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Now, using Fit to Fill on the Rate Stretch tool are excellent ways to make a clip go faster or shorter, but there's oftentimes when you want to be very precise about how much you want to speed something up or precise on how much time you have for the event to happen and that's where the Speed Duration dialog box comes in to play. One of the places that you can find it, is directly on the clip itself. So this pizza shot here, is wonderfully engaging at a minute and forty three seconds.
Let me just play three seconds of it and you can actually see how it draws you in. I think you've seen enough of this. Now what I want to point out is that, this becomes much more interesting to watch the pizza cook if we speed it up. Instead of its taking its default duration of a minute and forty three seconds, I want to see it cook a little bit faster. And that's a convention I can get a way with in a cooking show. Now I do want to point out, that I've modified this clip a little bit. If I go up under the effects control tab, I put on a gamma correction to make the blacks a little bit deeper so it looks more tasty And I've also adjusted the rotation so it's even in the stove.
If you've imported this media directly from the exercise files without using the one that I've already put in the timeline,you'll notice that your pizza is a little lopsided and it's a little washed out. But, I want to make this faster, so I'm going to write click on the clip and there is a choice here called speed and duration. When I click on that I have this option here of changing either the speed or the duration, and these are directly linked together. Now you can break this link if you need to but most of the time you'll leave these connected to each other. For instance, if I make this clip, say, 50% of its normal speed, which means it's going at half speed...
You'll notice that the time will double. And conversely, if I say make this500% or five times faster, it drops from a minute 43 down to 20 seconds. But I have a specific amount of time, I want this to just take 10 seconds to cook. So instead of clicking on speed, I can click on the duration. Say, just make this clip ten seconds and zero frames. And then when I click off it, it will do the math that's necessary. So in about ten seconds, this pizza's going to cook.
I also have some other options down here. And we'll explore the ripple edit and shifting trailing clips in the next few clips on our timeline. But for right now, this is good. If I click Reverse Speed, this is a great way if you want something to play backwards. So it starts at the end and goes to the beginning. But for now, we don't want to uncook the pizza. So we'll just leave it at 10 times normal speed. And I'm going to press OK. Now when I press OK, you'll notice that in the Timeline the clip will get shorter. And if I go ahead and play the clip at this point, it truly is an engaging shot, because we actually see the pizza bubbling.
So, whether I tell my viewer that I've sped it up or not Is unimportant as long as it looks interesting to the viewer I'm in good shape. Now I could go ahead and right click and do a ripple delete to bring these other clips down the timeline to fill in that space. Now let me undo this because I want to show you what one of the other option does. And then I'm going to show in process how you can really speed up your editing. Using this dialogue box. So, we'll go back to speed and duration.
And in this case, I will select ripple edit, and shift trailing clips. Now, when I make it speed faster, I'm going to go the other route. I know from our previous example, that 1000 will work. Because that'll make it about 10 seconds long. And this time I do have ripple edit, and shifting trailing clips selected. I'm going to press OK, and take a look at my timeline. It shortens the clip, but it closes the gap. So, the clip is now 1/10th the duration, but I don't have to worry about retiming anything further down the timeline. So that's what that check box will achieve.
It will actually close the space. And conversely, if I had made it really long it won't hit that wall. So I'm going to very quickly do this one more time, and making longer with rippled checked and unchecked. Hit undo, right-click Speed and duration, and now instead of making it 1,000% I'm going to simply make it 50%. If ripple is checked when I hit OK, the clip gets longer. And I'm going to hit the Backslash key.
And it pushes everything down the timeline. Again, it works exactly how I expected. Undo it one last time. This time I will right click speed and duration, uncheck the ripple, once again make it 50%, so it's not going to ripple anything. Now watch what happens when I press OK. It will make it 50% but it won't allow it to automatically override these clips which is a good thing. So what really happenned behind the scenes well it slowed the clip down to 50% but if I load this clip into the viewer it trimmed the very end.
So I have the right speed, but because I didn't have enough room, it just took advantage of the space that was available. I could go ahead and either do a trim edit, or hold down the Cmd key, and do a trim ripple, and make it as long as I need it to be. Let's explore a couple of speed tricks related to the speed dialog box. If I zoom in and use my Up and Down Arrow keys to jump exactly to where the first series of clips start, we can see that I have that same situations on earlier videos where the earlier clips were long enough.
. Let me scroll over so we can see the entire chunk. And I can show in how instead of grabbing the rate stretch tool I can very quickly close these spaces. So, I'm going to select all of these clips by drawing a bounding box around them and now I'm going to right click and choose the same speed and duration dialogue box. Now, I need them to be slower, so I'm going to make them all about 50% of their current duration. So let me type in "50%" right here.
And if I choose Ripple Edit, shift trailing clips or shifting trailing clips, it's going to slow them down, make them each twice as long, but still leave all of those faces. I don't want that. I want to close the spaces. So that's okay. When it hits the next clip, I don't care if it's seven seconds or eight seconds as long as it's 50%. I'll press OK and very quickly I've been able to slow all of these down and fix the problem. This one needed a little more space. I can either go back to the rate stretch tool, or just right click on that one, choose speed and duration, choose 40%, and that's going to make it a little bit longer.
We see it goes to three seconds in ten frames, hit okay, and the space is closed. >> Tapioca flour, the cheese, the egg, this is the oil. >> Now once I do this, I may grab the audio and move it left and right a little bit, depending how I want that timing to be. And if I don't like all the action, I can select any clip And throw it back into my source video, and do slip edits if the media is available.
Now, what would I do in this case? Here all the clips are really tied together. I made a very quick cut. And we used this earlier on when we learned about transitions, but I want it to breathe a little bit. >> Let's go ahead and watch the first three or four clips. >> We're going to add the tapioca flower, the cheese, the egg, use the oil and. >> So it's accurate but it's really fast for the viewer to digest. So we're going to do the same thing we did before but, because these are connected, we're going to take advantage of one of the other options in our box.
And that is the ripple edit shift trailing clips. So, now I do want it checked. I'm going to knock the speed again down to 50%. But when I go ahead and press OK, it's going to actually make each of these clips longer and spread out the audio to keep everything in alignment. So now I have it slower and once again I can start tweaking it so the timing matches the best feel. >> The egg. Mix the oil and the water. >> Now, if I feel this is too long, I could go ahead, reselect it and, instead of 50%, make it 70% or 80% and get it exactly how I want it. But the beauty of doing it this way Is I can do it to a series of clips, which is faster and more efficient.
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