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Apr 15, 2009 8:10 AM

One of my students is trying to make a commercial and he wants to have his video reverse (as the commercial goes forward) so it needs to rewind.  Can you please tell me how we can do that?  He was to draw a picture in reverse and it needs to start out all the way drawn.  Thanks!

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    Apr 15, 2009 8:42 AM   in reply to tvteacher2

    You can reverse a video by using the Time Stretch tool, this is selected by right clicking on the clip and selecting Time Stretch. Once selected tick the Reverse Speed box and the video will play from the end to the beginning

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    Apr 15, 2009 9:22 AM   in reply to Paul_LS

    Also, just to clarify one thing I found mildly confusing the first time I used simply reverse video, check the "Reverse" box but leave the speed at 100%.


    Checking "Reverse" and changing the percentage will make it play backwards, but at slower- or faster-than-normal speed.


    Maybe I'm just easily confused. But when I saw the Time Stretch tool the first time, I kept trying to figure out the correlation between the "Reverse" and the percentage (as in: should the percentage be set to MINUS 100% if I choose reverse?)... turns out there is none.

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    Apr 20, 2009 8:51 AM   in reply to Ed.Macke



    In many NLE's and in other Time Remapping Effects, the reverse IS set by a minus percent, so you would have been correct to assume that this might also be the case here. I've not used the Time Stretch Reverse in PE, but would have pondered the same question, as you did, based on previous experiences. Adobe took the guesswork out of it with the Reverse checkbox - nice touch.



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