Every clip in the Quick view timeline or the Expert view timeline automatically has the Motion effect applied to it. You use the Motion effect to position, rotate, or scale a clip within the video frame. You can also use the Motion effect to set the anchor point. Position, Scale, and Rotation values are calculated from the anchor point, which lies at the center of the clip, by default.
Because the Position, Scale, and Rotation properties are spatial in nature, it’s best to adjust them directly in the Monitor panel.
To animate clips, set keyframes for Motion properties.
To make the clip move over time, set keyframes as you manipulate the clip in the Monitor panel.
To scale proportionally, click the clip in the Monitor panel and drag a clip handle. Alternatively, expand the Motion effect in the Applied Effects panel, and drag the Scale slider.
To scale height and width independently, expand the Motion effect in the Applied Effects panel, deselect Constrain Proportions, and then drag any clip handle in the Monitor panel. Alternatively, expand the Motion effect in the Applied Effects panel and drag the Scale Height and Scale Width sliders.
note: Scaling video and low‑resolution images over 100% can make them look blocky or pixelated. Premiere Elements continuously rasterizes scaled EPS files to prevent pixilation.
Clips you import into Premiere Elements are scaled to fit the frame size of your project. If you want to use a clip at its original dimensions, do the following:
Drag the underlined value to the right of Rotation.
Click Rotate Left or Rotate Right to rotate the clip 90° in either direction.