How do I apply the speed effect?

I'm really clueless about this. I've found this "speed" thing in the temporal file, but i've got NO idea how to use it.

I'm mainly wanting to use this for slow motion but making things faster wil help as well, thanks!

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  • VuSu
    VuSu Posts: 3

    Oh, and just to clarify, i'm using Hitfilm 3 Express, the free one.

  • Triem23
    Triem23 Posts: 20,288 Power User

    Check out this thread, which covers two ways of changing speed. This discussion started in Hitfilm 2 Ultimate, but everything is the same in Hitfilm 3 Express. 

    https://hitfilm.com/forum/discussion/4088/slow-motion/p1

    I'm just not feeling up to typing out tge full explanation at 530 am. 

  • VuSu
    VuSu Posts: 3
    edited February 2016

    Thanks, but I don't see this "value" tab that has numbers on it. All I see is that thingy where you drag that point in the middle to either the left, or the right. STill confused ;_:

  • StormyKnight
    StormyKnight Posts: 2,618 Ambassador
    edited February 2016

    @VuSu - If you left click on the number to the right of the slider you can enter any value you want from -20 to 20. You can also left click and hold over the number and move the mouse left or right to change the value. There is no value tab per se. Just remember the control is very touchy so if you want the video 50% slower enter .50 in the number area. 1.00 is the default setting and 0 stops the vid altogether. A setting below 0 ends up playing the video backwards.

  • Palacono
    Palacono Posts: 3,414 Enthusiast
    edited February 2016

    I just tried to use it for the first time and it's not intuitive, even when you follow the multiple explanations of making a composite first, then applying the speed to the composite to avoid getting black bits at the end of your video, or whatever.

    Aside from that, I'd bet you'd get fewer questions about it if the Effect used 100% for normal speed instead of 1.

  • StormyKnight
    StormyKnight Posts: 2,618 Ambassador

    @Palacono - Yeah, there's definitely a learning curve on this effect. I don't mind the black sections as I've worked around them by exporting the video and bringing it back in to do any trimming. But something like: -100% to 0 to 100% might make it a little easier to understand. There's only so much you can speed up or slow down a video before it becomes ridiculously unusable.

  • Triem23
    Triem23 Posts: 20,288 Power User

    @StormyKnight @Palacono hence the new Rate Stretch tool in 4 Pro, yes? 

  • NormanPCN
    NormanPCN Posts: 4,373 Expert

    @Triem23 ...maybe. 

    No keyframes and thus no speed ramping with rate stretch. Also, rate stretch and Speed will not mix or play nicely with each other. Last time I tested. Speed does frame blends, even speed > 1.0. Rate stretch never seems to frame blend. They both need options to be visually compatible with each other.

  • Triem23
    Triem23 Posts: 20,288 Power User

    For crying out loud, I am jusr going to do a damn tutorial. I know we're all tired of typing up directions for Speed.