Apple Final Cut Pro X gives you several preset options for changing the speed of your clips. But what if you need to reverse your clip? Does Apple Final Cut Pro X have a preset to reverse clips? In this movie, author Jeff Greenberg guides you through how to retime a clip in Final Cut Pro X with a preset.
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- Just like the presets to slow down and speed up a clip there's a way to throw a switch and reverse a clip. Let's take a look here on my timeline. I've got that heel-click jump and with it selected I'm just going to go to the retime menu and choose Reverse Speed. With it selected I can play this clip and it just goes backwards. I have the same sort of drop-down presets we saw earlier where I can reverse slow or reverse fast. With this I can do something pretty cool where we can ping-pong a shot.
When we look at the skateboarding he jumps over that railing and what we're going to do is we're going to back him up and have him go forward again. Sort of a ping-pong. And to do that I'm going to grab the Blade tool, it's the letter b, I'm just going to select maybe a little bit before, a little bit after, and we're going to need three of them. I'm going to select my Arrow tool, A for Arrow. We need this section to appear three times. The first time to play through normal, the second time in reverse, the third time to play normal again. And I'm just going to option-drag a second copy and option-drag a third copy.
It's this middle one we need to change the speed of. And all I'm going to do here is say Reverse Clip. Now we have that really cool effect where it plays forward, he backs up, and plays forward again finishing his jump. If this top section is annoying you, this little green bar that's the retime editor, we can hide it here with Command r, hide retime editor. And that's how you can reverse clips.
- Basics of retiming
- Freeze-framing a clip
- Getting the best playback quality
- Understanding the automatic adjustments
- Advance speed changes, including range selections