Time Remapping in Premier

Like any other Premier project, we begin by opening up the file in Premier. Do so by clicking File> Import, and then drag and drop the file clip into the timeline sequence. Once the clip is secured, if it is not already selected, click on it. Now that the clip is selected, in the Effect Controls tab at the top of the page should be an option called “Time Remapping.” Pick this.

Wherever you want the time changes to occur, you will need to place keyframes in said spots. After doing so, you can alter the time by playing around with the “rubber band” which is basically just the line that follows your clip in the Effect Controls window. You can drag it up and down to change the times in different ways. However, you should know that changing the time will not change the audio (if any) that goes along with it. And also, if you  drag out a clip longer than normal, if there is a clip behind it, it will get cut in order to fit in the allotted time.

You can tell how slow or fast you have made your clip by looking at the velocity per second displayed in the window under Time Remapping. Make sure you are careful with this effect. It can work wonders for your movie and make it look great, but can be extremely difficult to use and work with. Good luck! -Chris Wetzel

~ by cgw8 on December 9, 2012.

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