Smoothly Ramp Up or Speed Down Your Shots with the Timewarp Effect in Media Composer

By in Tutorial Thursday, Video Editing

Changing the speed of your shots can aesthetically juice up any cut. Avid Media Composer has a great tool in Timewarp to smoothly ramp up or down speed changes. This tutorial goes over some tips on how to use this fairly intuitive effect. It also shows how to do a custom user update to take advantage of another speed changing effect within the Motion Effect Editor.

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I've been editing on Avid since the mid '90s and worked in Los Angeles for many years on trailers, spots, commercials, magazine shows, and documentaries. I currently am teaching post at Santa Monica College and run a post facility at Flash Cuts.