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Making variable speed changes

From: Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)

Video: Making variable speed changes

Now up into this point we've been making constant speed changes. That is something's 200% faster or 50% slower, but there are times where you may want to vary the speed slowing it down speeding it up over time. You see this a lot in sporting events, you may see it in a romantic movie just as the couple is about to kiss. In my case I'm going to use it with the art of making pizza. Now, to get your head wrapped around it, we're going to look in a couple of locations within our interface. I'm going to load the pizza assembly clip back into our source monitor, and switch to the Effects Control tab, and I want a lot more space on the right side.

Making variable speed changes

Now up into this point we've been making constant speed changes. That is something's 200% faster or 50% slower, but there are times where you may want to vary the speed slowing it down speeding it up over time. You see this a lot in sporting events, you may see it in a romantic movie just as the couple is about to kiss. In my case I'm going to use it with the art of making pizza. Now, to get your head wrapped around it, we're going to look in a couple of locations within our interface. I'm going to load the pizza assembly clip back into our source monitor, and switch to the Effects Control tab, and I want a lot more space on the right side.

So I'm going to go ahead and click on this vertical line between my list of my effects and the actual timeline here, and just slide it over to the left. This gives me a lot more real estate to work with. I'm also going to open up the disclosure triangle for Time Remapping, and then under there is a disclosure time for Velocity. Once I have this done I'm going to go back to my timeline and do a couple of things. Now, you don't have to do this, but I want you to get a good sense of what is happening when I make changes in either the Effects Control panel, or in my actual timeline.

Now, to simplify things, I'm going to delete the audio. When you do any kind of a constant speed change, audio does slow down and speed up, and you can even in the speed and dialogue box check, change the pitch so people's voices more closely resemble what they really should sound like. But when you're slowing down and speeding things up, you really don't want the audio to do that. So Premiere Pro ignores the audio completely when you do any kind of variable speed change, and if I left the audio here it would be fine, it would play back but I would get little warning boxes to say my audio is out of synch. So I'm going to deselect both the video and audio, hold down the Option key, select just the audio, and delete it.

Now we can focus specifically on our pizza assembly. I'm going to have to reload that back into our timeline, just because it's a slightly different clip, and now I want to reveal more detail in this line. I'm going to use the scroll on my mouse to make the clip taller so I can see more detail. And what it's going to do is reveal the opportunity to get some key frames and we've seen this before. Make sure you have the clip selected. Now, I want to work specifically with speed.

So, I want to right click on the FX button, jump down to time remapping, and choose my one option which is speed, and now when I keyframe something down here, it should reflect in my effects control, and vice versa. So how would I do this? Well, I'm going along, I'm watching this at normal speed, and I say oh yeah It'd be really nice as I'm pouring the sauce to get a little more detail there, so I want to slow it down. So I need to place a key frame right here where the playhead is part.

I'm going to simply press the Cmd key or the Ctrl key on Windows and click right on the timeline, and you'll notice that in my timeline, I now have this little yellow icon and I have a similar icon up here in my Effects control panel. They're directly related to each other. It's just two ways of looking at the same clip. If I stay in the Effects control panel, and go a little bit later to when I'm done spreading all the sauce, I could create another keyframe by pressing the diamond, and you see I now have that key frame in my timeline.

So right now, there's no change, and I'm getting ready to do that. At the very beginning, if I play it back, up until that keyframe, it's going to play at normal speed. So I'm talking, and I'm talking, and I think instead of slowing it down, I want to jump ahead to where I'm going to put the toppings on. So I can grab this line right here and just pull it up, and you'll notice what's happening is, the keyframe that follows it, I'm seeing a little square that's going to snap to that, and from point 2 to point 3 it's going to play back at over 200%.

Let me let go of my mouse. There, it snaps into position. What we did in the Effect Control tab is reflected in the sequence, and I can hit play, and watch what happens when we get to that keyframe. It really picks up speed, and we can get through that, and I could go dramatic here. I could simply grab it and bring it way up, there',s they'd be making 500% and that way the viewer won't have to watch all of that sauce pouring.

Now as soon as it slows down, boom. It's dramatic. Well, I want to be a little more creative and that's where Premier really excels. I'm going to zoom in to this area in the timeline. You'll notice that the key frames here actually have a split in the middle, and if I grab it in the middle, I can move the key frame, but if I grab it on just one side and drag, what you'll see is a slanted line, because now instead of it jumping from really fast to really slow it's going to ramp down.

So it's not as abrupt, and I can control this. If I Right Click on this you'll notice I now get a little blue handle, and this allows them to create a curve, or a Bezier curve, as some people would know this, where I have a more gradual transition from one speed to the next. If I zoomed in over here you would see the same effect. I'm just pressing the Plus key, and that's our Bezier, and if I extended it there, we're good to go. Once again the Plus key to zoom in, and I can go ahead and modify this as necessary. I'm going to go ahead, hit the backslash key through a couple more keyframes on the sequence in my timeline and just show you how easy it is to ramp up and ramp down the speed of a clip.

This is now going faster, this is going slower. We have created a nice gradual flow from slower to faster and again, I can get that Bezier. So let's take a quick look at what happens. Very quick with the chicken, and we need to slow down to show them the onions are going on, and parsley is very important, and cheese is very important, and we're good to go. So the best want to get your head wrapped around variable speed change is to play with it.

It's to get a feel of what you want and to move your key frames as well as your transitions and your timing. And don't worry that you're going to mess things up because you can always reset all those keyframes or actually delete them by clicking on the little stopwatch next to the speed control in the Effects control panel.

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Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)

106 video lessons · 36060 viewers

Abba Shapiro
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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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