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Step 7: Getting the Object to Move Again

If you play back the Timeline now, you'll see the object travel through the air and freeze on command. Then a disjointed jump in the action will occur, and the ball will vanish at the end of the Freeze Frame. This issue needs to be corrected by adding a cropped version of the video at the end of the Freeze Frame to maintain the illusion that the ball froze before moving on. You'll make this change by duplicating the original clip, altering its duration, adding it to the Timeline, and then applying the crop effect again.

Task: To complete the enchanted object effect, follow these steps:

  1. If it isn't already displayed, click the Edit tab to display the Edit Workspace. Then click the Project button to display the Media view.
  2. Right-click your action clip in the Media view (not the .bmp Freeze Frame) and select Duplicate from the contextual menu (see Figure 29).
  3. Double-click the Duplicate clip (with the prefix copy) to open it in the Preview box (see Figure 30).
  4. Note on the Timeline the CTI position for the start of the Freeze Frame clip (the first marker point)—in this case, 00:00:01:23 (see Figure 31). Write down that number.
  5. Inside the Preview box, in the number column on the left (see Figure 32), enter the number you just wrote down.
  6. Click the Set In button to set the start of this clip to the CTI point you just specified (see Figure 33). Then close the Preview box.
  7. Drag-and-drop the duplicate copy from the Media view to the Freeze_Frame track on the Timeline (see Figure 34).
  8. Click the Freeze Frame clip on the Timeline to select it. Then click the Properties button to open the Properties view for this clip (see Figure 35).
  9. Right-click the Crop name header in the Properties view and select Copy from the contextual menu (see Figure 36).
  10. Click the duplicate copy of your video on the Freeze Frame track on the Timeline to select it. This action should display the Properties view for this clip (see Figure 37).
  11. Right-click inside this area and select Paste from the contextual menu (see Figure 38). The Crop effect will now be applied to the video clip on the Freeze Frame track, using the same values you applied to the Freeze Frame clip.
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