Premiere Pro Tutorial Part 64: Time Remapping Pt 2

By Andrew Devis (doodleNEWS)

In my previous Premiere Pro tutorial (click here), we ended up with keyframes before and after a major event, as shown in the image below:

Keyframes Added

Keyframes Added

So how do you make the actual speed change? This is done by hovering over the grey line between the two keyframes until your cursor turns black with two little arrows (up and down) beside it, which means you will now by moving that line.

If you pull the line down, you will make the portion between the two keyframes play slower. If you pull it up, you will make that portion play faster. HOWEVER, this ONLY affects the VIDEO portion of the clip; audio is not affected by Time Remapping in Premiere Pro (although it is affected when doing a similar thing in After Effects):

Slowed Portion (Audio unaffected)

Slowed Portion (Audio unaffected)

While this works well, if you play the clip, you will notice that the speed change is very abrupt, and when editing we never want to draw the attention of the viewer to technology of Premiere Pro and away from the story, so we need to ease this change in speed.

This is where the keyframe for Speed Remapping differs from any other type of keyframe, because these keyframes can be SPLIT to add easing. To do this, simply click and drag on one side of the keyframe to create the split. The longer the split, the greater the easing:

Split Keyframes

Split Keyframes

Note that there is a little set of blue handles in the middle of the sloping line. By moving these handles up or down, you will be change the easing as the handles affect the shape of the line. Every Time Remapping keyframe can be changed this way for super smooth changes in speed.

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