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Chapter 4. Editing Source Clips > Still-Image Clip Windows

Still-Image Clip Windows

Still-image files always open in a separate clip window. Because these files consist of only one frame, they do not have the same controller as audio or video clips. Instead of choosing an in and out point for still images, you simply set a duration—the length of time you want the still image to display in the program. See Chapter 3 for details on setting the still-image default duration.

To set the duration of a still image:

1.
Double-click a still image.

Still-image clips always open in a separate clip window.

2.
In the clip window, click the Duration button (Figure 4.22).

Figure 4.22. In the still image's clip window, click the Duration button.


The Clip Duration dialog box appears.

3.
Enter a duration, and click OK (Figure 4.23).

Figure 4.23. Enter a duration in the Clip Duration dialog box.


The duration you set appears in the clip information when you select the clip in the Project window and when you add it to the timeline. At any time, you can change the duration of the still-image clip in the Project window or the instance of the clip in the timeline.

Tip

You may need to specify the way that Premiere treats the aspect ratio of a still image. See "Importing Still Images" and the sidebar "Aspect Ratios," in Chapter 3 for more information about how Premiere can interpret the dimensions of still images.


Entering Frame Values

Any duration number that you enter in Premiere has a threshold of 100. That is, numbers 99 and below are interpreted as frames. Numbers 100 and above are expressed in the units of the selected time display. In a project that uses a timecode display, for example, the number 99 is interpreted as 99 frames, or 3 seconds and 9 frames; the number 100 is interpreted as seconds and frames, or 1 second and 00 frames. When using a film time display numbers over 100 are interpreted as feet and frames. So in a 35mm display, 99 would be 99 frames, or 6 feet and 3 frames; 100 would be 1 foot and 00 frames.


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