This is a very simple question. I just don't remember how to do this in AVID. I know in final cut pro, to change the speed, you just select the clip and change the speed. But I can't remember what to do in AVID. I tried Speed Bump and Speed Boost but it doesn't allow me to select which areas I want the effect to happen. Or does it? I know I'm gonna feel silly when I'm reminded what to do.
I'm at home, so I don't have the software in front of me, but I'll point you to the right terminology and you can use the help files. The effect you are looking for is Time Warp in the effects palette. If you search out "Time Warp" you should be able to find everything you need to know.
M. Scott Cole
Senior Post Production Editor
CBS News, NYC
Ah, yes. Time Warp. Thank you. Can this effect be adjusted? It seems as though I drag and drop this onto the clip and it will adjust the speed for a very short period of time in the middle of the clip. Where do I make the changes that I want?
Hmmm, when I applied the Timewarp effect, and then opened the effect editor, there was nothing in the effect editor. And my timeline-line is over the clip with the effect on it. Does it matter if its rendered or not to adjust it?
Well, without going the TIMEWARP route, you load it into the Source monitor, choose IN and OUT points, then do a SPEED EFFECT. Might have to map that option to your keyboard or window layout. Choose the speed you want, and then Avid makes new media with the footage at that speed.
Using the TIMEWARP EFFECT, you have to expand the SPEED window, and adjust the percentage from 100, to whatever. Keyframe it for the cool slow from normal speed to slow motion effect.