Reverse or rewind clips

In addition to changing the speed of a clip, you can also add directional effects:

  • Reverse: Reverses the order of frames in the clip, so that the last frame plays first.

  • Rewind: Appends a duplicate of the range selection or clip as a segment, rewinds the duplicated segment at 1x, 2x, or 4x speed, and then plays the original clip segment again in forward motion at normal speed.

Reverse a clip

  1. In the Timeline, select a clip or a group of clips whose contents you want to reverse.

  2. Choose Reverse Clip from the Retime pop-up menu in the toolbar.

    Retime pop-up menu in toolbar

    The green bar with arrows pointing to the left above the selection in the Timeline indicates that the clip is reversed.

  3. If you want to adjust the speed of the reversed clip, drag the retiming handle to the left to increase the speed or to the right to decrease it.

    Timeline showing retiming handle of reversed clip being dragged to adjust speed
  4. To see the reverse effect, play back the reversed clip or selection.

Rewind a range selection or clip

  1. In the Timeline, select a range, a whole clip, or a group of clips whose contents you want to rewind.

  2. Choose Rewind from the Retime pop-up menu in the toolbar (shown below), and choose a speed from the submenu.

    Retime pop-up menu in toolbar

    The selection is duplicated, added to the end of the original selection, and then reversed according to the speed choice. An additional duplicate of the Timeline selection follows the reversed section and plays back in forward motion at the selection’s original speed.

  3. If you want to adjust the speed of the rewound section or the sections that precede and follow the rewound section, drag the section’s retiming handle to the left to increase the speed or to the right to decrease it.

    Timeline showing retiming handle of rewound section of clip being dragged to adjust speed
  4. Play the clip back to review the rewind effect.