Zooming in a cropped area - is there a way to make it easier?

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Hey,
i want to zoom into certain areas of the screen while the rest remains at its normal 100% zoom level.
I do this by putting the same video file on the timeline twice, crop the one which is on top, then add zoom-in and zoom-out animations, place it properly and then add a border or a drop shadow.

Is there a way to speed up that process and make it a bit easier?
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not that I know of; I use the same method that you describe
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Thanks for your answer. Maybe you can help with the following:

I crop an area, then add in and out zoom animations and then drag that cropped piece in its place. When i now change the cropped area of that piece, the start and end animation keep their orinigal size. So it "grows" or "shrinks" in the animation. Is there a way to apply the changes in the cropping area to all 3: the start, the end and the middle part?
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as I recall, the behavior you describe is baked in to animations that employ both zoom and crop; my fix is to add more animation points during the segment, and tweak the frame as necessary; I put the 1st at the mid point of the animation, and if the issue is still to severe, I'll next add more at the midpoint between the start/mid animation, etc

see if this helps ...

How To Zoom And Crop Selected Clip
http://www.screencast.com/t/dhEDXiBD
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I just have 1 in and 1 out animation per clip. When i cut the animations out with Ctrl + X, then re-crop it and paste the animations back in with Ctrl + V they have the crop too. So i wonder if there is a way to re-crop all 3 at once but it doesnt seem so.
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to crop multiple clips, select them all, then use the crop handles
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Yea, but i dont want to crop multiple clips at once. I want to crop the clip together with it's 2 animations. But its ok, i dont think this is possible. Thank you for your help.
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note that animations contain both zoom, translate, rotate, [etc.] and crop attributes
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Yea but im talking about changing their crop frame all at once. However, you can do it by cutting the animations out with ctrl+x, changing the crop on the clip and then ctrl+v the animations back in. They now have the same crop as the clip. In case you didnt know this, maybe this helps you.