Premiere Pro Tutorial Part 63: Time Remapping

Adobe Premiere ProBy Andrew Devis (doodleNEWS)

In this Premiere Pro tutorial, I’ll be focusing on Time Remapping, which enables advanced tools to play with the timing of your shot. With other tools such as the ‘Rate Stretch Tool,’ the speed change is constant, but with time remapping you can vary the change in speed.

While Time Remapping in Premiere Pro is found in the ‘Effect Controls’ panel for every clip:

Effects Control Panel

Effects Control Panel

And you can obviously add keyframes by clicking the diamond shaped icon between the two little arrows (shown above in blue) – but this probably isn’t the easiest way. The easiest way is to enable a view of ‘Time Remapping’ keyframes on the clip itself in Premiere Pro.

To do this, make sure you have a tall track, and then right-click on the little grey ‘FX’ box you see at the top left of the clip, and choose ‘Time Remapping’ from the menu.

Choosing Time Remapping on a Clip

Choosing Time Remapping on a Clip

Once you’ve done this, the grey line on the clip represents the speed of that clip, and you can add a new type of keyframe to control the speed of selected portions of the clip.

For example, I have a clip in Premiere Pro where a man jumps as he runs from explosions. Say for effect I want to have his jump go in slow-motion and maybe even pause in mid-jump before rushing off screen. How do I do that?

Man Jumping

Man Jumping

Start by moving the Premiere Pro playhead to key points. For example, at the start and end of the jump. When you get to those points, add keyframes by CNTL (PC) CMD (MAC) + Click on that line.

Keyframes Added

Keyframes Added

In the next blog we’ll talk about the actual speed changes and ‘easing’ those changes for smooth slow-mo.

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