Media 100 Tutorial Part 11: TimeFX Parameter

Media100LogoA new Media 100 tutorial

By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS)

In our last lesson, in our look at Media 100, we continued our discussion of the Edit Suite panel, as well as the ColorFX option, to change the look of your footage. In this lesson, I want to talk about creating Motion Effects from the Edit Suite Panel.

Now, this feature is tucked away nicely at the bottom of the panel, and will almost go completely unnoticed, if you’re not paying attention. Take a look at the bottom of the panel, and you’ll notice two drop downs: One called ClipFX, and one called TimeFX.

In this Media 100 lesson, we’re going to look at TimeFX, so if you twirl down that option, you’ll now see that you have the ability to take your footage and slow it down, speed it up, or freeze it, depending on the look you’re trying to accomplish.  

TimeFX Media 100

To create a freeze frame in Media 100’s Edit Suite panel is quite simple: Cue up the footage to the frame you want to freeze, select FREEZE as the time option, and then simply press “Create.” A new Freeze Frame clip will immediately be added to your bin, ready to work with. The technique is very similar for creating Motion Effects. Simply choose the clip you want to slow down, or speed up, choose the new speed you’d like the clip to be, I normally also choose the “Smooth Motion” option, and then I click “Create.”

You also have the flexibility of adding a Strobe effect to the footage, to give a different, stuttery look, if that’s the end goal of your motion effect. We’re going to get more in-depth into stylized motion effects in later tutorials

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Kevin P. McAuliffe is one of the Senior Editors at Extreme Reach in Toronto, Canada. His current clients include Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, and E1 Entertainment to name a few. You can follow him on Twitter @kpmcauliffe.

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