It is called Time Stretch ;)
Yes you can. There are two ways, 1. the Time Stretch tool and 2. Right click on the clip and select Time Stretch. Fast motion, Slow motion, Forward and Reverse
Chuck...thanks for the reply.
Not sure if I was real clear on my post - but I'm looking to overlay (super-impose) elasped time onto videos.
I've found a plug-in that allows overlaying the time code and date information - which is close.
What I would need is a tool that would take the time code and convert it to elapsed time.
Opps, sorry. Your right, I didn't understand the question :")
Here is a Timecode Frame Generator that might work
Here is the topic of discussion
Thanks for taking the time to reply to my posts!
I didn't think I'd be the first to need this type of feature. Too bad PE doesn't include this function.
Have to play w/the TFG tonight!
There is a similar tool available in the Pro products, Premiere and After Effects, just not the Elements version.
Check out the topic at Muvipix, there are a number of suggestions there ;)
Found several ways to get the time-code overlayed onto a video - problem is - I need true elaspsed time. So the time-code (frame counts) would need to be converted into real time.
I've found a published conversion chart (http://www.trackinfo.org/videotiming.html)
http://www.dvdate.ru has a plug-in that you can use. It works with any video, even if it's not DV-AVI.
You can also use the WAX plug-in from http://www.debugmode.com. Then you need the the virtualdub plug-in "Add Frame Numbers." That also has elapsed time:
Within WAX you point to the location of the virtualdub plug-in folder.
Here is a topic about creating your own timer and a few people that share theirs (2 and 3 minutes)
Just to follow up on my original post...
I was able to work with the folks (Ilya Topolnitsky) at DV Date (http://www.dvdate.ru/en/dvrecdate.html) - who were gracious enough to update their flagship product "DV Date" to include actual elapsed time. The plug-in is simple to use and works great!
The time overlay is easily modified (font, color, shadowing, position, etc.) - so it should work for anyone who wants to overlay elapsed time.
I have an example of the plug-in in action:
The video is about 10MB - as it includes a slow motion segment.
I requested that the installation of DVDate be compatible with Premiere Elements. Wallah!
Before a couple years ago it would only install in the Pro version.
As if by magic!
Wishes do come true...
Is this plugin still available, the links are dead and a google does not seem
to find the plugin. I need a similar plugin or utility to use with Premiere CS5.5. The hurdle example using the link provided above by Kelly illustrates the type of timer I hope to be able to insert.
I do not have CS 5.5 installed to check, but in earlier versions of PrPro, one can just add Transparent Video to the upper Video Track, and extend it to the end of the Timeline. Then add the Timecode Effect. By default, this will be set to SMPTE. One would set the Tmecode Source to Generate To countdown, one could Reverse that Transparent Video Clip. One can adjust the Scale and Position of this Clip in the Effects Control Panel for Scale, Position and Opacity. One can also use the Offset for some control on where the numbering starts, but this is limited. Do not know if CS 5.5 has added more controls.
AfterEffects has a similar Effect, with more control on the display. I use this for that additional control. As Fuzzy points out in this THREAD, that control will allow for just what you want. Colin also mentioned THIS AE plug-in (in CS 5/5.5 Forum), but I have not used it before.
There might be an Effect, that is closer to what you want, but I do not know of it.
If you want to limit that "counter" to just one area, adjust the Duration of that Transparent Video Clip.
Hope that this helps and good luck,
PS - I see that you are using the Timecode Effect in PrPro, but it is not as Frame-accurate, as you would like. Still, this might help others in the future.
Message was edited by: Bill Hunt - Added PS & Links