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How to Reverse Footage in Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2017)

Learn to Reverse Footage in Adobe Premiere Pro CC!

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

Reverse Left-to-Right

  1. Find a piece of footage you want to reverse. Drag it on to the timeline.
  2. Go down to effects and search for “transform”.
  3. Drag this on to the footage.
  4. Go into the effect controls, find the transform effect.
  5. Un-check “Uniform Scale”.
  6. Go to Scale Width and type in -100.
  7. You can also create this effect by using the “Horizontal Flip” effect on your footage.

Reverse the Speed

  1. Find the clip you want to reverse.
  2. Right click on the footage and go to “Speed and Duration”.
  3. Click on the “Reverse Speed” checkbox.
  4. 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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