5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 4, 2010 1:28 PM by the_wine_snob

    Slow Motion?


      Is there a way to play back video clips in slow motion, within a project?  I have some nice footage of my sons volleyball team, players digging the ball, pancakes and such. Saw something similar on a recent commercial, and thought that would be neat to include for an end of year project at the banquet

        • 1. Re: Slow Motion?
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          Apply Time Stretch to your clip.


          The easiest way to do this is to right-click on the clip on your timeline, open the Time Stretch tool and set the playback speed.


          Have you had a look at my free Basic Training tutorials at Muvipix.com?

          • 2. Re: Slow Motion?
            the_wine_snob Level 9

            You can use Time Stretch on the Clip. Now, if you have a longer Clip, but only want this applied to a portion of it, just use the Scissors/Razor to cut that longer Clip, where you want the Slo-mo to start and again, where you want it to end. Use the Time Stretch Tool to extend the desired Clip.


            You might want to also look into the Effect>Posterize Time. Some like its effect better, but only your eye, and the footage, will determine if that works well, or poorly.


            Good luck,



            • 3. Re: Slow Motion?
              the_wine_snob Level 9

              Here's the text on Changing a Clip's Speed:


              Note: Steve beat me again, and by about the same differential. Gotta' get a T-1 line, and learn to type faster, if I plan on beating him.


              Change a clip’s speed

              Changing clip speed changes the clip’s duration. Speeding up a clip removes  frames, thus shortening the clip duration. In the same way, slowing down a clip  repeats frames and thus adds to the length of a clip. For audio clips, a change  in speed also changes pitch. The Time Stretch command includes an option to  maintain the original pitch of an audio clip at any speed.

              Note: When you change the speed of  a clip containing interlaced fields, you may need to adjust how Adobe Premiere  Elements processes the fields, especially when the speed drops below 100% of the  original speed.

              Change a  clip’s speed by using the Time Stretch tool

              1. If you want to slow down the clip, first drag it in  the Timeline to the end of the movie or to another track with empty space, so  you can stretch it without bumping into an adjacent clip. When slowing down a  clip with the Time Stretch tool, you cannot stretch it past the edge of an  adjacent clip.
              2. Click the Time Stretch tool at the top of the Timeline.
              3. Position the pointer over the edge of the clip you  want to change until the correct icon appears:
                • Time Stretch In icon to time stretch  the clip to the right of the pointer.

                • Time Stretch Out icon to time stretch  the clip to the left of the pointer.

              4. Drag the edge of the clip, increasing its length to  slow it down, or shortening it to speed it up.
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                Changing clip speed by using the Time Stretch tool
              5. Preview your changes, and then make adjustments as  necessary.
              6. If you moved the clip in step 1, click the Selection  tool, and then drag the clip back into place in the movie.

              Change a  clip’s speed by using the Time Stretch command

              1. If you want to slow down a clip that has another clip  on its right in the Timeline, drag it to an empty track or to the end of the  movie so you can stretch it without bumping into an adjacent clip.
              2. Select the clip in the Timeline.
                Note: If you haven’t yet inserted  the clip into the Timeline, you can select it in Project view of the Tasks panel  instead.
              3. Choose Clip > Time Stretch.
              4. In the Time Stretch dialog box, type a percentage for  Speed. A value less the 100% slows down the clip; a value greater than 100%  increases its speed.
              5. (Optional) To keep the pitch of an audio clip  unchanged, select Maintain Audio Pitch.
              6. Click OK. Preview your changes, and then make  adjustments as necessary.
              7. If you moved the clip in step 1, drag it back into  place in the movie.

              • 4. Re: Slow Motion?
                cdroessler Level 1

                Thanks guys.  Steve, I'll be sure to check out the Basic Training tutorials at Muvipix.com.


                Thanks again!

                • 5. Re: Slow Motion?
                  the_wine_snob Level 9

                  Though he beats me to the punch all of the time, I strongly second that Learning Series, plus all of his books on PrE (and PSE and DVD Architect).


                  Happy Editing,