New Feature: Playlist Center! Pick a topic and let our playlists guide the way.

Start learning with our library of video tutorials taught by experts. Get started

Premiere Elements 10 Essential Training
Illustration by
Watching:

Playing with time: Freeze, change speed, and duration


From:

Premiere Elements 10 Essential Training

with David Basulto

Video: Playing with time: Freeze, change speed, and duration

Time. Time is money, but it is also changeable and you can freeze it too, especially in Premiere Elements. Let's take a look at how to do that. Once again, I have my three clips of my dancers, my girl pouting, and she finally dances, and I also added a clip of an interview from the dance company. We will take a look at that in a second. Okay, first things first. I think she really would be happy to see this in slow motion. So I have a tool here called the Time Stretch tool, and if I go up into my area here where my tools are, I am currently in the cursor, or the Selection tool.
Expand all | Collapse all
  1. 3m 1s
    1. Welcome
      52s
    2. How to use the exercise files
      2m 9s
  2. 11m 10s
    1. Understanding the interface
      6m 45s
    2. An overview of the editing workflow
      4m 25s
  3. 14m 29s
    1. Creating a new project
      2m 14s
    2. Importing media
      2m 9s
    3. Capturing media
      4m 24s
    4. Managing media
      2m 44s
    5. Missing media and correctly saving projects
      2m 58s
  4. 15m 35s
    1. Sceneline or Timeline?
      2m 25s
    2. Adding, arranging, and deleting clips in the Sceneline
      2m 2s
    3. Adding, arranging, and deleting clips in the Timeline
      3m 16s
    4. Modifying clips with the context menu
      4m 57s
    5. Rendering: What is the red bar?
      2m 55s
  5. 23m 18s
    1. Adjusting clip length in the Preview window
      2m 4s
    2. Adjusting clip length in the Sceneline
      2m 43s
    3. Adjusting clip length in the Timeline
      4m 40s
    4. Playing with time: Freeze, change speed, and duration
      6m 31s
    5. Splitting and moving clips
      2m 10s
    6. Applying transitions: Getting from scene to scene
      5m 10s
  6. 30m 17s
    1. Applying effects to clips
      3m 29s
    2. The new Pan and Zoom tool
      1m 42s
    3. Adjusting the position, scale, and rotation of clips, and creating picture-in-picture effects
      3m 35s
    4. Using the Tracker
      5m 26s
    5. Using the Effects Mask tool
      3m 1s
    6. Videomerge and Green Screen
      3m 38s
    7. Creating and using effect presets
      4m 12s
    8. Making color adjustments using effects
      5m 14s
  7. 16m 38s
    1. Understanding animation
      5m 57s
    2. Animating video effects
      3m 30s
    3. Using keyframes with motion effects
      3m 4s
    4. Working with keyframes directly in the Timeline
      4m 7s
  8. 18m 44s
    1. Recording voiceovers and narration
      3m 25s
    2. Using SmartSound for great music soundtracks
      5m 39s
    3. Applying audio effects
      2m 48s
    4. Mixing audio with SmartMixer
      6m 52s
  9. 17m 50s
    1. Creating and animating text
      9m 24s
    2. Creating lower thirds
      5m 31s
    3. Using style presets and templates
      2m 55s
  10. 9m 40s
    1. The Auto-Analyzer
      2m 36s
    2. InstantMovie and themes
      4m 5s
    3. Smart Trim
      2m 59s
  11. 10m 7s
    1. Creating your first DVD
      4m 17s
    2. Creating Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, and web DVDs
      5m 50s
  12. 8m 58s
    1. Sharing your project to YouTube
      2m 36s
    2. Sharing your project to a video file
      4m 42s
    3. Sharing your project to a mobile device
      1m 40s
  13. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

Watch this entire course now—plus get access to every course in the library. Each course includes high-quality videos taught by expert instructors.

Become a member
please wait ...
Premiere Elements 10 Essential Training
3h 0m Beginner Jan 31, 2012

Viewers: in countries Watching now:

Premiere Elements 10 Essential Training breaks down the editing workflow into bite-sized pieces, covering everything from setting up a project to exporting the final video to any format. Author David Basulto introduces the basics of editing in Adobe Premiere Elements as well as the advanced features like picture-in-picture overlays and audio and visual effects.

Topics include:
  • Importing and capturing media
  • Relinking missing media
  • Arranging and deleting clips in the Sceneline and Timeline
  • Adjusting clip length
  • Splitting and moving clips
  • Applying transitions
  • Adjusting the position, scale, and rotation of clips
  • Making color adjustments
  • Animating and working with keyframes
  • Recording voiceovers and narration
  • Creating lower thirds
  • Sharing projects: DVDs, Blu-ray, and the Web
Subjects:
Video Video Editing
Software:
Premiere Elements Elements
Author:
David Basulto

Playing with time: Freeze, change speed, and duration

Time. Time is money, but it is also changeable and you can freeze it too, especially in Premiere Elements. Let's take a look at how to do that. Once again, I have my three clips of my dancers, my girl pouting, and she finally dances, and I also added a clip of an interview from the dance company. We will take a look at that in a second. Okay, first things first. I think she really would be happy to see this in slow motion. So I have a tool here called the Time Stretch tool, and if I go up into my area here where my tools are, I am currently in the cursor, or the Selection tool.

I can go next to it into the Time Stretch tool, or click the letter X as a shortcut. So I am going to select the Time Stretch tool. Now what if I want to make it faster? So the Time Stretch tool becomes this really strange cursor. And if I hold it over, you can see it's just like the other tool, but I have got the two arrows up and down now, and that's indicating to me that I can speed things up or slow them down. So I am going to select the end here, click and drag, maybe to there, and while I am at it, I am going to expand a little more.

So I can see now that--and let's go just a little more zooming in-- I have got 139.06%. And once again I have the red bar, which means I would need to pre-render this, but we are not going to do that right now. We are going to press play and there they are, moving a lot faster. And you also notice that as I did that, I got a gap here, so once again you would right-click and choose to delete and close. We are not going to do that just yet. We are going to Command+Z to undo, and we are at 100%. And I am going to zoom in a little bit.

What if I want to make it slower? I can click and drag. I can't. I am stuck. Why? Because there is a clip next to it. I go to this clip, try and drag to the right. It won't let me. I can only make it faster or click it in or make it smaller. So I can't slow it down just yet. However, let me just drag my Selection tool, move this interview clip over, go back to my Time Stretch tool, now if I drag it to the right, I can slow it down.

And now I have slowed it down to 66.91%. And I can click and play and there she is moving a lot slower. Cool. And we will stop it there. And now I might like that and I might want to right- click and delete and close the gap. So let me undo this, because there is another way to do this, without all of that dragging around. So I do want to make this slower, so as my Time Stretch tool is selected, I am going to go over the piece of footage I want to slow down, I am going to right-click, and this gives me some options.

Go down till I see Time Stretch and click that. Now in the Time Stretch dialog box, I can change the speed to anything I want by clicking and dragging left and right. I can also click in it and choose in exact amount. So let's say I am going to go 50%. I want it to be really slow. It's showing me that my duration is now 17 seconds. I can reverse it, so go backwards, and we will actually do that. And Maintain Audio Pitch, we are going to talk about that with the interview footage. So let's just click this. So I click OK.

Now it pushed the other clip away from it, allowed me to stretch it, and I am playing it 50%, and it's backwards. So let's go back here and when I press play, there it is, all slow motion in 50%, and it's backwards from what it was. Maybe I think that's the way it should be. Time should go backwards. So it really is that simple, and let's go back. Command+Z to undo this. And if you see, we are playing in real time, and we are going in the right direction.

Now let's go into this interview, and let me just play this for a couple of seconds, by pressing the spacebar or clicking the play button. (Female speaker: Dance classes. That's the foundation of our programming.) So she is talking about dance classes and programming, which is pretty relevant to this. Now if I wanted to, I can go to the end here, since there is nothing there, and I can slow this down and press play. (Female speaker: That's the foundation of our programming. Um.) Okay, but what if I want to make it faster. So let's say I make it really fast and I will press play now.

(sped-up inaudible speech) So that sounded really weird, and that's where we talk about what pitch is, a high pitch or a low pitch. (sped-up inaudible speech) This chipmunk sound is the high pitch, and we don't want that, and there is ways to fix that. So let's undo this by pressing Command+Z and now we have got our normal speed, and I will just test it. I am hitting the spacebar, okay we are good. So instead of dragging, I am going to right-click once again, go into Time Stretch, and I am going to make this 150%, but I am going to maintain my audio pitch.

So make sure that's selected, click OK. Let's go back a little bit. Let's press the Spacebar. (sped-up inaudible speech) Okay, so you can see it's completely different now. It's not sounding as chipmonky. It's little weird, but it sound useable. So that's how you would do that. And I am going to press Command+Z to undo. Now one last feature that's really cool. What if right here she is doing her move I wanted to freeze that time? I am going to go up here into this lovely little camera here that's called the Freeze Frame, and I am going to select it, and this is showing me what I am freezing, how many seconds I want it to be.

So I am just going to start with the default to five seconds. If you have Adobe Photoshop Elements installed as well, you can send it to Photoshop Elements after you have done this. Maybe you want to do some kind of the cartoon look in it or something, whatever. You can do all that, be creative if you'd like. Now I can export a freeze frame clip or I can just insert it right there where I want it. So I am going to insert it into my movie. It moves everything over and now if I press play, we are playing, we are frozen, and we are playing again.

That's a little long, so I am going to get my Selection tool. I am going to drag it over a couple of seconds, let go. It ripple-edits. I am going to press Play once again. We froze and we are doing it again. So as you can see, it's really easy to become a master of time in Premiere Elements.

There are currently no FAQs about Premiere Elements 10 Essential Training.

 
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.
Upgrade now


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ.

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

join now Upgrade now

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Premiere Elements 10 Essential Training.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferencesfrom the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Are you sure you want to delete this note?

No

Notes cannot be added for locked videos.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.