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Adobe Premiere Moving Filmstrip Effect

Learn how to create a Moving Filmstrip effect using Adobe Premiere.

It's easy to create a moving filmstrip within Adobe Premiere.

To do this, find at least six clips that are at least 3 seconds in length.

Highlight six clips within the project panel.

Hold down the command key to add additional clips to your selection.

Then, press the period key to add the selected clips to your sequence.

Next, drag a lasso around all your clips within the timeline window to select them.

Then right click on them and choose speed / duration from the contextual menu.

The speed /duration dialogue box will appear.

Click on this link icon to unlock the speed from the specified duration.

Now click on the option for ripple edit, shifting trailing clips.

Click just to the right where it says duration, and enter in a value of exactly 3:00, and then press the return key.

So now you should have 6 clips that are exactly three seconds in length.

A quick side note,  press the back slash key to fit your clip segments within the timeline window area.

Now, make sure only the first clip is selected within your sequence.

Then move the playhead indicator to front of the sequence.

Navigate to the top of the source window, and click on the effect controls tab.

Twirl down the disclosure triangle for the motion parameters.

Adjust the scale parameter to 50%

Then click on stop watch icon for the position parameter to create a keyframe.

Navigate over to the program monitor, and double click on the window.

Drag the picture off to the right edge of the visible picture area.

Then press the down arrow on your keyboard, and then the left arrow to back up one frame so the playhead indicator is at the end of the clip segment.
Now drag the picture off to the left side of visible picture area.

Navigate back to the sequence and right click on the first clip segment and choose copy from the contextual menu.

Select all the other clips within the sequence, and right click on them.

Choose paste attributes from the contextual menu.

So now, you should have six clips that move across the screen from right to left.

Move the playhead indicator forward exactly one second from the beginning of the sequence.

If you hold down the shift key while pressing the right arrow on your keyboard, the playhead indicator will move forward in 5 frames increments

Meaning if you have to press the arrow six times to advance exactly one second.

Move the incoming clip up a track and over, so it snaps to the head of the position indicator.

Move the position indicator forward another second, and repeat the process for the next clip segment.

Now, you can use the areas underneath the existing tracks eliminating the need to create additional video tracks.

Okay, check it out.

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