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Old November 2nd, 2005, 01:20 PM   #1
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Freezing frame

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Can someone tell me how I can freeze the last frame of a moving shot, so it looks like the tilt stopped and the camera held on the last frame for a few seconds?

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Old November 2nd, 2005, 01:24 PM   #2
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Which editor are you using?
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 01:30 PM   #3
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Never mind.......just noticed the Vegas heading..........Never used it. Sorry.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 01:43 PM   #4
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Insert a velocity envelope. Change the velocity to 0% on that frame. If you double-click the envelope, it will add nodes. Add two nodes leaving the first at 100% and changing the second to 0%. How far apart the two are will determine the amount of time it takes to slow down. Take a look at Vol 1 #9 of my newsletter for the "Changing the Speed of a Clip" article.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 01:48 PM   #5
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Thank you, Edward. I'll check it out.

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Old November 2nd, 2005, 02:01 PM   #6
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Edward,

I tried the velocity envelope. I need to freeze the last frame for a few seconds, but keep the speed of the rest of the clip the way it is. I'm not clear on how to do that.

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Old November 2nd, 2005, 02:05 PM   #7
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You leave the speed of the rest of the clip at 100%. If you're saying you need to freeze something in the middle of a clip and then resume normal playback, that can be done as well:

100%................100%.0%....0%.100%......................

This would play the clip until the freeze frame, freeze it momentarily, and the resume to normal playback speed.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 02:41 PM   #8
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Sorry, I'm not quite getting it, Edward. It is the last frame of the clip that I want to freeze for a few seconds, but how do I get that last frame frozen while leaving all of the rest of the clip at 100%. I added one node at the beginning with 100% and one at the end with 0%, but that gradually slows the whole clip down. How do I change just the last frame to 0%?
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You add TWO at the end

100%................................100%.0%
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 03:36 PM   #10
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Thank you, Edward. I got it now. Actually, I had tried that before (adding two nodes at the end), but the freezing of the frame was not long enough. Then, playing around with it, I finally realized that it's the distance from the last node to the end of the take that determines the length of the freeze.

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Old November 2nd, 2005, 03:40 PM   #11
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Actually, once frozen it can be as long as you want. Just make the event longer and it will continue to be frozen on that one frame to the new end.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 05:34 PM   #12
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Ohhhhhhhhh. THAT'S cool! I didn't know that part, that after the final node you can stretch the clip and the frozen frame remains there. That makes it much easier. Thank you.
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