Premiere Pro Tutorial Part 65: Time Remapping, Part 3

Eased KeyframesBy Andrew Devis (doodleNEWS)

In the last Premiere Pro tutorial we ended up with eased Speed Keyframes before and after a major event. Now, let’s add a ‘Hold’ keyframe at the top of this jump …

Top of the Jump/ Eased Keyframes

Firstly, move your playhead in Premiere Pro to the place where you want the HOLD to happen and select CTRL (PC), or CMD (Mac), + Click on the grey line to create a normal time remapping keyframe.

Top of the Jump
Top of the Jump

Next, click on that keyframe while holding CTRL (PC), or CMD (Mac) + ALT + Click and Drag the keyframe apart. The distance that these keyframes are pulled apart represents how long this pose will be held for. The image below shows the hold keyframe, while the little vertical lines indicate no movement is happening between the 2 halves of the split keyframe.

Hold Keyframe
Hold Keyframe

Hold Keyframe

But we can go even further, if you look at the shape of these two halves of the hold keyframe in Premiere Pro, you will notice that they can also be split! One half is the normal keyframe going into and out of the hold while the other half is a block which indicates nothing will change between the 2 blocks. So, if you pull these 2 halves apart, you will be easing into the Hold and also back out of it. The beauty of this is that it creates super smooth slow-mo effects as long as you have chosen the correct type of interpolation (see Premiere Pro tutorial part 60).

Eased Hold Keyframes
Eased Hold Keyframes

 

Finally, if you want sections to play backwards in Premiere Pro, create a keyframe and while holding CTRL (PC), or CMD (Mac), and click and drag down the timeline. The backwards arrows indicate playing in reverse.

Playing in Reverse
Playing in Reverse

 

Media courtesy of Adobe.

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