Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video Making variable speed changes, part of Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2014).
So we've looked at a lot of different ways to make constant speed changes. Now let's take a look at how to make variable speed changes. Like if we want something to start out in real time and then slow down or speed up. So the first one that I'm going to look at is a variable speed change where I want something to speed up. I'm going to go ahead and play this. So, the camera person tried to zoom out really quick, but it's a little bit messy and I don't really like it. So I want to really, really speed this zoom-out up, right there. So, I'm going to click on the clip.
And then I'm going to come up to Effect Controls and I'm going to twirl down Time Remapping. And take a look here at the 100%. As I play this it's going to stay at 100% the whole time. So, what I want to do is place key frames where I want the speed change to occur. So, I'm going to come to the beginning of that zoom, right there, and I'll place the key frame and I'll go to the end of the zoom, and I'll place the key frame. And now I take this little line and if I would like to speed it up, I'm going to go up and if I want to slow it down, I go down. So in this case I do want to speed it up. And go ahead and take a look here at 100% now, and we'll see how fast we're going here. All right, so that's really fast. It got up to 564% speed. So depending on how high you drag this line, that's how fast it's going to go. If I want to back off of that a little bit, I can drag my line down just a little bit and I can see that number climb down. So I'm going to, maybe hang out in the 400s or so. 452, that sounds good. You can see here that the key frames adjust. I'll play this and see if I like it. So I'll keep that. Now I'm going to go to this shot here and do something else.
I'm going to slow it down. So here we have Doug closing up shop. He's walking in real time. And then, as he gets closer to the wall to turn off the light, I think I'm going to have him sort of slow down. So this can kind of close our show. So, I'll go ahead and click on this clip now, twirl down Time Remapping. Again, place a key frame where I want the change to start. And then where I want it to stop, well right as the lights go out. Like so. And instead of dragging up this time, I'm going to drag down.
Take a look at that number next to Speed. It's at 18% right now. Maybe I don't want to go quite that slow. Something in the 30s. And I'll release. And you'll notice that the key frames kind of jump apart from one another and the clip grows longer in the timeline. So the same number of frames are actually being used in this clip, but the speed change either shortens or lengthens the clip as necessary. So I will play this, and let's see how this is working. All right, so all of the sudden he starts going really, really slow. So I want to change a couple things. First, I think he's going too slow, so I'm going to drag up a little bit more, maybe closer to 50%, and I'll release and take a look at how the key frame will jump to that location.
And the clip in the timeline is a little bit shorter than it was. And then also I want to take a look at the shape of these key frames. Right now the interpolation method, basically the animation from one value to another, is a hold key frame. It's at 100 and then all of a sudden it's at 50. As you can see, I'll play. Boom. It's at 50. But if I want that to be gradual, I can just grab the edge of this key frame here and drag out. And you can see that it's turning into this sort of Bézier curve. And I can drag these direction handles like so. I can do the same thing over here. You can see that the line is now slanted rather than just a straight up and down line. Let's go ahead and maybe adjust those just a tiny bit, and I'll play. All right so that is the time remapping tool. It's easy to add key frames and then make the adjustments in speed that you need. And you can make as many variable changes as you want, during the duration of any clip. So you can have things start out in real time, then go fast, then go slow. It all depends on the key frames that you add. And how you change the velocity here. So, as most things in Premiere, just play around with this and figure out how it can work for you.
- Editing in Premiere Pro in eight steps
- Setting up a project and a sequence
- Importing and organizing media
- Marking and selecting the best takes from clips
- Performing insert, overwrite, and replace edits
- Trimming, splitting, moving, and deleting clips
- Performing intermediate editing and trimming techniques
- Customizing your workspace and using creative tools
- A brief look at Creative Suite integration
- Making audio level adjustments and mixing audio
- Recording voice-overs
- Applying transitions, effects, and filters
- Changing clip speed
- Color correction techniques
- Creating titles, credit rolls, and lower thirds
- Multicam editing techniques
- Exporting your final project
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: This course was updated on 10/10/2014. What changed?
A: We added tutorials to cover the most recent changes to Premiere Pro CC. The "What's new" movies provide an overview of the UI and effects changes, and the four movies indicated by the "(CC 2014.1)" tag give you a deeper dive into these features. Additionally, the "Using the Exercise Files" and "What version of Premiere Pro CC does this course cover?" movies will help you become fully acquainted with how this course is structured.
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