Velocity Envelope Workflow
I’m having a really hard time figuring out velocity envelopes.
I’m working on a motorcycle video and I’m wanting most of it at 10x speed, slow down for a portion, and then speed up to 4x or so.
I’ve done other videos where I use the ctrl+drag method to change speed.
It works exactly as I would expect, but it has no affordance to changing those speeds.
I have my timeline set up at 1x speed, markers are placed in key areas, etc…
I have a couple velocity anchors, where I want to change from 10x to 1x.
When I drag the beginning up to 10x, I see the little notches that say looping is happening.
You’ll notice that the play head is not where it was, before increasing the velocity before the play head.
It seems natural, to me, that nothing would change after the 1x point.
Instinctively, I drag the beginning of the clip to the right (to shrink the clip to the point where I want to go to 1x).
Unfortunately, it moves the envelope points and now 1x doesn’t start where I intend it to start.
Obviously, I’m just not understanding how this works.
I even tried slicing the clip at the 1x point and doing the velocity only on the first part.
Unfortunately, the same issue happened on the 10x – 1x fade (or whatever you would call that).
I did notice that I could pull the end of the clip to the left and it would snap at the notch.
But, when I slide it, the velocity envelope fade gets cut off (like it’s still all the way over at the right, where there’s no clip).
I’ve been watching YouTube tutorials and reading articles, but it just isn’t clicking.
Somebody, please explain how I should accomplish the task that I’m working on.