Premiere Pro Tutorial Part 65: Time Remapping, Pt 3

By Andrew Devis (doodleNEWS)

In the last lesson in our Premiere Pro tutorial series, we ended up with eased Speed Keyframes before and after a major event:

Eased Keyframes

Eased Keyframes

Now, let’s add a ‘Hold’ keyframe at the top of this jump:

Top of the Jump

Top of the Jump

In Premiere Pro, move your playhead to the place where you want the HOLD to happen, and CNTL (PC) or CMD (Mac) + Click on the grey line to create a normal time remapping keyframe. Now, click on that keyframe while holding CNTL (PC) or CMD (Mac) + ALT + Click, and Drag the keyframe apart.

The distance that these keyframes are pulled apart represents how long this pose will be held for. The image below shows the hold keyframe, and the little vertical lines indicate no movement is happening between the 2 halves of the split keyframe.

Hold Keyframe

Hold Keyframe

We can go even further because, if you look at the shape of these two halves of the hold keyframe, you will notice that they can also be split! One half is the normal keyframe going into and out of the hold, while the other half is a block, which indicates nothing will change between the 2 blocks.

So, if you pull these 2 halves apart you will be easing into the Hold and also back out of it. The beauty of this is that it creates super smooth slo-mo effects as long as you have chosen the correct type of interpolation (see Premiere Pro lesson 60).

Eased Hold Keyframes

Eased Hold Keyframes

Finally, if you want sections to play backwards, create a keyframe and while holding CNTL (PC) CMD (Mac), and click and drag down the timeline. The backwards arrows indicate playing in reverse.

Playing in Reverse

Playing in Reverse

Media courtesy of Adobe.

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