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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.
In the last movie, we saw how to slow and freeze time, but what if we wanted to both of them to the same clip to make one part of the clip really fast, one part of it slow, or have a freeze frame of a different clip and bring that in? How do we move all that around? Let's take a look at that. So in my dance footage once again--and actually let me expand this a little bit. My dance footage. I might want to go to right here and then make it really slow, so let me go from here to there. And Premiere Elements has a great tool called the Split Clip tool, or Command+K as a shortcut.
It's actually just a pair of scissors, so think of it as that. Anywhere that I have my Current Time Indicator, the red line with the blue icon, and I click this, it's going to make a cut in the clip. So I can click once here. Now I have split this into two clips. Now they are both, like I said, non-destructive. Nothing has happened to the footage, so don't worry. Just be creative. So now we are playing at normal speed. I might want to slow it down right here, so I am going to click another split clip. I am going to go back to this footage, right-click, go into my Time Stretch tool, and let's make this 50%.
So it made it slower, it moved the other footage over, and it's looking good. So let's press the Play button. It goes at normal speed. Then we are slowing down, and then we pick it up again. So what if now I wanted to have a part of my interview in here? So let me go over here to the interview and me just grab a little bit, press my Split Clip tool, and now I can click, drag it over here, let go, and now I've got normal speed, slow motion, the girl talking, and back to where she was dancing before, without breaking a rhythm.
So that's the power of using the Split Clip tool and the ability to move clips around in Premiere Elements.
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