5 SPEED, STUTTER, & REVERSE Video Intro Effects in Premiere Pro

MAKE YOUR MUSIC STUTTER, POP, AND JITTER ALONG WITH MUSIC! | Check out and follow along as we use time remapping, multiple clips and more to create some cool and trendy travel vlog style effects.

In this Premiere Pro video editing tutorial, we will breakdown using time remapping, creating a reverse stutter effect, a high-speed stutter effect, a duplicate jump cut effect, and a cool trick for slowing down footage to create slomo footage even if you only shot your video in 24fps or 30fps. Thanks for watching!

Tags: edit video to music Premiere, editing video Premiere, how to, match video and music Premiere, stutter effect Premiere, reverse video Premiere, jump cut Premiere, jump cut video editing, how to jump cut, slomo video effect, slomo premiere, slow motion premiere, optical flow premiere, optical flow, travel vlogging, travel vlog effect, video intro, video intro editing premiere, intro effect tutorial, premiere tutorial, premiere tutorials, PREM

Site Exclusive Tutorial Recording Notes:

Disclaimer: these are the actual notes I used to record this video and are written in a language you may or may not understand. Hopefully, you find them useful or cool.

  1. Time Remapping
    • Time Remapping by right clicking the “fx” icon and choosing it.
    • Cmd/Ctrl click to add a keyframe. Add a second keyframe.
    • Drag the line up or down to speed up/slow down footage.
    • Click and split either keyframe to “fade” the speed change in/out
    • Hover over the handle and drag middle of keyframe to adjust exact positioning of keyframes
  2. Reverse Stutter Effect
    • Move playhead to where the reverse stutter will take place and use the Razor tool to cut the clip there
    • Hold down shift and tap left arrow key 2x
    • Use the Razor tool to zip the cut there as well
    • Move longer clip down the timeline or delete it altogether
    • Hold down Alt/Opt and drag 2x copies of the newly cut clip and line them all up.
    • Select the middle clip and right click and choose Speed/Duration
    • Tick on “Reverse Speed”
    • Drag out the last clip to bring back all that extra video we deleted.
  3. High-Speed Stutter Effect
    • Delete the clips we just clipped and reversed and drag out the length of the original clip to restore
    • Move playhead to where you want the stutter reverse to happen and use the Razor to snip the clip there.
    • Hold down Shift and tap the left arrow key 14x and snip the clip there as well.
    • Duplicate the clip 1x
    • NOTE: We may have to reset the speed with the time remapping line. Duplicate that clip 1x more time once we’ve reset the time remapping
    • Select the center clip and right click and choose Speed/Duration and  tick on “Reverse Speed”
    • Next, use the Rate Stretch Tool to compress the clip so it speeds up and ends on beat with the music. (Ideally we’d like about around 500% speed for a great effect.)
    • Drag the third clip over so it aligns with the reversed and sped up clip for the finished effect.
    • Add an animated directional blur that peaks at the middle of the sped up, reversed clip for an extra layer of effect.
  4. Duplicated cut stutter effect
    • Find beats in the music. The more repetitive, the better.
    • Use the Razor tool to snip the clip at the two sound peaks between beats hitting.
    • Take the video on the right side and drag it down the timeline a little bit.
    • Select the clip that we snipped with the Razor tool and Alt/Opt click to drag out as many copies as we have repeats of the beat. Use the Rate Stretch tool if we need to speed up or slow down bits of the clip.
  5. Slow Footage Down and Smooth with Optical Flow
    • The magic of this effect is that you can “stretch” even 24fps or 30fps video to slomo with pretty good results. (60fps, 96fps, 120fps, 240fps, etc… would be the best way to shoot a clip for slomo, but sometimes you don’t have that option.)
    • Move playhead to where you’d like the clip to slow down.
    • Use the Razor tool and snip the clip there.
    • Drag the playhead down the timeline a little bit and make a second cut there.
    • This piece of footage is what we’ll slow down.
    • Drag the extra piece of footage that comes after the bit we’ll slow down a little bit down the timeline to give us space to work.
    • Use the Rate Stretch Tool to stretch the cut footage out and have it land on beat with your music. The max I’ll typically stretch any 24fps or 30fps clips is until it’s at about 40% speed.
    • Right click that slowed clip and choose Speed/Duration and change the Time Interpolation to Optical Flow
    • Set an In and Out point around the slowed bit and choose to render the In to Out and change your preview to a full preview in terms of quality.
    • Check out the finished effect. BOOM.