In Photoshop and Illustrator I can 2-finger scroll on the x and y axis. For zooming I can pinch-to-zoom which works seamlessly.
However, Adobe After Effects reacts totally different to this: Pinch-to-zoom results in zooming into the top left corner so the video output ends up "flying" out of the lower-right corner of the screen and two-finger-up-and-down-scroll zooms at the center of the video. two-finger-left-and-right-scroll, instead of moving along the x axis, has no effect whatsoever.
I could get used to that if I worked on a PC but why can't I make use of the wonderful touchpad on my mac? It works in other Adobe CC products that I own, so why is After Effects behaving so weird? It's not just that it behaves different, I see no reason why sidewards-moving is not working and why anyone would want to zoom into the upper left corner of their screen.
This is what happens when I pinch-to-zoom. The black rectangle in the lower right corner is the video and instead of zooming into the video, pinch-to-zoom leads to putting the video out of sight because it zooms into the top left.
I hope I've written this post somewhat understandable, it's pretty hard to explain but here a little summary.
What I want:
- 2-finger-touchpad-move: move along x and/or y axis
- pinch to zoom: zoom into where my mouse pointer is (like in Photoshop or Illustrator)
What I get:
- 2-finger-touchpad-move: zoom into video
- pinch to zoom: zoom into the wastelands of the screen, away from the video
Maybe it's just some settings that I am unable to locate but I also googled for the issue and the only results are people asking about how to create zooming animations.