With the Animated Transform effect, you can make your videos rotate and move at the same time. When you start from an off-screen position, you can make your videos roll into view. This effect is most commonly used for the "newspaper spins into the frame" effect.
Read the article: Using the Animated Transform Effect.
Specify the Start Position from which you want to start moving and rotating the video. Use the sizing handles to resize the rectangle that shows the Start Position of the video. You can also use the Left, Top, Width and Height boxes to set the Start Position accurately, in pixels. To quickly position your video, you can also use one of the Presets.
The effect will move and rotate the video up to the End Position you specify. Use the sizing handles to resize the rectangle that specifies the End Position of the video. You can also use the Left, Top, Width and Height boxes to change the End Position accurately, in pixels. To quickly position your video, you can also use one of the Presets.
By default, when you change one dimension of Start or End position, the Animated Transform effect automatically resizes the other dimension to keep the same aspect ratio. For example, when you increase the width of a video that has a width to height ratio of 4:3 by 40 pixels, then Animated Transform will automatically increase the height of the video by 30 pixels. You can switch off this behavior by checking the option Free form selection. This permits you to distort and stretch the video during the transform.
When you keep this option checked then the Animated Transform will move both, the Start Position and End Position rectangles together. In short, this option keeps the size and position of both rectangles the same.
This option sets the start position of the current Animated Transform effect to be the same as the end position of the Animated Transform effect that appears just before this current effect on the Timeline. This option is disabled if the current Animated Transform is the first effect on the Timeline.
Specify the number of rotations that the Animated Transform effect must complete while moving from the specified Start Position to the End Position. For example, for 2 rotations, specify 2.00 and for 2 full rotations and 1 half rotation, specify 2.50. By default, the video rotates clockwise. To make it rotate in the other direction, select the option Rotate Counter Clockwise.
When the video occupies only a portion of the entire view then the background appears black. To select a different background color, click Choose. To pick up a color from any place on the screen, click and hold the mouse button on the eye dropper icon. Drag the cursor to the color on the screen that you want and release the mouse button.