Using the Rate Stretch tool to get more use out of the PIP method

So for my blog post I combined the knowledge of two little tricks that we’ve learned to create one trick that may be useful in our video undocumentaries. Have you ever seen a logo at the bottom right corner of a TV show or an otherwise constant symbol on a video? That can be done easily in Adobe Premiere Pro using the methods I just mentioned. Also, you could censor certain parts of your video using this method.

First, have your video sequence loaded and ready to add your logo image to the video. Import your .JPEG or other image file to Premiere. Then, drag that image from your project files (box on lower left of screen) to your timeline on the right.

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Your image will only be shown for the amount of time its box spans in the timeline, so you can use the Rate Stretch tool to extend this time. Since the .JPEG image doesn’t move or have a speed, it won’t be distorted by the stretch.

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After you do this (or before, whichever you prefer) make sure to use the upper right window to size and position your logo image. Double click the image and use the white box to drag your image to the preferred size, then click in the center image to drag to your preferred location in the video.

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In order to do this to censor something in your video, simply follow all of the instructions used for the logo, but use a black bar or something of the sort as your image. Here’s an example:
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