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Term: Ken Burns effect

Technique of embedding still photographs in motion pictures or animated slide shows, displayed with slow zooming and panning effects. The effect can be used as a transition: Burns might open with a close-up of one person in a photo, then zoom out so that another person in the photo becomes visible. Apple's image editing software packages include options labeled "Ken Burns Effect." Successful use of the Ken Burns effect requires a high level of resolution in the source still image, so that clarity is maintained when zooming on a detail like a face.
Ken Burns effect (Wikipedia article)
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