Reversing your footage can be a helpful thing to know how to do. It’s a great way to create a rewind effect, or to match the direction of movement. In Premiere Pro, doing both of these things is quite simple. Today I show you how to reverse your footage in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
How to Reverse Your Footage in Adobe Premiere Pro CC
- Find a piece of footage you want to reverse. Drag it on to the timeline.
- Go down to effects and search for “transform”.
- Drag this on to the footage.
- Go into the effect controls, find the transform effect.
- Un-check “Uniform Scale”.
- Go to Scale Width and type in -100.
- You can also create this effect by using the “Horizontal Flip” effect on your footage.
Reverse the Speed
- Find the clip you want to reverse.
- Right click on the footage and go to “Speed and Duration”.
- Click on the “Reverse Speed” checkbox.
- Your footage will now be reversed.
Just like that your footage is reverse. This is a great technique to line up a bunch of different scenes together. If you have movement going from left to right, or right to left in a shot, but in another shot have the opposite, it can be jarring to your audience. A quick reversal however can line up the motion, and make everything feel perfect. If you have any questions or comments, go ahead and leave them in the comment section below.
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