July 29, 2018
Learn a few speed ramping techniques so you can make your videos more dynamic.
Even if you don’t know what speed ramping is, you’ve definitely seen it in countless videos. All those moments when, I don’t know, a snowboarder approaches the top of a halfpipe at full speed and then all of a sudden, boom, time slows way down so you can see their body flipping and twirling and corkscrewing gracefully in midair. Yeah, that’s speed ramping, or time remapping, when you speed up and slow down a clip.
If you’re a new editor, you might be wondering how to create such an effect in post, and while it’s not incredibly difficult, there are a few things you should know before you give it a try. In this tutorial from Pond5, you’ll learn the basics of speed ramping in Adobe Premiere Pro so you can pull it off successfully in your next project.
While the tutorial provides plenty of information on how to create a speed ramp in post, there are several things you should keep in mind before you ever get to that final stage of production, namely how to shoot footage to which you’ll want to apply the effect.