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Retiming Clips in Adobe Premiere Pro Professional CC (2014 release)

Contents

  1. Changing the speed/duration of a clip
  2. Changing speed and duration with the Rate Stretch tool
  3. Changing speed and duration with time remapping

Article Description

Maxim Jago reviews fixed speed changes, the time-remapping feature, and some other options that let you make clip playback speed, in this excerpt from Adobe Premiere Pro CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release).
Changing speed and duration with the Rate Stretch tool

Changing speed and duration with the Rate Stretch tool

Sometimes you’ll search for a clip that’s just the right length to fill a gap in your Timeline. Often, you’ll find a clip that’s just a little too short or a little too long. This is where the Rate Stretch tool comes in handy.

  1. In the Project panel, load the sequence 03 Rate Stretch.
  2. The situation in this example is fairly common. The Timeline is synchronized to music, and the clips contain the content you want, but the clips are just too short. You can make a guess and try to make exactly the Speed/Duration adjustment but it’s much easier and faster to use the Rate Stretch tool to click and drag the end of the clip to fill the gap.

  3. Select the Rate Stretch tool (rate_stretch_tool.tiff) in the Tools panel.
  4. With the Rate Stretch tool selected, drag the right edge of the first video clip until it meets the second video clip.
  5. The speed of the first clip changes to fill the space into which you stretched it. The contents haven’t changed, the clip is playing more slowly.

  6. Drag the right edge of the second clip until it meets the third clip.
  7. Drag the right edge of the third clip until it matches the end of the audio.
  8. Play the Timeline to view the result.
  9. Press the V key or click on the Selection tool to select it.
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