How to ‘Zoom In’ a Video with the Movavi Video Editor

Imagine if you just recorded a video only to realize (belatedly) that it isn’t sufficiently focused on the details that you want it to be. Rather than re-shooting the entire video, why not just enlarge or ‘zoom in’ on those specific details instead? Assuming your video was captured in a high enough resolution it shouldn’t degrade the quality and it will save you a lot of time and effort in the process too.

Even if you’ve never really edited a video in the past, with the Movavi Video Editor the process of enlarging or ‘zooming in’ to a video is really very simple. In fact, it just takes these few simple steps:

  1. movavi-video-editorAdd the video to the software by clicking on ‘Add Media Files’ and selecting it.
  2. Drag and drop the video in the ‘Timeline’.
  3. Open the ‘Effects’ panel and select the ‘Transform’ menu
  4. Click on ‘Zoom In-Out’ and in the preview frame adjust the frame that appears to select the area that you want to zoom in or out from.
  5. Open the ‘Settings’ pane and set the ‘Zoom In Smoothness’ and ‘Zoom Out Smoothness’. Set the ‘Zoom Out Smoothness’ to 0 so that it doesn’t zoom out at all, and then set the ‘Zoom In Smoothness’ at a value from 1 to 100. If you set it at 100 it will be instantly zoomed, whereas the lower the value the slower it will zoom in.
  6. When you’re satisfied, save the video using one of the many optimized presets that are available.

While you’re editing the video you could also look at tweaking other areas. In particular you may want to ‘sharpen’ the image so that it looks crisp and clear even when you zoom in. With the features available on the Movavi Video Editor, you’ll definitely be able to get your video to look exactly the way that you want it to – though it may take a little bit of trial and error.

For more detailed instructions on how to ‘zoom in’ a video, check out the ones here:

Once you’re done, be sure to review the video to make sure that it looks good. If you need to edit it further, do so – and maybe this time look at other enhancements, filters, and special effects that could make the video even more appealing.

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