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To do as I think you wish, you will need to Export>Still from each Video Clip, and then Import those into a new Project/Sequence. You can set that up so that the Duration is 1 Frame for stills, and the FPS (Frame Rate) is whatever you wish.
If you want a "stop-motion" effect, I personally feel that 3 Frames per still works well, but your choice will be your own.
For a different FPS, you can do a Desktop Project/Sequence and customize the FPS rate.
I did not notice what version of PrPro you are using, but in CS4, you can alter your Sequences, while in earlier versions, you need to do that at the Project level.
Good luck, and if I missed your needs, please correct me.
Thanks for the response Hunt! Yes I have cs4 And I think I understand what you are descibing, by exporting the video's as stills it will change my video's to pics and then interleave (merge) the clips in sequence, will it be a problem if my video's are say 10 mins each at say, 25fps which equals 15,000 frames per video of which I will add audio later, (I understand it may sound crazy but there is a method to my madness).
I will have a little time this w/e to work on this so, once again thanks mate
Are you sure you dont want to tell us little more about what you are wanting to achieve.
There may be an easier way.
Only way I see it at the moment is absolutely labourious manual work.....frame by frame from multiple source file to sequence.
It is possible you may overload (overwhelm and crash) the project because it will treat each seq. frame as a clip so that means 15,000 x 4 = 60,000 clips that the project is managing!
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I had a problem like that a few years back. I seem to recall slowing down each video clip so that one frame lasts for 5, then layering the videos with a one frame offset and between each video layer a mask, repeated in the correct sequence... it worked, albeit a bit convoluted
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I as probably all of us belong to a bunch of forums, and I thought I'd throw an opinion from one of my other mates on this topic.
You can do both of those in Premiere.
To change the speed you select the frames that you want to change, right click on them, select Time Stretch from the drop down menu and set the speed to a percentage of the original, higher or lower. I will say that slowing it down too much has an effect on how smoothly the video runs.
As far as editing the video you can run multiple video tracks and combine them any way you want, same with audio, and narration tracks.
I'm using an old version Premiere Elements version 3 that I have had for years and it works great on both my old Windows XP computer and my new Widows 7 computer.
I'm sure a new version would probably work even better, but it has been so trouble free that I have never bothered to upgrade. I think you can get a new version of Premiere Elements for around $100.
I wouldn't go with the real thing unless you are a professional video editor, elements will do anything you need to produce a professional looking job.
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I have never tried to see how far you can speed up and slow down the frame rate. I know that you can go up to 120 fps and down to 10 with no problem. That's 400% and 33% respectively.
Check out this link for videos on how to use Premiere...
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Hope you have fun with Premiere, I use it mostly to edit together animations that I create in other programs, add sound music etc. and to edit video I record from satellite TV and make my own movie DVDs with my lead in on the front.
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This going to be something of a fiddle.
Place the two clips one above the other on a Premiere Pro CS4 timeline.
Apply the Strobe effect to the top clip with the duration half of the period and the strobe set to make the layer transparent. This will cause the lower layer to appear half the time interleaved with the top layer.
Now the fiddling starts.
The period of the strobe is in seconds, tenths and hundredths, which makes it very hard to split exactly on every frame.
However, it should be possible to use File/Interpret Footage to select a frame rate for both clips which is compatible with tenths of seconds matched to the strobe frequency set in the effect so that the swaps happen as you describe.
If you are lucky and patient, you now have alternating frames on a timeline at the wrong speed.
To simplify your next step, nest this timeline (sequence) inside another sequence and use speed keyframes to get the speed changes you want.
Be aware that seriously slowing footage is unlikely to be very attractive visually. Best results when using exact divisors or multiplies (eg 1/2, 1.3, 2x, 3x etc) to avoid Premiere interpolating frames.
Have fun !
I wondering if anyone can expand on this?