Final Cut Pro tutorial, this video will focus on how to create advanced time remapping.
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So let me fire up Final Cut Pro here which I already got it fired up, I just need to go over to my space that it’s in. And I have this skateboarder clip in my canvas in my timeline here as you can see, just him going up and coming down. This would be a good clip to use for time remapping.
So first thing we’re going to do is I'm going to get—I have no audio with head audio but I got rid of it. I want to hit shift C and that will fit my clip to the timeline. Okay, now everything is normal, of course you can double click your clip load it into timeline, I mean into the viewer, click your motion tab at the very bottom there's a time remap and you can go in here and use it this way if you like.
Here's your time remap graph and all of these but I don’t like it like this. I like to do it inside the timeline, sometimes I’ll have to come up here and do a few tweaks such as velocity and stuff like that. But for the most part, I'm not big cane on doing time remapping here in the viewer. I like to do it in the timeline. So let's step this up and get it ready to do time remapping and the timeline.
So the first thing we want to do is go down here and click this green and blue button with the two bars is the toggle clip key frames button. When I do this you will see this little space opens up below our track with these little notches, but going along here. If I push that button again it closes it. As you can see it just open up a little extra space here below the track. Track two is above it just like normal, okay.
We don’t have any audios I'm going to pull my audio down here out of the way so I'm going to pull with it and see it. Now, I need to adjust the HUD of this key for I'm going to working in this little gray box here. So there's a little mini bar here to the left, if you mouse over you'll get this resize icon and you click and drag it you can see that little gray bar going up and down, this resizes this block underneath to your clip.
As you can see I can get it really big. Now it’s really big. Okay, now I got this big huge box here, so let me hit shift C and let’s fit it to the timeline I can write my time a clip bigger if I choose too. So now we’re set up to do some work in the timeline here on my one clip, I have one clip singled out, I hit shift C to fit that one clip to timeline so I can see exactly what I'm doing. I hit my toggle clip key frame button and I open up this to make it a little bigger so I can see my whole area, okay.
So now how do we get in to this time remapping thing? Well, let's start with the basics. Go over to your slip and slide tool and click and hold. There will be three options the slip, slide and there’s time remap, select your time remap it’s a stopwatch or you can hit SSS on the keyboard. Now when you do this and you move your mouse over your clip you'll see the stopwatch is aligned, kind of eraser blade tool. I want to go back to the middle of the clip somewhere and click. Bam! When I click you can see it push it this blue on up here and also its set a key frame right here and it’s got a key frame right here at the beginning, okay.
So now if I take my time remapping icon and snap it to that key frame and click and hold a little tool tip box would come up. Now it will say speed left and speed right, it’s going to tell you what the speed is to the left and to the right of this icon that we click this line right here and if I click and drag left, you'll see the speed to the left is minus a thousand percent and the speed to the right is 113%. So anything to the left of this key frame is going to be slow and then as soon as it gets pass this key frame its going to be fast and I can't drag it back to this way, I can make it slow before the key frame and fast after the key frame or I can make it fast before the key frame and slow after the key frame.
As you can see when I do this, this little boxes down here get wider and smaller. The closer they are together the faster the clips going to be, the further they are apart the slower it’s going to be. If anything turns red, that means the clip is running in reverse, okay. So that’s just basic key frame control, you really can't do anything with it besides those basic controls you can speed it up before the key frame and speed it up after the key frame and you can set one on one key frame, I can set another key frame here if I wanted to.
Click and drag and this will adjust my speed from between here in here, you see. So let's remove all that and that was you basic stopwatch time remapping tool. Remember select it, click a spot in the timeline, click and drag, watch your tool tip. As you can see the speed to the left is 88% and the speed to the right is 112% so it’s slower before this key frame and faster after the key frame. So let's slow it down to about 50% on the left so you can see and it’s 150% on the right. So before this key frame you can see how far apart these lines are spaced and closer spaced on this side of key frame. So before the key frame it’s going to be slow, you can see the slow motion here he come slow but when it hit this key frame its speed way up. Bam!
You see, so that’s the basic of time remapping but let's try if you want to get a little more accurate and as you can see when I done this it also light some key frames in time remap in my motion tab of my viewer. What you want to do is, to get more precise control is right click in anywhere in this box and it will give you all kinds of parameters. Scroll down the time remap, time graph and when you do this, this time graph will show up.
Now, this is our speed as it right now, it’s pretty much normal speed the whole clip as you can see it’s a solid plant all the way up. But say we want to slow it down right when it goes into the air, you know, like say right there we want to start slowing down. So what I'm going to is hold my option key and mouse over this graph line and click and it will put the key frame right there, okay.
So now let's mouse on up in the key frame here to where we want to—where we starts about right the key frame we've already set looks good. Here we’re having go to slow motion all the way up to about right here and then we’re having take back of in normal, okay. So how do we making him slow between this key frame in this key frame? Well, just grab you key frame and pull it down. As you can see the slant is not quite a steep and the last slant there is to the slope is slower it’s going to be. If I took it and bring it way up and made it made the slump real stiff it’s going to be real fast.
So let's make this slant real slow, so we’re slowing down quite a bit here and we’re going to select this in key frame or hold an option key and hit an link in to create an in key frame and I want to even it out because I want to be slow the whole clip, I don’t want to speed up after this key frame here. I want this to be steady. Okay. So now let's play this back and see what happens. Here it comes, he’ll hit there and he slows down as you can see because as soon as this key frame he gets this key frame is going to start sloping down were is going to start slowing down. Let me show you that again I'll bring my cameras out here to the center so you can see, maybe open it up a little bit.
Okay. Now you can see when I play he’ll get to really right here, it slows down for the rest of the clip. And if I want it to right there slow down and when it gets right here I wanted to speed back up, that’s no problem either. I'm going to hold the option key, create another key frame right there, okay because that’s where I want him to start speeding up again.
So I'm going to go forward a little bit and create another key frame like that and I'm going to slant this up to where he will speed back up. Now if I didn’t adjust this last key frame he would speed up and slow back down. So we want to adjust this last one too, just kind of make it an even feel. We don’t want to speed up, slow down, speed up, slow down but you could do that if you made like W out of the graph up, down, up, down, you know.
So now he should be slow coming through here and when he gets right here he’ll speed back up, you notice that? So here he comes slow and then back to normal, okay. But say for instance we want to do one more thing. What if instead of speeding back up you want him to have a freeze frame then speed back up, well that’s okay too. Take this key frame here or make a key frame and drag it down to this line that’s completely straight. Now this straight line means it’s going to hold the key solid frame right there, steel frame then when it gets here he’ll take back off.
So if I play it, it’s slows down, holds, takes back off. You can stretch these key frames out and make it whole little bit longer, okay. Let s go back to the beginning and play it. Here he comes, slow, freeze, back to normal. You see is that simple guys. The possibilities are limitless and time remapping isn’t the only thing you can do within the timeline right here on this show clip key frames box.
As you notice when you right click they have more options than in time graph. You have motion blur, drop shadow and under these menus there's submenus like under drop shadow there's opacity, there softness, there's angle, under there's crop, left, right, top, bottom, edge feather so let me select edge feather. When I do this you’ll see this little blue line comes up which represents my edge feather. If I drag this blue line up, way up you can see my edge feather has come into play now. Can you see that?
But what if you want your edge feather—what if you want to build your edge feather overtime? Okay, well do the same thing option clicks set of key frame. Option click set another key frame somewhere like that and then bring your edge feather up way up like that. Now, when it gets to this point you can see there's no edge feather around through here. When it gets to this point is going to start growing an edge feather see there it come. You see that?
If I wanted to I can go and hit option click and put another key frame and have it come back down. Option click here put another key frame and have it comeback up. So now my edge feather is going to come in, go out, come in, go out. As you can see when I start through here, here goes my edge feather, there it goes my edge feather and here it comes back again. Let me play that.
You see what I'm talking about here? If I wanted to, I can go up the duration of the clip like that. Up and set one last one here and by the way if you set a key frame and you don’t lock where you got it just option click it again and it disappears.
So now we have this set, watch my edge feather when I play they will go in, out, in out, you see, in, out, in, out, in, out and you can do this with anything besides speed, edge feathers, crops, basic motion, scale, rotation, distort, aspect ratio, opacity, drop shadows, angles, motion blurs and you can add motion blur. Let say I wanted to add some motion blur when he gets into the air right here. I'll option click the key frame right there at this spot, drag it up and this one increase my motion blur big time, okay. And then to keep to hold on to the motion blur, I mean when he comes maybe right there he freezes and he comes on down right there you want your motion blur to kind of back off.
So what's that a key frame at the end and drag it down and the motion blur will be gone unless the same thing let's try—I don’t know basic motion scale, okay. If I bring this line up you see my clips scales way up. Okay, if I put a few option clip if you key frames through here, okay. I want to bring this key frame up, bring this one down, I'll bring this one up, now it should scale up and scale down, scale up, scale down, scale up, scale down. You see he's not only is doing all these stuff it’s doing the edge feather and the time remapping and everything and it’s all being controlled from rat within my timeline and when I'm done I just close my clip key frames button, my toggle clip key frames button and I'm good to go.
It saves me from having to open up my viewer, go to my motion tab, as you can see this is a little bit more intimidating and confusing which is good way to watch you working go back over and look at your work and be more precise and you can see all the key frames that are laid out and everything that you done with laid out key frames and scale you can see right here up and down, we’ve laid up key frames and crop with the edge feather you can see up and down, up and down, motion blur, we've added our motion blur, key frames and we've added our time remap here.
And you can see all of these was took care of from doing right here in the timeline. That’s what I'm talking about guys. If you have any questions please get a hold of me I'll be more than happy to answer if I can. This is Erick from Final Cut Studio School saying thank you and we’ll see you next time.