed instructions for both methods in the article below.

  1. Pan and zoom in a video with ease: Movavi Video Editor

  2. Plenty of tools including zooming in: Final Cut Pro

  3. Professional video-editing software: Adobe® Premiere® Pro

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How to do the zoom-in effect (with pan and zoom tool)

The zooming effect is relatively easy to add. See how to zoom in on a video with the help of this simple guide.

Step 1. Install the video zoom editor

Download the video zoomer and open the file to launch the installation. Follow the onscreen guide and the program will be ready to edit your clip in just a couple of minutes.

Step 2. Add your video

Launch the video zoom software. After that, click Add Files and pick the clip you want to edit. The selected video will be added to the Media Bin. Drag it onto the Timeline.

Step 3. Apply the zoom effect

Open the More Tools tab and click Pan and Zoom to make a video zoom edit.

In the Pan and Zoom section, click the Zoom in icon and then drag it to the video.

Once you’ve added the effect, you’ll see an arrow with a start and an end point on your video on the timeline (the keyframes). Move the arrow to change the position of the applied effect on the timeline. You can adjust the duration of the effect by stretching the arrow – drag the keyframes to the right or left as needed. To select the area you want to zoom in on, adjust the orange frame in the Preview Window. You can also remove any individual keyframe (or all keyframes at once) by right-clicking the keyframe and selecting Remove Keyframe from the context menu. If you want to restore the initial zoom level, select the Zoom out option and add the effect the same way you did with zoom-in. You can apply zoom effects multiple times to any segment of your video – each time you do this, keyframes with an arrow will be added to your footage on the timeline.

Step 4. Save your clip

Click the Export button and choose the tab that’s best for your requirements. You can save the clip on your computer, export it for viewing on a specific mobile device, or prepare your movie for uploading to the Internet. Once you’ve chosen the desired option, click Start.

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How to zoom in a video by cropping it

Undoubtedly, there are times when you need to trim your videos in order to erase unnecessary information and draw your viewers' attention to the most important elements. Movavi Video Editor can also be used as a video zooming app. Simply insert your videos into the program, determine the fragment you want to cut away, and save the finished file in the format you want: MP4, AVI, FLV, WMV, MPEG or in another.

Step 1. Install the video zoom software

Download the zoom-in video editor and run the installation file. Simply follow the instructions on the screen to install the software correctly.

Step 2. Add the video you want to trim

Start the program and click the Add Files button. In the newly opened window, select the video file that you want to trim using cropping. The video you selected will be added to the Media Bin. Drag it onto the Timeline.

Step 3. Crop your video

Click on the video and press the Crop button as shown in the picture. Stretch and move the rectangle in the preview window to define the frame you want. Finally, click Apply.

Movavi Video Editor is much more than just a video zoom editor. This is a multifunctional video editor: besides splitting, merging, and trimming video files, it allows you to improve video quality, add special effects, music and titles, and much more.

Step 4. Save your trimmed video

Click the Export button and select the option you want. In the dialog window, determine the desired video format or the mobile device. If necessary, enter the video settings and click on Start. That’s how you zoom in on a video by cropping it.

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*The free version of Movavi Video Editor may have the following restrictions depending on the build: watermark on exported clips, 60-second video or 1/2 audio length limit, and/or some advanced features unavailable when exporting videos.

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