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Experimental Video of a Fall Picture

Adding motion to a still picture is an effective way to add interest to your slide show. This is known as the Ken Burns effect and can be accomplished by using the crop and zoom tool in a video editor. Recently, I learned a more advanced technique that is making use of the so-called keyframes. They allow you to gain more precise control over the motion within a given time. In addition, the keyframes also let you change the opacity and quite a few other interesting functions, such as colour, rotation, scale etc. Ideally, you start out with a high resolution image. The above photo I used for this experiment lacks the clarity, which is very noticeable after I more than doubled its magnification in the process. Playing the short video will give a good idea of what I was trying to accomplish.


  1. rabirius · 16 Days Ago


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  2. Pit · 16 Days Ago

    Very interesting! 🙂 Did you do that with Affinity Photo?

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    • Peter Klopp · 15 Days Ago

      The photo was processed with Affinity, but the video was created with Filmora X, a video editing program.

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  3. Robert Parker · 15 Days Ago

    A very neat effect!

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  4. Stella, oh, Stella · 15 Days Ago

    This is from a photo? Wow. All I have seen so far is a short little movement when clicking on a photo.

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  5. crowcanyonjournal · 15 Days Ago

    Well done, Peter!

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  6. Amy · 15 Days Ago

    Very cool!!

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  7. shoreacres · 15 Days Ago

    It’s fun to learn these new techniques, isn’t it?

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  8. That’s very impressive, Peter/

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  9. Ann Coleman · 14 Days Ago

    I agree, that was very impressive!


  10. Steve Schwartzman · 13 Days Ago

    It’s been observed that the person whose name becomes attached to something often, even usually, wasn’t the person who originated the thing. So it is with the so-called Ken Burns effect. You can learn more about its origins at

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  11. jml297 · 6 Days Ago

    What an interesting technique, Peter, and it provides quite a different perspective to elements of the photo. Thank you for sharing this.

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