Adding a Dynamic Timewarp

Dynamic Timewarp, the more complex cousin of Linear Timewarp, was introduced in Liquid Edition version 5.5. Dynamic Timewarp is fully keyframable and you can use it to add a very professional look to your project by selecting at which point a clip should increase or decrease its speed.

However, using it is much more complex than using Linear Timewarp. As a result, you need to spend a great deal more time learning how it works.


  • Dynamic Timewarp doesn't support audio. Once the filter is applied, audio only plays when the clip is running at normal speed.

To add a Dynamic Timewarp filter


Click the Lib tab (or Library if you are a dual-screen user) in the Project Browser, open the Classic Clip FX folder, and drag the Timewarp Editor filter to the clip on the Timeline.


Right-click the black and purple spotted line that runs along the bottom of the clip and select Edit dynamic TimeWarp.

This brings up the complex-looking Dynamic Timewarp Editor (Figure 9.71).

Figure 9.71. The Dynamic Timewarp Editor.


  • There is nothing different here about working with Timewarp keyframes; the only variation is that by slowing down or speeding up a clip, you are adding frames to or subtracting frames from the overall length of the clip rather than visually altering the clip.

  • The two graphs on the right display motion (top) and speed (bottom). Most of the time you work with the bottom screen, but don't ignore the top one, because experimenting here uncovers more secrets.

  • Click the extended dialog arrow to make the Dynamic Timewarp Editor full screen (Figure 9.72).

    Figure 9.72. Dynamic Editor opened to full height using the extended dialog arrow.

Pinnacle Liquid Edition 6 for Windows
Pinnacle Liquid Edition 6 for Windows
ISBN: 0321269160
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 245
Authors: Paul Ekert © 2008-2017.
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