How to Zoom In to Part of a Video

One of the video effects that is constantly underestimated in terms of the impact it can have is the simple ‘zoom in’ effect. Although pretty much everyone is familiar with it due to its self-explanatory nature, few realize just how useful it can be.

When you ‘zoom in’ to a specific part of your video and magnify its contents, you are essentially focusing the attention of the audience on the elements in that area. That can be a powerful tool when you want to direct the audience so that they look at the elements you want them to.

To zoom in to part of a video with Movavi Video Editor doesn’t take much at all. Applying the actual video effect can be accomplished in a few steps:


  1. Add the video by clicking ‘Add Media Files’ and selecting it.
  2. Open up the ‘Tools’ menu.
  3. Click on the ‘Zoom’ title and choose ‘Zoom in-out’ from the list.
  4. Adjust the gray frame in the ‘Preview’ window to select the area that you want to zoom in to then click ‘Apply’.
  5. Click ‘Export’ to save the video.

By default Movavi Video Editor will set the video to spend the first 20% of its duration zooming in to the area that was selected, and the final 20% zooming out. Alternatively you could opt to only apply the effect to part of the video, by splitting it using the other features in the software.

Even if you don’t want to split the video, it is worth exploring the other capabilities that are part and parcel of Movavi Video Editor. Considering these features will let you improve the video quality, add audio tracks, insert customizable text, and apply various other special effects – they’ll certainly come in handy.

Now that you know how to zoom in on video however, you can experiment and try out the video effect in Movavi Video Editor. When you do you’ll undoubtedly notice the impact that it can have, and will then be able to take advantage of that when you edit your videos in the future.


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