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Sort of a "Burn Notice" type of thing, huh?
In the past, I've preferred to do this by exporting the frame I want to hold on, but the process of exporting a frame has become tedious in CS4. You may want to look at the Right Click>Frame Hold options instead.
I have tried that but still nothing. I couldn't get it to hold on a frame with the entire footage in the timeline.
The only thing that I did do was set the out point at the frame before I want to hold on, then put that in my timeline then set an in and out point on the frame I want. I then took that and put that as the next piece ont the timeline and extented this for 8 secs. then continued the scene by resetting the in point to then next frame.
But I can't get this exactly right...don't know why? Thought maybe there was something I could do right in the timeline? Perhaps scrubbing to the point and using a marker but don't know how? Maybe that is the only option besides creating a picture and using that?
Do you know anything else?
The easiest way is to razor the clip at the hold point and apply 'hold frame' on the out point of the first segment. You'll need to make room by shifting part 2 along a bit first. I think you will find that you can only hold up to the duration of the original clip, so if you want more than that you'll need to use the second method...
An alternative is to export the last frame of the first part as a still and use that to cover the gap.
Using the above method, it sounds like you could use the razor tool and cut the clip at your freeze point, copy/paste the second clip to a new layer, move one of the two identical clips down the timeline 8 seconds, then apply the hold frame function to the middle clip. That should play-freeze-play. Perhaps the dynamic speed control would be less clicks. I haven't played with it, but you might try.
I will give that a try. Razor tool...never used yet but seems pretty self explanatory...
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Oh by the way, it seems a lot of people are having issues? Hmm...I have not had much of an issue yet. Only inexperience is my downfall.
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