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Now fit to fill that we learned about in an earlier video is a very effective tool, but there's times that you need to stretch out the duration of a clip, and here's a perfect example. Vanessa's kind of describing all of the ingredients. I wanted to make a cut down of everything that goes into it, and instead of taking ten minutes to go through it, I wanted to do it really quickly. So as you can see, the video and the audio have been spaced out, and if I played this at normal speed. >> Some parmesan cheese, the egg, this is the oil and. >> So let's play it back, and as you see the audio is a lot more balanced. The audio actually, there's breathing, and if you recall back when we did transitions it was fast, fast, fast, fast.
But I don't have enough good media to cover this, and I didn't want to sit there and do a lot of math to stretch it out, so the trick is let's cut it together with some of that video footage, even if it's not long enough. But make sure that the audio is balanced. Make sure we're actually hearing what we need to hear and then worry about the video. So we're pretty good. I'm going to go ahead and hit the back slash key so that you can see everything. We do have a missing piece of audio here, so when she says put in the water but we're just going to kind of skip this right now and I want to show you a really useful tool.
Called the Rate Stretch tool, which is a great way to slow things down or speed things up directly in the timeline, and I don't have to worry about marking in and points on the source, and in and out in my destination. I simply go over here, and if you click on this little icon, keyboard shortcut is the letter R, easy to remember because of rate stretch. The tool actually changes. It looks like a trimming tool but it actually has the arrow through and that indicates rate stretch, and I could actually just click on the edge of a clip and pull it and make it longer.
Now, it's doing something very different than when we use the trim tool. When we have the trim tool it actually added any available media so the shot got longer, it didn't slow down. In this case I don't have enough media because I'm either talking over it or we're not doing the action anymore, and I just want to slow it down. So take a look at what the egg shot would look like. >> The egg, this is the oil, >> So it slows it down, just kind of like we did in the previous video, and I can go through and fill these gaps by simply grabbing and stretching them, and they're going to be different speed changes depending on my timing now.
I kind of eyeballed it when I put it down, so ironically it's about 50%. But let me go ahead and zoom in onto the dough ball by pressing the plus key. And if we go ahead and we play this. >> The water. >> (BLANK_AUDIO). Alright, you're going to mix it up. Then we're going to press it out onto the pizza pan. >> You can see it actually gives us enough time to kind of digest what we're doing, and the rate tool is very, very useful for this.
Now, I've been stretching a clip out, and I would probably do that for all of the clips in this sequence, but I also want to show that I can use the rate tool to speed things up. >> Super easy. >> Here we have a situation of the toppings and the parsley, so I'm actually taking much more care in doing this and now it's too long. So using the right stretch tool, instead of pulling something out to the right, I can actually squeeze it in and it's going to speed it up.
I'm going to zoom in so you can see it went up to 271% in this case. >>And I'll just hit Play and I'll be putting these pieces of parsley on pretty darn quick. >>Super easy. >>See if I work this fast I could actually get a job in a pizzeria. So the rate stretch tool is very useful. You switch over to it with the letter R, you can make things shorter and speed them up. You can make things longer and it will slow them down. And once they've been sped up or slowed down, you can trim them or do slip and slide edits as needed.
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