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Premiere Pro: Is there a way to "lock" keyframes to a clip

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Apr 27, 2019

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Hello everybody!

I have a problem with the keyframes in Premiere Pro: I've created a text box, and the text in it should fade in and out. This works perfectly fine.

Now I want to use the same text several times, but with different durations. If I now change the length of the copied text field, the keyframes stick to that certain location where I've put them in the original clip, they don't move together with the clip.

Example: Assume the text box has a duratoin of 5 seconds, at the end the text fades out. Now I drag the text field to 8 seconds, but the keyframes for the fade-out remain at 5 seconds and the text still fades out there.

Is there a way to "lock" the keyframes to a clip or text box in such a way that they always move with it, no matter how you drag/shorten the text box?

Thanks for your help.

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Premiere Pro: Is there a way to "lock" keyframes to a clip

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Hello everybody!

I have a problem with the keyframes in Premiere Pro: I've created a text box, and the text in it should fade in and out. This works perfectly fine.

Now I want to use the same text several times, but with different durations. If I now change the length of the copied text field, the keyframes stick to that certain location where I've put them in the original clip, they don't move together with the clip.

Example: Assume the text box has a duratoin of 5 seconds, at the end the text fades out. Now I drag the text field to 8 seconds, but the keyframes for the fade-out remain at 5 seconds and the text still fades out there.

Is there a way to "lock" the keyframes to a clip or text box in such a way that they always move with it, no matter how you drag/shorten the text box?

Thanks for your help.

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Apr 27, 2019

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You have 3 options for this.

1. Transitions: Instead of opacity keyframes, add cross-dissolve transitions to the start and end of the clip, now when you stretch your text they will stay the same length.

2. Preset: Once you're done animating your fade with keyframes, right click the opacity effect and "Save Preset". Under settings choose "Scale". Now when you apply your preset to a new clip, it will scale the keyframes to the duration of the clip.

3. Essential Graphics Templates: You can basically set up protected in/out regions on text templates. Premiere Gal has a good tutorial on this.

Hope that helps.

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you have to just redo the keyframes.

if you stretch out the clip to new duration ( or shorten) then your preference for that transition also changes. What was a keyframe for one clip duration is NOT going to work for your adjusted clip duration unless you are blind and can't see the effect it has on your overall edit and timing and pace and so on.

what's the big deal ? just scrub through the stuff and move the keyframes to suit you.

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Alt drag text box from the timeline into a in depended text box on the timeline.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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As you have discovered, keyframes do not change when the clip that hosts them has a duration change.

The easiest way to do what you want is to build your graphic with Essential Graphics and use the "Responsive Design -Time" feature of Essential Graphics:

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which will let you set Intro and Outro durations that will remain constant even when the overall duration of the clip changes.

MtD

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I found this link helpful. before watching this I didn't know about the responsive design-text feature in Premiere pro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si3xljs7GYI

Learn how to make shapes respond to title size and text using Adobe Premiere Pro CC's Essential Graphics Panel. Get ⭐10% off EditorsKeys audio and video prod...

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