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How to reverse keyframes

Engaged ,
Jan 27, 2017

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Is there a way when selecting all keyframes in Premiere, to reverse order?

I made a few animation presets to be added onto the beginning of a clip and placed them in the preset bin. It would be great to have an option to reverse for the same preset but have it outgoing.

I figured it out. Jeff Bellune had the correct answer but requires one more step.

In my case I had animated keyframes and saved them as a preset.

1. Add a clip that is one second in length to a sequence. (You may have to subclip). This is just a dummy clip

2. Apply the preset so that the length of the animation is spanning the clip.

3. Reverse the clip and it will reverse the keyframes.

4. But now you can either copy and paste or create a preset and apply to your original clip.

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How to reverse keyframes

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Is there a way when selecting all keyframes in Premiere, to reverse order?

I made a few animation presets to be added onto the beginning of a clip and placed them in the preset bin. It would be great to have an option to reverse for the same preset but have it outgoing.

I figured it out. Jeff Bellune had the correct answer but requires one more step.

In my case I had animated keyframes and saved them as a preset.

1. Add a clip that is one second in length to a sequence. (You may have to subclip). This is just a dummy clip

2. Apply the preset so that the length of the animation is spanning the clip.

3. Reverse the clip and it will reverse the keyframes.

4. But now you can either copy and paste or create a preset and apply to your original clip.

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LEGEND ,
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I'm not aware of any such capability.  You'd need to manually create the outro preset as well.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 28, 2017

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If all you want is an exact reverse of the animation, then all you need to do is add a copy of the normal animation to your timeline, right-click the clip and choose Speed/Duration.  Check the Reverse Speed option.

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That would reverse the video as well, not just the animation.

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If the animation is something with an alpha channel and overlays the base video, then all will be well.

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The animation is not a video file, it's just a saved Preset of keyframes.

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Unfortunately, PR doesn't have "Time Reverse Keyframes" like AE does.

You may have already discovered this: you can re-order the keyframes by clicking and dragging each one from right to left; however, it must be done one keyframe at a time (it's pretty tedious).  Also, if the parameter that you're animating uses Spatial Interpolation, changing the time position of the keyframe to an earlier frame is likely to result in a different spatial result.  For example, if you're animating Position along a curved path, reversing the keyframes in this manner will result in a different curve between keyframes.

This would make a great feature request for PR.

For what it's worth, you can find this feature in AE under Animation > Keyframe Assistant > Time Reverse Keyframes (use it after selecting the keyframes to be reversed).

-Warren

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Engaged ,
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I figured it out. Jeff Bellune had the correct answer but requires one more step.

In my case I had animated keyframes and saved them as a preset.

1. Add a clip that is one second in length to a sequence. (You may have to subclip). This is just a dummy clip

2. Apply the preset so that the length of the animation is spanning the clip.

3. Reverse the clip and it will reverse the keyframes.

4. But now you can either copy and paste or create a preset and apply to your original clip.

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Thanks, worked for me. But applying these reversed keyframes from the reversed clip would not be applicable to a nested sequence or, I think, any element that is nonreversible.

Time reversing keyframes would be a really great update for PR!

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I just Nest the keyframed clip, and then "Speed/Duration... Reverse Speed".

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