14 Replies Latest reply: Jan 28, 2012 6:28 AM by andynick
Ian R. Brown Level 6 (18,615 points)

How would I speed up or slow down a video by an "unusual" amount such as  37%?


Or how do I retime   a clip fit a piece of music?

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  • Ian R. Brown Level 6 (18,615 points)

    Just discovered that it's simple.


    Open the Retime Editor and drag the right hand edge of the timing bar (above the clip) to the required percentage.

  • Andy Mees Level 6 (12,605 points)

    That is tho, a sadly crap way of havng to do it!  Hopefully that's one of the multitude of little things that wll be addressed in the coming update ... and IBC is around the corner, its as good a time as any for Apple to put out the first of those :-)

  • Ian R. Brown Level 6 (18,615 points)

    How crap Andy?


    Do you want to type in a percentage?


    P.S. Is crap a rude word?


    Questions, questions, questions . . . . . nothing but questions!

  • Andy Mees Level 6 (12,605 points)

    It's really crap Ian, it's THIS crap.


    And yes, I do want to be able to type in a percentage ... the current drag-it-out method is fine if you want to affect only one clip, but crap if you want to apply that same speed change to multiple clips. Crap, I tell you :-)

  • Ian R. Brown Level 6 (18,615 points)

    Big crap then!

  • jspence444 Level 1 (40 points)

    Unfortunately, this is no good when you have to retime to a specific amount to match something else. For example, to match with audio EXACTLY. The dragging approach is not exact enough and after a few seconds of playback, my audio is out of sync with my video. Why don't they let you type in a number?

  • 1 Open Loop Level 2 (350 points)

    Ian R. Brown wrote:


    P.S. Is crap a rude word?



    Warning: The following thread may not be suitable for all viewers. (readers?)


    I'm sure you will find people who would say crap is being rather rude. For me, it's a word you use when  you don't want to be profane and say the "s" word version of what you are referring to. I consider the "s" word to be very rude.


    I'm guessing you might be asking this, since it appears you are from the UK. Having worked with and for various English people I always found this topic to be somewhat humorous. Often times they would apologize for their use of words. As I'm sure you probably know, there are some words which are offensive in the UK that you could use in the US and most (who are not familiar with their use in the UK) would not know you were being profane.


    I came across a research paper done by ASA and the BBC. (Titled: Delete Expletives?) It was in a link on Wikipedia under profanity. The fourth highest ranked word (high in severity) was what I will call the "w" word. I was told this was a very bad word. The research papers appears to agree. Yet, you could probably use this word all day long here in the US and anyone who is not aware of it would probably think it was cute.


    My wife and I were watching Betty White's new show Hot in Cleveland where one of the British woman on the show actually used the "w" word. I doubt anyone was the least bit offended, unless they were aware of it's how it's used in the UK. I'm assuming the woman who used it thought it was somewhat of an inside joke knowing she could say it, since it's not considered profane here in the US. Although I don't believe the MPAA actaully publishes a list of what is profrane.


    I think it would be a good idea for UK emigration to hand out the list of words on page 9 of the report to any incoming visitors. Otherwise we'd be walking around saying Bullocks, thinking we were being very British. What's wrong with Bullocks anyway? She won an Academy Award for her role in The Blind Side. (nothing's wrong with Bullocks, unless you spell it differently)


    Bullocks is offensive?



  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,530 points)

    I think the Bullocks you're referring to is spelled with two Os, and pronounced slightly differently.


    To me the c word is as offensive as the s word. They're synonyms.

  • 1 Open Loop Level 2 (350 points)

    As always, you are correct. On both points.


    (amazing what you can learn here)

  • jspence444 Level 1 (40 points)

    Wow man thanks for hijacking the thread. The topic of discussion was Final Cut Pro and you turned it into a discussion about expletives.

  • jspence444 Level 1 (40 points)

    Hopefully they (Apple) will add this functionality into the next update.

    FCP 7 had it.

  • 1 Open Loop Level 2 (350 points)

    I apologize if it appears that I hijacked this thread. I was responding to a question posted in this thread.


    A question which was asked after the original poster's question was answered.


    Either way, I'm sorry to have followed things off topic.

  • Ian R. Brown Level 6 (18,615 points)

    No you didn't!


    I did by enquiring about the decency of "crap". The phrase "shooting crap" has always created the most amazing images in my mind, but that could be due to it traveling across the pond.


    Anyway, as it's my thread, who cares!

  • andynick Level 5 (4,925 points)

    The phrase "shooting crap" has always created the most amazing images in my mind, but that could be due to it traveling across the pond.

    Me too, Ian - the mind boggles!