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Making a gif start and stop more than once?

Explorer ,
Aug 12, 2023 Aug 12, 2023

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For a video, I created a gif file.  The file has something moving the entire time.  Is there a way to have the gif moving, then stop for a specific amount of time in the video, then continue with the animation (using the same file that was put in the video, not another file), then stop again for a specific amount of time (etc), at specific times, without freezing the frame (which is the entire video as it is at that point, not just the gif)?  I am not after to freeze the entire video at the points where I do not want the gif to be moving, but just the gif itself.  

 

I have done a workaround with this with inserting a picture file of the still gif when I want it to be still, and then putting the cut animation where I want it to be moving again, but I was wondering if there was a way for it to be easier and just temporarily freeze the gif itself.

 

Or perhaps since gif files are not like picture files, they cannot be "frozen" to act like one, even if one cuts the gif to the part where they want.  Perhaps the cut part cannot be still for a certain amount of time (and not just drop out of the video)?

 

I hope that this is understandable.

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Aug 13, 2023 Aug 13, 2023

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In Expert Mode, place the gif on a spot in the timeline alone and do a frame grab of the desired frame(s) of the gif.

Then import the frame grab(s) and use them on the timeline and stretch to the desired length.

https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/using/freezing-holding-frames.html

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Aug 15, 2023 Aug 15, 2023

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I have tried this, but there are perhaps a few glitches that could be me being new to this.  I had cut the gif file to a still part where it was not moving to where I had wanted it, and had chosen the freeze frame option, then from that, the export option.  From there, I chose an option to put it in the video.

 

Certainly, the part of the still gif was in the video . . . at the very end of it, not where the cursor that shows the part where the video is shown on the screen at that moment was before the freeze frame option was chosen.  Also, although the background behind the gif was originally transparent, the background for the imported still part was black (not helpful, since for one thing, the gif has a black outline).  Also, for some reason, the imported still gif's black background did not even cover the entire region of the video itself- just a part of it.

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