Premiere Pro Tutorial Part 61: Other Speed Change Options

Adobe Premiere Pro

By Andrew Devis (doodleNEWS)

In the last couple of Premiere Pro tutorials, we’ve looked at changing the speed of a clip with 4-point edits. However, there are a few more options for changing the speed of a clip including the ‘Rate Stretch’ tool covered in tutorial 19:

Rate Stretch Tool

Rate Stretch Tool

The next option is to right-click on any clip in Premiere Pro, and look for the ‘Speed/Duration’ option:

Speed/Duration Option

Speed/Duration Option

This brings up the following dialogue box:

Speed Duration Dialogue Box

Speed Duration Dialogue Box

First, you can specify the duration of the final clip in Premiere Pro either by speed as a percentage, OR in terms of duration giving a final time for the clip.

It also allows you to reverse the clip to play backwards as well as giving you the option to ripple the clips after the one you’re changing the speed of so that you aren’t left with any gaps in your timeline (a very helpful feature).

Note also that you have a ‘Time Interpolation’ drop-down to choose from (see previous tutorial for more details).

However, there is also a much more advanced option for changing the speed of a clip in Premiere Pro, and this is known as ‘Time Remapping,’ and can be got to either from the ‘Effect Controls’ panel, or by right-clicking on the ‘FX’ badge on the video portion of the clip, and selecting ‘Time Remapping>Speed’, as shown:

Time Remapping

Time Remapping

While time remapping will require several tutorials to cover, the reason you may want to select this option is that it allows you to vary the speed of a clip. The options we have looked at in Premiere Pro so far give constant changes in speed, while time remapping could speed-up, slow-down, freeze-frame, and even reverse the whole change!

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Here is our list of Premiere Pro tutorials.