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Ken Burns Effect

The Ken Burns effect is a "type of panning and zooming effect used in video production from still imagery".

We're stretching the traditional meaning of the term here to include static 3D models rather than just still imagery.

Here's how it works: when disabled in Settings, naturally, it does nothing!

When enabled, it only has an effect on what you see under the following conditions:

  1. You must be Enhanced mode (or at a pin, where Enhanced mode is automatically enabled)
  2. You must use Automatic Playback by tapping the "Play" button on the timeline

Here's how to start Automatic playback:

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If Ken Burns effect is enabled, then during automatic playback, you'll see the camera pan, zoom and tilt automatically to create a more cinematic effect.

What's the point? Purely aesthetic and for fun. We included it in order to make video demos of the app more visually appealing. You can see it in action here:

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