Adobe has added a new panel in Premiere Rush called Speed, which allows users to manipulate the speed of their footage while maintaining control over the audio pitch, range, ramp speed and duration of the edited clip. Adobe’s Premiere Rush teams say speed control has been the most requested feature by users.
Basic speed adjustments: A clip’s speed is displayed as a percentage value, with 100% being realtime. Values below 100% result in slow motion, and values above 100% create fast motion. To adjust the speed, users simply open the speed panel, select “Range Speed” and drag the slider. Or they can tap on the speed percentage next to the slider and enter a specific value.
Speed ranges: Speed ranges allow users to adjust the speed within a specific section of a clip. To create a range, users drag the blue handles on the clip in the timeline or in the speed panel under “Range.” The speed outside the range is 100%, while speed inside the range is adjustable.
Ramping: Rush’s adjustable speed ramps make it possible to progressively speed up or slow down into or out of a range. Ramping helps smooth out speed changes that might otherwise seem jarring.
Duration adjustments: For precise control, users can manually set a clip’s duration. After setting the duration, Rush will do the math and adjust the clip speed to the appropriate value — a feature that is especially useful for time lapses.
Maintain Pitch: Typically, speeding up footage will raise the audio’s pitch (think mouse voice), while slowing down footage will lower it (think deep robot voice). Maintain Pitch in the speed panel takes care of the problem by preserving the original pitch of the audio at any speed.
As with everything in Rush, speed adjustments will transfer seamlessly when opening a Rush project in Premiere Pro.