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Making slow motion and fast motion clips


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Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training

with Chad Perkins

Video: Making slow motion and fast motion clips

When editing video, it's very common to want to change the speed at which clips playback. If you have video footage for example of someone winning a marathon, you might have want to slow that motion down and have it be this big triumphant slow motion cross through the finish line or what have you. And of course, speeding up clips makes them just look more hilarious hence fun to play with as well. Also it's great for time lapse photography and that type of thing. Where you have very long video clip and you just want to play that back very quickly.
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  1. 11m 15s
    1. Welcome
      2m 23s
    2. What is Premiere Elements?
      2m 28s
    3. Why use Premiere Elements?
      1m 58s
    4. How to use the exercise files
      2m 40s
    5. About the video in this course
      1m 46s
  2. 33m 50s
    1. The basic Premiere Elements workflow
      5m 5s
    2. Importing video footage
      4m 13s
    3. Working with clips
      4m 19s
    4. Editing a movie
      2m 12s
    5. Adding transitions and effects
      5m 21s
    6. Adding a soundtrack
      3m 11s
    7. Applying a Movie Theme
      3m 54s
    8. Adding a title
      3m 23s
    9. Sharing the final movie
      2m 12s
  3. 37m 30s
    1. Tips for installing Premiere Elements
      1m 43s
    2. About the Welcome screen
      1m 32s
    3. Tips for creating new projects
      2m 40s
    4. Getting familiar with the interface
      5m 8s
    5. Getting video from camera to computer
      4m 26s
    6. Capturing stop motion footage
      2m 10s
    7. Importing media
      4m 36s
    8. Opening vs. importing
      1m 59s
    9. Using the Organizer
      3m 18s
    10. Working with the Project view
      3m 39s
    11. Finding missing footage
      2m 55s
    12. Fixing mistakes
      1m 43s
    13. Using the Help options
      1m 41s
  4. 53m 48s
    1. Introduction to editing video
      2m 21s
    2. When should we cut?
      2m 13s
    3. About the Sceneline and the Timeline
      1m 41s
    4. Navigating in time
      7m 33s
    5. Trimming video in the Sceneline
      4m 8s
    6. Trimming video in the Timeline
      1m 4s
    7. Splitting a clip
      3m 40s
    8. Rearranging the order of clips
      3m 13s
    9. Previewing a video
      1m 50s
    10. Making slow motion and fast motion clips
      4m 15s
    11. Playing a clip backward
      1m 7s
    12. Freezing a frame of video
      3m 6s
    13. Creating a temporary pause
      3m 1s
    14. Moving and transforming clips
      8m 10s
    15. Using markers to work faster
      6m 26s
  5. 18m 6s
    1. What are transitions?
      2m 31s
    2. Basic transitions
      6m 16s
    3. Customizing transitions
      4m 41s
    4. “One-sided” transitions
      2m 43s
    5. Important rules about transitions
      1m 55s
  6. 38m 31s
    1. What are effects?
      4m 4s
    2. Adjusting brightness and color
      7m 4s
    3. Chad's favorite effects
      8m 22s
    4. Giving clips an “old film” look
      2m 45s
    5. Stabilizing footage
      4m 28s
    6. Customizing effects settings
      5m 27s
    7. Making lightning shoot from your hand
      6m 21s
  7. 32m 26s
    1. The importance of audio
      2m 9s
    2. Working with audio
      4m 1s
    3. Mixing audio tracks
      5m 9s
    4. Automatically detecting musical beats
      4m 54s
    5. Unlinking audio and video
      5m 17s
    6. Using a consistent audio source
      3m 41s
    7. Recording narration
      1m 37s
    8. Applying audio effects
      5m 38s
  8. 18m 57s
    1. Understanding animation concepts
      2m 23s
    2. Creating keyframes for fixed effects
      8m 2s
    3. Animating effects
      4m 38s
    4. Fine-tuning animations
      3m 54s
  9. 28m 51s
    1. Using the titling tools
      10m 46s
    2. Animating credits
      6m 3s
    3. Creating titles using templates
      2m 56s
    4. Using the included free content
      3m 55s
    5. Making a slide show
      5m 11s
  10. 12m 5s
    1. What are Movie Themes?
      4m 33s
    2. Applying Movie Themes
      5m 25s
    3. Customizing Movie Themes
      2m 7s
  11. 20m 37s
    1. Adding DVD chapter markers
      5m 25s
    2. Creating DVD menus
      5m 10s
    3. Exporting to DVD and Blu-ray
      3m 13s
    4. Exporting to YouTube
      2m 7s
    5. Exporting to iPhones, iPods, Zunes, cell phones, and other devices
      2m 13s
    6. Exporting to a file on your computer
      2m 29s
  12. 11m 39s
    1. Tips for shooting good video
      2m 52s
    2. Getting a second hard drive
      1m 31s
    3. What camera should you buy?
      1m 46s
    4. Different types of camera storage
      3m 22s
    5. Optical vs. digital zoom
      2m 8s
  13. 49m 52s
    1. About the final project
      1m 53s
    2. Importing and setting up the project
      2m 15s
    3. Arranging the clips
      3m 1s
    4. Adding audio and markers
      3m 59s
    5. Intermediate video editing
      13m 4s
    6. Creating transitions and overlays
      7m 24s
    7. Changing colors with effects
      5m 50s
    8. Applying a Movie Theme
      6m 27s
    9. Personalizing the titles
      2m 44s
    10. Exporting and posting to YouTube
      3m 15s
  14. 1m 48s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 48s

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Digital video is a medium that is now available to almost everyone. It can be captured on anything from a mobile phone to a high-definition camera, and published anywhere from YouTube to Blu-ray discs. In Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training, Adobe Certified Instructor Chad Perkins explores all the video editing capabilities of Premiere Elements 4. Chad starts with a real-world sample project, then covers techniques for importing and editing video; and adding effects, transitions, and animation. He concludes with a final project incorporating all the steps, including exporting and posting. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Purchasing a video camera and shooting video Capturing and importing video and audio Editing video in the simplified (Sceneline) and traditional (Timeline) interfaces Making titles and slideshows Mixing audio tracks, recording narration, and applying audio effects Creating animation and applying special effects Sharing videos on YouTube, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and iPods
Subject:
Video
Software:
Premiere Elements Elements
Author:
Chad Perkins

Making slow motion and fast motion clips

When editing video, it's very common to want to change the speed at which clips playback. If you have video footage for example of someone winning a marathon, you might have want to slow that motion down and have it be this big triumphant slow motion cross through the finish line or what have you. And of course, speeding up clips makes them just look more hilarious hence fun to play with as well. Also it's great for time lapse photography and that type of thing. Where you have very long video clip and you just want to play that back very quickly.

Let's talk about how to do that. Now it's very important that you realize that this task take place in the Timeline, not in the Sceneline. For this movie, if you'd like to follow along, we're going be using the Slow Motion project inside the Chapter 4 folder of your exercise files. The way that we do this is by going to the Clip menu at the top of the screen and by selecting Time Stretch and as you could see when I'm in Sceneline, it's grayed up. So let's go hop on over to the Timeline and now if we go over to the Clip menu and select Time Stretch, you see that it is selectable. So go and select Time Stretch and here we can change the speed of the clip, we can also change the duration.

Remember that speed is linked to duration. So as we make the clip longer, we're basically going to slow it down and if we make the clip that's may be 28 seconds happen in two seconds, it's going to have to go very fast. So there is a link here. There is also an option once we change the speed and if there is an audio track, we can change the Maintain Audio Pitch. Typically, when you slow down the clip, it's going to slow down the audio. So unless you want your audio pitch to be slowed down as well, then check Maintain Audio Pitch.

By the way the opposite is also true. If you speed up your clip and you do not select Maintain Audio Pitch, it's going to raise the pitch, in other words, it's going to make it sound like chipmunks, if you don't check the Maintain Audio Pitch, which is basically going to try and make it so that it sounds the same, just playback a little bit slower or faster. This Reverse Speed, we will talk about in the next movie. For that I'm going to go ahead and cancel this and we haven't changed our speed yet. There is another way to do this and that's actually with a tool here in Timeline and that is this tool here, the Time Stretch tool.

So I'm going to select that and this a little bit easier, at least for me. This is my preference to use because with the feature I'm not really sure how much I want to speed up or slow down. I don't want to keep going back to that dialog box every time I want to make a change. That dialog box is great, if you know exactly what you want to do. So if you wanted to click to playback at 50% of speed, in other words half speed exactly, then that's probably the best way to go, because you can just type in 50%. But this tool will allow you to go in and just manually change it, so you want to speed it up just a little bit, you can drag this into the right. It's not actually trimming it, even though that what it looks like.

What it's doing is it's increasing the speed. As you can see here, it's going to be playing back at a 110% of its speed. Well let's go a little bit crazier, so we could see what's going on here. Speed this up quite a bit and now it's going to be playing at a 188% of the speed, so if we hit the Spacebar and preview this. See those wild dogs are going pretty quickly here. Now, not quite fast enough. So let's go ahead and speed it up a little more and actually, as we talked about in the last movie, let's go ahead and preview this so we have a smoother playback.

So I'm going to go ahead and hit Enter on the keyboard to do a video preview. OK, and after a quick preview, our video is ready go here and it plays back and we have some awesome Benny Hill-esque African wild dogs, which is always a good time. So I'm going to go ahead and hit the Spacebar again to stop playback. I am going to go ahead and hit the Home key to jump me back to the first frame and I'm going to grab the end and stretch this out. This time I'm going to go actually past the original point to make this clip really stretched out and long.

Now its going be playing back at 57%, so almost half speed. So now as we play this back, we will see that it goes very slowly. It's really cool! It's a really great effect and it comes in handy all the time. In the next movie, we're going to look at this same clip and we're going to show you how to play it backwards.

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