How to speed up the video in Adobe Premiere? Want to utilize Adobe Premiere Pro to speed up a clip to give your clip project some rhythm and style? We have your back.
In this article, we’ll show you how to instantly speed up a clip or specific segments of a clip in Premiere Pro using three different methods. Now let’s get started!
How to speed up the video in Adobe Premiere?
Here are a few essential tips for speeding up the video in Premiere Pro:
- Speed/Duration Command (Basic): To speed up a video, increase the percentage of the playback speed. With the help of the Razor tool, you may use this Speed/Duration Command to accelerate a whole video or specific segments of it.
- Time Remapping Feature (advanced): Using this tool, you can speed up a section of the clip from point A to point B by adding one or more keyframes to the clip. Since you don’t have to break a clip into many clips to speed up a video in Premiere Pro, it’s a more versatile and expert method.
- Rate Stretch Tool (quick): This is a simple method for accelerating videos in Premiere Pro. A video’s speed can be changed by dragging the edges. The disadvantage is that you have no power over how faster or slower the video is adjusted in speed.
Using the Speed/Duration Command
The most popular option in Premiere Pro for accelerating entire videos or sections of videos is the Speed/Duration Command.
- Select a clip that has been imported onto the timeline.
- Right-click the clip and choose “Speed/Duration” (Ctrl/Cmd + R on the keyboard).
- Raise the Playback Speed Percentage and click “OK.”
There are three things to note:
- Verify that the little chain is toggled on. As a result, the length of the clips also varies as the video’s speed does.
- You could also use the Speed/Duration feature of the Razor tool to trim off a section of the clip and speed it up. Your action will shorten the video’s period. The space between the two videos will also be present. Please check “Ripple Edits” to close this gap.
- If a video contains audio, you can tick the “Maintain Audio Pitch” box to speed it up without affecting the audio’s pitch. Another approach is to right-click the video and choose “Unlink”; then, speed up just the video; and, last, shorten the audio track to fit your video’s length.
Using the Time Remapping Feature
You can use Time Remapping to add one or more keyframes to a clip to speed up specific sections of the clip. Many experts prefer utilizing Time Remapping in Premiere Pro to speed up or slow down a clip because of its flexible speed controls. Highly suggested.
The steps are as follows:
- To expand a video track, double-click on it.
- Right-click the video and choose “Show Clip Keyframes” before choosing “Time Remapping” and “Speed” before dragging the playhead to the part of the video you want to fast-forward.
- Add two keyframes on either end of the scene if you want to accelerate.
- By sliding the bar upward, the video’s speed will be increased.
- Create a Ramp by Splitting the Keyframes for a Smoother Transition.
The following can be done through Time Remapping:
Randomize the clip speed
- Press the movie with the right mouse button, then choose Show Clip Keyframes > Time Remapping > Speed. The clip has a blue tint. The center of the clip has a horizontal rubber band running across it that regulates the speed. Below the clip title bar in the upper part of the clip, there is a white speed-control track.
- To create a keyframe, Ctrl-click (on Windows) or Command-click (on Mac OS) on the rubber band at least one point. Near the start of the video, above the rubber band in the white speed-control track, speed keyframes may be seen. The beginning and finish of a speed-change transition can be marked with two keyframes by halving a speed keyframe. There are adjustment handles on the rubber band, in the center of the transition from one speed to another.
- Choose one of these:
- To change the playback speed of that part, drag the rubber band on either side of the speed keyframe upward or downward. To restricts the speed change values to 5 percent increments, press Shift while dragging.
- To alter the speed of the section to the left of the speed keyframe, shift-drag it to the left or right.
The segment’s duration and speed both shift. A portion of a video is either made shorter or longer by speeding it up or slowing it down.
- Drag either the right or left half of the speed keyframe to the right or left to generate a speed transition.
- Drag one of the handles on the curve control to increase or decrease the speed change’s acceleration or deceleration. According to the curve of the speed ramp, the change in speed either eases in or eases out.
- Selecting the undesirable portion of the speed keyframe and pressing Delete can reverse a transition speed change.
- Move a keyframe with an unsplit speed
The unsplit speed keyframe can be moved by Alt-clicking (Windows) or Option-clicking (Mac OS) in a Timeline and dragging it to the desired location.
- Set a split speed keyframe in motion
By Alt-clicking (Windows) or Option-clicking (Mac OS) the unsplit speed keyframe on a Timeline, you can move it to the desired spot.
- Play a video backward, then forward
- Tap the video with the right mouse button, then choose Show Clip Keyframes > Time Remapping > Speed. The video has a blue tint. The center of the video has a horizontal rubber band running across it that regulates the speed. There is a white speed-control track just below the video title bar in the upper part of the clip. Zoom in to create enough space if it is difficult to watch the video.
- To generate a speed keyframe, control-click (Windows) or command-click (Mac OS) on the rubber band.
- To terminate the backward motion, Ctrl-drag (on Windows) or Command-drag (on Mac OS) a speed keyframe (both halves). The speed is displayed in a tooltip as a decremental portion of the initial speed. The static frame where you started the drag is shown in the first panel of the Program monitor, along with a dynamically updating frame where playing resumes after reversing before switching to forward speed. The forward playback section is extended by an additional segment when the mouse button is released to stop the drag. The length of the newly formed segment is the same as the original segment’s. This second part is completed with an additional speed keyframe. The speed-control track displays angle brackets with a left-pointing arrow to denote the playback of the video in reverse.
- Any portion of the direction change can have a speed transition created. Drag the left or right halves of a speed keyframe in either direction. The length of the speed transition is shown by the gray area between the speed keyframe’s two parts. The gray region contains a blue curve control.
- Drag any of the handles on the curve control to alter the acceleration or slowdown of any part of the directional change. Depending on how the speed ramp is curled, the speed shift either eases in or out.
Using the Rate Stretch Tool
Using the Rate Sketch Tool in Premiere Pro can be another workable option if you merely like to speed up a video and don’t bother too much about how rapidly the video speed changes.
- Go to the Timeline and choose a video.
- The Rate Stretch Tool can be chosen by clicking the third tool on the toolbar. (R shortcut on keyboard)
- To accelerate the video, drag the video’s end inward.
- To close the gap, drag the adjacent video.
How to Make a Speed Ramp?
Right-click on your video and select the following option at the bottom to make a speed ramp:
- Show Clip Keyframes > Time Remapping > Speed
- On your clip, a large white line has to appear. When this white line is displayed, it signifies that speed rather than opacity can be controlled and modified using the lower, narrower line.
- Drag it downward to slow the video down and upward to speed it up. By pressing CMND/CTRL + Clicking the thin white line, a keyframe is created that allows for a smooth transition. Simply take hold of the keyframe and move it to the side.
- As a result, an actual ramp from one speed to the next will be created. A blue dot with lines will show in the middle of the ramp when you tap the keyframe. You can also lessen the ramp’s steepness if you drag it as well.
- You can keep refining the speed ramp by adjusting the keyframes to change the transition’s time and experimenting with different speeds to get the desired effect.
You now understand how to use Premiere Pro to speed up a clip or specific segments of a clip. By applying the PR’s Speed/Duration Command, you can speed up a video on your desire. Using the Time Remapping feature (also known as Keyframes) will be a better option if you want to speed up various clip sections with more control quickly. Happy editing!
FAQs on How to Speed Up Video in Adobe Premiere
How do I speed up 2x in Premiere Pro?
Use this keyboard shortcut to accelerate playback. Press the letter “L” on your keyboard while previewing the clip. Premiere Pro will play your footage again faster when you push the “L” button.
How do you speed up the ramping video in Premiere 2020?
Adobe Premiere Pro makes adding a speed ramp to any video simple, even if it might seem like a fancy Hollywood trick that only experts can pull off. Simply change your view, right-click on the clip to which you wish to add the speed ramp, and select Show Clip Keyframes > Time Remapping > Speed from the menu that appears.
How do I change the gradual speed in Premiere Pro?
To have the cursor turn white and have a plus sign next to it, press Command or Control. To add a time-remapping keyframe, click. To unexpectedly slow down the action, drag the line down on the keyframe’s right side. To get a slower ramping down, move the two keyframe handles apart.