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Keyframing your filters

From: Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)

Video: Keyframing your filters

By now, you should be comfortable with placing multiple effects onto clips in your timeline. But what about if you want the effect to change over time? For instance, I think what would be really nice is, instead of starting off with the pizza out of focus, maybe we'll start with the pizza in focus. And have it slowly get soft, which will really make the title pop. So, I want to be able to change that Gaussian Blur over time. To do that, I want to make sure I load the right clip. I'll click the barbecuepizza.jpg.

Keyframing your filters

By now, you should be comfortable with placing multiple effects onto clips in your timeline. But what about if you want the effect to change over time? For instance, I think what would be really nice is, instead of starting off with the pizza out of focus, maybe we'll start with the pizza in focus. And have it slowly get soft, which will really make the title pop. So, I want to be able to change that Gaussian Blur over time. To do that, I want to make sure I load the right clip. I'll click the barbecuepizza.jpg.

Jump over to the effects control tab. And there's my Gausseain Blur, and any time I want to add a keyframe, I simply hit this stop watch. Now, we've learned about keyframes in earlier videos, so it acts pretty much the same. I'm going to go ahead and choose when I want the effect to come in in my timeline. And as I move the play head in either the effects control tab or in the timeline, it updates in the other one. So, we'll go about a second or two of fully in focus. So, what I want to do here is bring my focus.

Now, be careful when you do this because the gamma is on top. So, you want to go down here to your Gaussian Blur and I want to make sure that it's a blurriness of zero. It's perfectly sharp when we start. So, from the beginning of the clip, which is over here, to where our play head is parked, it's going to stay sharp. And at this point, I want to add a keyframe. I'm going to click on the stopwatch, and I'm going to click on the stopwatch next to the parameter that I want to lock into place. And in many of these filters, there may be options for freezing other parameters and in this case, those I just want to stay the same.

So, at this point, it's a blurriness of zero and I'll move it ahead just a few seconds. And go ahead and change the amount of blurriness. Now, I recall that it was about 15 that I liked, so I'll slide it over here, I could type in the number 15. that's close enough, 14.9, we'll round up, and that's a good level of fuzziness or blurriness. Now, I'm going to go back and play this and see how it feels. (MUSIC). Well, that's pretty good.

I really like the feel. It was very slow and subtle. If I needed to change it, there's a couple of parameters I can modify. First of all, I can go ahead and grab the key frame. And move it up and down. Or if I wanted to I could also grab elements here and get a Bezier handle which allows me to get a curve how quickly or how abruptly do I want to change from one type of image to another type of image. You'll notice that as I did this my keyframe changed, and this was the original keyframe, and now that I've modified it, it looks different.

As a matter of fact, if you right-click on that you can choose a variety of types of transitions between keyframes. Whether it's going to be a linear transition or whether there's going to be a Bezier handle or maybe you want to have Premiere. Figure it out for you with an Auto Bezier, or a Continuous Bezier. Or you could even do a hold function where it will jump from sharp to fuzzy at that point. I think we'll go with an Auto Bezier. And I'm pretty happy with how it looks. Let's queue it up and play it again. (MUSIC).

That's pretty smooth and pretty much exactly what I wanted. You'll notice that when I switch to the Auto Bezier, instead of getting the sharp edged icon, I have this nice little circle. And that tells me that I'm in the Auto Bezier. Now, being able to work in the Effects Control tab with such precision is really nice. But there are times that you want to be able to modify a perimeter of a filter in your timeline because other things are happening, and you want to make sure the filter does what it does exactly when you want it to happen.

So, if you go over to the left side and use your scroll wheel you can actually make this taller or shorter. And now, I'm able to see the keyframe elements inside of my timeline. If I go over here, you'll notice there's a button that says FX and, and if there was no filter on the clip this would've been gray. Now, if I hover my mouse over this, I can see that I'm actually looking at the opacity in my timeline. But if I right-click on that, I have a choice of what parameter I want to look at.

So, I'm going to look specifically at the Gaussian Blur and select Blurriness. Now, you'll notice in the timeline, I can actually see the two key frames that I was working with for Blurriness. If I wanted to, I could grab this and make this even higher which gives me a little more latitude to work with. And I could hit the plus key to zoom in. Now, what's nice here is if I wanted to change the timing, if I wanted it to get blurrier faster or take longer to get blurrier, I could move it left or right. Let's take a look if we cut down by about a third, the time it takes to get blurry. I'm going to simply slide this down.

Now, watch. When I let go, look at what happens in the Effects Control tab. It actually moved and changed the timing of this transition. Now, I also did something else. And you need to be careful here. What happened to my pizza? It got very, very blurry. Because of the level of detail here, not only did I move it to the left, but I moved it up. So, when moving key frames in your timeline, be careful that you move them left or right or up and down where you want them.

It's no harm and no foul. I could simply jump back to exactly that key frame which would line it up here, and dial this back down to 15. Or simply select it, type in the number, and hit enter, and we're exactly where we want to be. Modifying keyframes, or modifying effects over time, is easy once you know the secrets.

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Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)

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  1. 5m 35s
    1. Welcome
      1m 15s
    2. Using the exercise files
      3m 1s
    3. What is Premiere Pro CC?
      1m 19s
  2. 29m 33s
    1. Why you should watch this fast-track chapter
      1m 33s
    2. Importing media
      1m 29s
    3. Selecting shots
      2m 48s
    4. Editing to the Timeline
      4m 51s
    5. Refining the edit
      2m 41s
    6. Adding transitions
      3m 2s
    7. Adding titles
      4m 9s
    8. Adding and adjusting music
      7m 35s
    9. Outputting your show
      1m 25s
  3. 30m 13s
    1. Launching the application for the first time
      5m 13s
    2. Touring the interface
      4m 29s
    3. Customizing windows and panels
      4m 56s
    4. Choosing your editing style
      6m 5s
    5. Understanding system requirements
      3m 1s
    6. Adjusting some basic user preferences
      6m 29s
  4. 47m 5s
    1. Setting up a project and sequence
      7m 11s
    2. Understanding all the types of media used in creating a video
      5m 12s
    3. Importing files already on your computer
      3m 57s
    4. Importing pre-organized media
      3m 24s
    5. Importing media from existing Premiere projects
      4m 39s
    6. Importing card-based media
      6m 11s
    7. Importing Final Cut XML files
      2m 36s
    8. Organizing your media
      6m 13s
    9. Reconnecting offline media
      7m 42s
  5. 18m 54s
    1. Basic editing overview
      4m 38s
    2. Previewing and marking media in the Project panel
      6m 12s
    3. Previewing and marking clips in the Source panel
      3m 9s
    4. Creating subclips
      4m 55s
  6. 9m 19s
    1. Marking and targeting destinations in the Timeline
      3m 35s
    2. Moving clips in the Timeline
      1m 27s
    3. Trimming edit points in the Timeline
      1m 24s
    4. Splitting and deleting clips
      2m 53s
  7. 24m 59s
    1. Performing an overwrite edit
      5m 7s
    2. Performing an insert edit
      3m 20s
    3. Using swap edits
      2m 37s
    4. Using multiple tracks
      4m 24s
    5. Targeting specific tracks in the Timeline
      4m 8s
    6. Cutting a B-roll sequence
      5m 23s
  8. 20m 16s
    1. Looking at three-point edits
      5m 26s
    2. Performing replace edits
      6m 5s
    3. Linking and unlinking audio
      4m 48s
    4. Working with markers
      3m 57s
  9. 24m 49s
    1. Performing ripple and roll edits
      5m 53s
    2. Using slip and slide edits
      6m 34s
    3. Performing J and L cuts
      3m 32s
    4. Looking at the Trim Monitor window
      2m 47s
    5. Increasing trim efficiency
      2m 11s
    6. Tips and tricks for trimming
      3m 52s
  10. 27m 28s
    1. Taking control of your Timeline
      4m 7s
    2. Adding video and audio tracks
      4m 32s
    3. Changing track visibility and locking tracks
      3m 22s
    4. Rendering media in your Timeline
      5m 34s
    5. Using the History panel to undo multiple actions
      2m 22s
    6. Creating keyboard shortcuts
      4m 19s
    7. Creating buttons
      3m 12s
  11. 29m 43s
    1. Exploring audio in Premiere Pro
      6m 32s
    2. Adjusting audio levels of clip
      7m 17s
    3. Keyframing audio levels of a clip
      4m 33s
    4. Mixing audio
      7m 34s
    5. Fixing out-of-sync audio
      3m 47s
  12. 20m 56s
    1. Importing still images
      4m 57s
    2. Working with stills
      6m 36s
    3. Animating stills with keyframes
      4m 49s
    4. Animating Photoshop files
      4m 34s
  13. 8m 59s
    1. Changing clip size, cropping, and position
      5m 16s
    2. Animating the position of clips over time
      3m 43s
  14. 14m 43s
    1. Applying basic video and audio transitions
      3m 1s
    2. Modifying transitions
      8m 6s
    3. Applying multiple transitions
      3m 36s
  15. 47m 2s
    1. Applying video effects
      2m 42s
    2. Modifying effects
      4m 47s
    3. Combining multiple effects
      8m 30s
    4. Keyframing your filters
      6m 22s
    5. Adjusting existing filter timing
      5m 56s
    6. Applying effects to multiple clips
      2m 31s
    7. Copying and pasting attributes
      4m 25s
    8. Creating and saving effect presets
      6m 46s
    9. Applying audio effects
      5m 3s
  16. 25m 36s
    1. Looking at the Warp Stabilizer
      5m 14s
    2. Working with chroma key and green screen
      4m 45s
    3. Using color correction tools
      6m 55s
    4. Looking at the Lumetri color looks
      4m 6s
    5. Using adjustment layers to save time
      4m 36s
  17. 27m 41s
    1. Fit-to-fill editing
      6m 41s
    2. Stretching a clip
      4m 15s
    3. Looking at the Clip Speed/Duration dialog box
      9m 17s
    4. Making variable speed changes
      7m 28s
  18. 15m 29s
    1. Creating a static title
      4m 35s
    2. Creating a lower third title
      2m 57s
    3. Creating rolling and crawling credits
      3m 40s
    4. Using Photoshop for titles from within Adobe Premiere
      4m 17s
  19. 22m 2s
    1. Introducing multicam
      2m 57s
    2. Creating a multicam clip with timecode and sync points
      5m 13s
    3. Creating a multicam clip using audio waveforms
      2m 55s
    4. Editing a multicam clip in the Timeline
      6m 50s
    5. Refining a multicam edit
      4m 7s
  20. 21m 38s
    1. Finishing techniques
      8m 35s
    2. Exporting a master
      6m 52s
    3. Exporting for devices and the web
      6m 11s
  21. 16m 55s
    1. Moving and copying a project
      7m 46s
    2. Archiving a project
      6m 49s
    3. Preparing and integrating your workflow with non-Adobe applications
      2m 20s
  22. 1m 35s
    1. Next steps
      1m 35s

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