Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member
There's a lot of reasons that you may want to speed up or slow down your video. You may need to fit something into a certain space and you don't have enough media or you have too much. Or you may want to do it stylistically to give that slow motion effect to draw out and allow the viewer to see more of what's happening. Conversely, if the viewer isn't going to be patient two watch things in real time, a lot of times you'll speed things up, almost doing a time lapse. Now, Premiere Pro is excellent at modifying speed and there are many ways to slow down and speed up, and even reverse a clip depending on the environment you're in, and exactly what you need to do. One of the most popular ones is fit to fill.
And this is a situation where you might have less media than you have time in your timeline. So in this case I've already marked an in and out point. And I can see that this in and out point, if I look over here to the right side of the screen, Is almost 7 second longest. And let's go ahead play it and here what Vanessa is saying and then we're going to open up a piece of video and place it in, but it's not going to be long enough to do what we need to do. >>So, I have a very simple recipe. >>Okay.
>>Were going to start with some tapioca flour, which is a really wonderful textured gluten-free flour. It's get, it makes this really great So she's talking about using the tapioca flour, and we're going to cut to a close up, and I could take the entire close up. So there's a clip labeled flour. I'm going to double click to load this into the viewer. I've already marked an in and an out point for it's duration. If we go ahead and we Play this. >> Flower, It's get, it makes this really great. >> So, what's happening here is I want the viewer to be able to see the closeup of the flower, and after about two seconds, I start moving it around and shaking it, her hand comes into the shot. So instead of putting in a freeze frame, I'm just going to put the clip in and slow it down.
So, you'll notice that I've marked an in point and an out point in my source and I have an in point and an out point in my destination and the sources duration is only 2 seconds where my target duration is almost 7 seconds. So something has to give and what gives is slowing it down now the beauty is I don't have to know math to do this. I can simply select a clip and do an oveeride edit. Now be careful there because I want to replace the video but leave the existing voice over and that comes over here to the track targeting I can just turn off the target there Make sure that it's an inactive track so the only thing that should be effected is my targeted video layer.
Now I can simply request an overwrite edit because I want to replace the video. I don't want to do an insert edit. And I'm presented with a dialogue box. Now, there are five options here, two of them are grayed out. And we're ultimately going to use the top one. But the reason two and three are grayed out is because I can't throw away the in or the out point of the source, because it's shorter, it's only two seconds long, than my target destination. Now if I wanted to, and I didn't want to change the speed, I could say, oh, you know something Ignore the out point, ignore the in point. And we're just going to end up putting in a two second clip, and we'll have this huge gap still for the other four seconds.
So I'm going to select Change Clip Speed. And this is called the Fit to Fill. And when I press OK, take a look at what happens on video track one. The clip gets placed in, there was a two second clip and if I (INAUDIBLE) there will be huge gap here, and because of I turned off this targeting jack we still (INAUDIBLE) to voice but lets take a closer look at what happened to the video Difficult so I have a very simple recipe. We're going to start with some tapioca flower which is a really wonderful texture gluten free flower.
It makes this really great crust. >> So I get to see it. I get to see it in detail. The viewer knows that I've slowed it down. As a matter fact If I wanted to I could go ahead and select this area and hit the Plus key to zoom in, and I can see precisely how much I needed to slow it down to fill that space. Now one thing I often do when I slow a clip down on fit to fill. Sometimes I need to tweak it so I see the best in and out point. And this is another perfect example where you would be using the slip edit tool that we learned about in an earlier video.
So if I wanted to find where it was when we saw this clip, and where the outpoint was, maybe i wanted a little less shaking of the clip. I could switch over to the tool. By going over here and choosing the slip tool, or "y", or I could even go back to the source monitor with the in and out and just slide it back and forth that way. So I have a couple of choices here. I'm going to go down here and use the Y key.
>>Select it, and as you can see I can choose the outpoint, and I'm just moving it before I start shaking it. That's a lot nicer, I let go. The speed has not changed, but the timing is much better. >>Okay. >>We're going to start with some tapioca flower, which is a really wonderful textured gluten free flower. It makes this really great So that worked much better for me. It was a little less shaky. And ultimately when I render this, it's going to be a lot cleaner and a lot more fluid on that slow motion.
I'll just make one more aside when talking about speed changes. And that is as excellent as Premiere is in slowing things down, if you slow something down dramatically, and I'm saying maybe like 8% or 10% of it's original length. You may want to step into after effects with that footage. And that has a more powerful engine and algorithm to slow things down. It will take a lot longer to render, because it's actually going to be creating new pixels to get the job done. The fit to fill edit is a resource that I use all the time in my toolbox. After when cuttings news I often will have a 10 second sound byte yet 2 minutes of footage of the guy leaving say the courthouse and fit to fill will automatically slow it down and make sure that I have enough video footage to cover my audio sound byte.
Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.Become a member
110 Video lessons · 48362 Viewers
86 Video lessons · 11026 Viewers
350 Video lessons · 100184 Viewers
79 Video lessons · 13859 Viewers
Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
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.
Your file was successfully uploaded.