Video Control Board

Final Cut Pro X

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retime

With retime you can create fast-motion or slow-motion effects. You can also reverse a clip, rewind a segment of a clip, apply variable speed effects (also called speed ramping) to a clip selection, and create instant replays

manual speed

  • Select a range, a whole clip, or a group of clips whose speed you want to change

  • Click the Retime pop-up menu below the viewer

  • Choose Show Retime Editor (Command + R)

  • Drag the retiming handle

Apply a speed change without rippling 

  • Click the Retime pop-up menu below the viewer and choose Custom

  • Select a direction (Forward or Reverse), deselect the Ripple checkbox, then type a 
    percentage in the Rate field

  • Press Return

Create variable speed effects

You can create variable speed effects in which the playback speed of a clip changes dynamically

  • Select either a range within a clip or a whole clip to which you want to apply a speed ramp effect

  • Click the Retime pop-up menu

  • Choose Speed Ramp > from 0%

 

Reverse clips

Reverse: Reverses the order of frames in the clip, so that the last frame plays first.

  • Select a clip or a group of clips whose contents you want to reverse

  • Click the Retime pop-up menu, choose Reverse Clip. Green bar with arrows pointing to the left above the selection in the timeline indicates that the clip is reversed

  • Dragging to the left increases the speed, and dragging to the right decreases it

rewind clips

Appends a duplicate of a range selection or clip as a segment, rewinds the duplicated segment at 1x, 2x, or 4x speed, and then plays the original clip segment again in forward motion at normal speed.

  • Select a clip or a group of clips whose contents you want to reverse

  • Click the Retime pop-up menu, choose Rewind, then choose a speed from the submenu

  • Drag the section’s retiming handle to adjust the speed

instant replays

  • Select a range or a whole clip

  • Click the Retime pop-up menu, choose Instant Replay, and choose a clip speed from the submenu

  • Drag its retiming handle to adjust the speed of the instant replay

hold segments

You can hold on a particular frame to create a still image, temporarily stopping the action onscreen. By default, a hold segment is added as a 2-second still frame. 

  • Place the skimmer or playhead to that frame where you want to create a hold

  • Click the Retime pop-up menu, choose Hold (or press Shift + H).

  • Drag the segment’s retiming handle o adjust the duration of the hold segment

 

       

Keyboard shortcuts

  • Command + R - Retiming

  • Shift + H - Hold