Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Slow motion, part of Premiere Pro Guru: Dynamic Link and the Adobe Workflow (2013).
Another type of re timing that you may encounter is shooting over crank. This is often done on a DSLR shooting at 60p, or on some of the digital cinema cameras that can achieve frame rates as high as 120, or even specially cameras that can shoot thousands of frames per second. When you do this premier pro will give you the option to choose how to interpret the footage. Here's how it looks. In this case, I've dropped a 60p clip into a 60p timeline. And you're going to see that the footage plays at real time.
And in fact, let's switch this to full quality for a second, and we'll just maximize that window. You'll notice that it takes on almost a hyper-real quality, where the image is extremely crisp. Shooting at 60p essentially eliminates motion blur. That's very typical when shooting at 24 frames a second, and some people like this look for action or sports. However, it can be harnessed as a slow motion effect. One of the ways of doing this is by modifying the clip.
Lets just open up that 24p sequence, I'm going to right click on that clip and reveal it in my project. There it is and what I want to do is I am just going to take this regular clip that was the 60p that's at 5994, and I will duplicate it, we could do that by right clicking And we're going to rename that Run_60P_24remap.
You can now right click on the clip, choose to modify, interpret footage. And this allows you to assign a new frame rate like 23.976. And you click OK. Doing so now, I'll cut that into my sequence. Let's just drop that in here. There it is. And notice, we get the nice smooth, slow motion.
There is no streaking or frame blending, because we didn't change the number of frames, we rather reassigned the rate in which they play back. So here we get the nice slow motion effect, and you've seen this used on sports footage, dramatic re-creations, historical re-enactments and other areas. However, it's still can get better. If you've pushed Premier Pro as far as it can go, remember After Effects has the ability to do frame blending, that's advanced.
Essentially a morph. I can right click on this clip and choose Replace With After Effects Composition. This will switch over to after effects and drop it in to another comp. With that comp open, I could select that shot, and I'm going to stretch this 200%, making it fifty two seconds long. Now the shot is bigger than I need, but what I'll do is just drag this clip so he's more in the frame. So he goes from there to right about there, which looks pretty good to me.
Let's just drag that, see if he clears the frame, looks good. First we enable the global switch, and then a double-click here for advance frame blending. Let's do the preview. And you'll see now, we're essentially seeing this footage. It went from being 24P to now it's essentially playing back at five times a slower rate. And you see that advance frame blending looks really good.
So this gives you that option to do over cranking at very dramatic levels, without having to use a super expensive camera and thanks to Adobe dynamic link. Once those frames are cached over here they will become available inside a Premier Pro. How to stop that right now? Switch to Premier. And you'll see that those initial frames will play back, smoothly, I will be in this case, extremely slow motion.
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- What is Adobe Dynamic Link?
- Creating and importing After Effects compositions
- Using Render and Replace
- Editing clips and sequences in Audition
- Creating and importing Photoshop files
- Editing Premiere Pro footage in Photoshop
- Sending clips and metadata from Prelude to Premiere Pro
- Working with slow motion
- Creating merged clips and subclips