Speed Ramping In Premiere Pro
Hey, Will Dano here. Today Im going to briefly go over speed ramping In Premiere Pro. Although the same concepts apply to other editing software as well.
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You can use any kind of footage you want, provided it’s in slow motion, which usually means it’s shot at anywhere above 30 frames per second. I downloaded some stock footage from videvo.net.
This clip, for example, is in 20 frames per second. But it’s been slowed down from beforehand. So I don’t have to do any work to slow it down further. So let’s hop on to Premiere Pro.
OK, so here we are in Premiere Pro. And as you can see, this is the example that I already showed you (View Video Above). So I’m going to go into the file here, the original clip, and I’m going to play it and see how much I want to include in there. I’m noticing that there is a bit of camera shake that starts happening right around the beginning. So Im going to cut right before that because I don’t need the entire clip.
How To Speed Ramp Clip
Click on the video, go to show clip, keyframes, time remapping, speed.
I’m also going to give some room here for the clip so that when we make adjustments, there are a lot more details. Instead of making it small like this.
You can’t really see what we’re doing that easily. So I’m just going to give some room and I want to go to our clip here and let’s get started with speed ramping.
Since this clip has already been slowed down. What we really want to be doing is giving more speed to the beginning and the end of the clip and leave the middle to be slow so that it starts fast and then it goes into slow motion. And then it speeds up a little bit again towards the end. So the way I’m going to do that is first I’m going to play the clip and get a feel where I want my clip to slow down at. Once I’ve decided on that, I’m gonna hit control (Command for Mac) and click right where that line is and that’s going to create a keyframe.
Now what I can do is either speed up or slow down either of the sides. So for this example, what I want is for the beginning to be fast. So I click on either side of this line and increase the speed to something that’s faster. So maybe im going to go to 200 or even 250 percent. And that’s a good amount of speed for the beginning, but obviously now the problem is how abruptly it transitions from being fast to slow.
This is just a straight line so it’s just gonna be a very abrupt stopping point. So for this, all you have to do is ease in this keyframe. And the way to do that is you click on one of the outer edges of that keyframe and you drag it.
That creates a smoother falloff for when it becomes slow. If you want to make it a little bit smoother, you can make a larger gap, or if you want it to be less smooth, you can make a smaller gap. And another thing you can do is if you just select one of the lines.
You can now see this curve line here that you can actually click either side of and change a little bit of the smoothness value of it so that you can actually make it smoother or less smooth.
Now we’re gonna do the exact same thing, but the opposite way for the end. So Im just going to watch the clip here. And I think its right I want to begin speeding up again. So I’m gonna hit control and click on the line and that’s going to create another keyframe. Click the outer key and just extend that.
But they’re exactly the same speed, obviously, so I’m just going to go to this side and give that some extra speed, maybe around 250, just like we did, and click on this outer one. Give it a little bit of a curve and maybe extend this little further. and that’s how Speed Ramping In Premiere Pro is done!
All right. Well, I hope this was helpful. This blog could have been much longer, but I just wanted to briefly go into the basics of speed ramping and hopefully get decent results right off the bat.
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