By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS)
In our last lesson (click here), in our look at Media 100, we started talking about the Motion Editor, and how you could make basic parameter changes to your clips like Scale, Rotation and Position adjustments. In this lesson, we’re going to talk about basic keyframing, and how you’re going to go about doing it.
With your clip selected in Media 100, and the Motion Editor open, make sure you’re in the DVE tab, and navigate to where you would like a certain keyframe animation to begin. Let’s use a basic Scale adjustment as our example.
Once you’re located your starting frame, navigate to the button on the bottom toolbar that looks like a diamond with a plus beside it. That’s the “Add Keyframe” button. Press it, and you’ll see a keyframe immediately appear in your timeline. Now, navigate to your end keyframe position. You can either add the keyframe manually by pressing the button, or simply make another scale adjustment, and Media 100 will add the keyframe for you automatically.
Once you have two, or for that matter, many keyframes on your selected clip in Media 100, you’re going to want to navigate through them as quickly and efficiently as possible. That’s where the Move to Next Keyframe and Move to Previous Keyframe commands come into play.Much like the “Add Keyframe” button, the MTN and MTP keyframe commands have the same diamond icon, but now with a left and right arrow. Simply click on the button with the direction you want to move, and Media 100 will immediately jump to that keyframe.
Kevin P. McAuliffe is one of the Senior Editors at Extreme Reach in Toronto, Canada. His current clients include Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, and E1 Entertainment to name a few. You can follow him on Twitter @kpmcauliffe.