How do I loop a video in Premiere Pro?

Answered by Willie Powers

To loop a video in Premiere Pro, you can follow these steps:

1. Open Premiere Pro and import the video clip you want to loop into your project.

2. Drag and drop the video clip onto the timeline.

3. Right-click on the video clip in the timeline and select “Copy” or press “Ctrl+C” (or “Cmd+C” on a Mac) to duplicate the clip.

4. Place the duplicated clip directly after the original clip on the timeline.

5. Right-click on the duplicated clip and choose “Speed/Duration” from the context menu.

6. In the Speed/Duration dialogue box that appears, you will see a checkbox labeled “Reverse.” Check this box.

7. Click on the “OK” button to apply the changes.

By reversing the duplicated clip, it will play backwards, creating a seamless loop when played after the original clip. This loop will continue indefinitely until you stop the playback.

It’s worth noting that this technique works best with clips that have no audio or where reversing the video doesn’t affect the overall viewing experience. If your video has audio, you may need to detach the audio from the original clip before duplicating and reversing it. This can be done by right-clicking on the clip and selecting “Unlink Audio and Video.” Then, you can follow the steps above to create the loop.

Additionally, if you want to create a loop with a specific duration rather than an indefinite loop, you can adjust the duration of the duplicated clip in the Speed/Duration dialogue box. Simply enter the desired duration in the “Duration” field and click “OK.”

Looping a video in Premiere Pro is a simple process that involves duplicating and reversing the clip. This technique can be useful for creating seamless loops in various video projects, such as music videos, animations, or social media content.