Freeze frame or frame hold is a dramatic video editing technique that makes a moving frame of a video stop to draw viewers' attention. It's widely used for showing the detailed sequence of a fast-moving subject or for a tutorial video or often serves as the closing credits in filmmaking.
Though looked pretty professional, creating a freeze frame effect in videos is much easier than you thought. In this post, we will walk you through how to easily create a freeze frame video or freeze frame effect in your videos using a versatile online video maker, Premiere Pro, and CapCut on your phone.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
Also, read how to create fast forward effect in videos.
How to Create Freeze Frame Videos by FlexClip Online
Well, if you don’t have a video editor that allows you to create a freeze frame effect in videos, then one of the easiest solutions is to use an easy-to-use online video maker. In this case, the user-friendly and feature-rich FlexClip AI video maker deserves to be one of your go-to choices to create dramatic freeze frame videos.
Effortlessly create freeze frame videos by FlexClip online.
Export a video frame to create freeze frame effects by FlexClip online.
Seamlessly convert text to realistic AI voices by FlexClip online.
Upload your video assets to FlexClip.
Click the plus sign to add your video to the intuitive timeline > move the playhead to where you want to freeze frame the video > right-click on the video > select Export Frame > the freeze frame image will be saved to your computer.
Upload your video assets to FlexClip.
Next, don't move the playhead and use the Split tool to split the video to make a gap for the freeze frame moment.
Split the video to make a gap for the freeze frame video moment.
Import the freeze frame image > drag it between two clips> drag one end of the freeze frame image to control its duration.
Place the freeze frame image between two clips and adjust the duration of the freeze frame effect.
Besides, by fault, the Zoom in effect will be applied to your freeze frame. You can click the Animation to set it to none if you don’t need it.
Set the default zoom-in effect of the freeze frame image to none.
Click the Text tab > scroll down to Callout Titles > select an ideal call-out title to provide additional information to the freeze frame moment.
Add callout titles to provide additional information to the freeze frame moment.
You can easily animate the text animations with styles, such as typewriter, cinematic glitter, neon, blur, fade, etc., or customize the text font, color, size, color, and opacity of text background fill, and trim the duration of text animations, or even convert the text to realistic AI voices.
Easily stylize and customize text animations or even convert text to realistic AI voices.
What’s more, you can use animated arrows, hilarious GIPHY stickers, and animated illustrations to spice up your freeze frame video as well. Just take your time to explore.
Use funny GIPHY stickers and other animated elements to spice up your freeze frame video.
Next, hit the Audio tab, where you can select from 74,000+ royalty-free music tracks and sound effects for your use. In the Sound Effects tab, you can search for “whoosh”, “whip”, and “pop” sound effects when the freeze frame effect takes place or for the text reveal. And add a piece of upbeat music to create the vibes for your freeze frame video.
Add royalty-free music and sound effects to bring freeze frame video to life.
Done with the editing. You can download the 1080P freeze frame video to your computer or directly share it to YouTube, Google Drive, One Drive, Dropbox, or even TikTok; a clickable link is also available for your blog posts, newsletters, or other repurposings.
Easily share and repurpose your freeze frame video.
How to Create Frame Frame Video Effect in Premiere Pro
To freeze a frame in a video, Adobe Premiere Pro offers us 3 ways to achieve the different freeze frame video effects.
How to freeze frame a video in Premiere Pro in 3 different ways.
Option 1: Use " Insert Frame Hold Segment"
Right-click on the clip and select "Insert Frame Hold Segment". Then Premiere Pro will add a 2 secs freeze frame to the clips. You can move the second clip away for more room and extend the freeze frame to the length you want. Check how to slow down a video in Premiere Pro.
Option 2: Use "Add Frame Hold"
Right-click on the clip and select "Add Frame Hold". This option will cut this frame into two and the second part of the clip becomes a frame hold or static frame. It is useful for making closing credits or staff rolls at the end of a video or film.
Option 3: Use "Export Frame"
Scrub through the playhead and find the perfect place for making a freeze frame. Then left-click "Export Frame" or use the keyboard shortcut "Shift-E". Premiere Pro will export a simple frame as JPG/PNG and add it to your project. Then you can drag this screenshot over your clips to blend it into the clips as a freeze frame video. You can add a caption, sound effects, or arrows to catch viewers' attention. That's it, nice and simple.
However, there is a prerequisite for freezing a sequence of continuous movements:
How to freeze frame a sequence of a moving subject using Premiere Pro.
Select the second layer of the track and move to the "Video Effects" control panel and change the "Blend Mode" in Opacity option to "Darken". Then do the same for the rest of the video tracks.
How to Create Freeze Frame Videos on Your Phone
If you want to freeze frame a video on TikTok on your phone, a free and powerful app you may use is CapCut, developed by ByteDance, the same company that owns TikTok. CapCut is available to both iPhone and Android users in App Store or Google Play Store.
Open Capcut > tap “New Project” > import the footage from your camera roll or photo album on the timeline of CapCut.
Import clips to CapCut
Move the clip till the playhead stays at the frame you wish to freeze > tap the “Edit” button > move the editing slider to the right and tap “Freeze”. Then CapCut will insert a 3-sec still image between two clips. The freeze frame effect is created. You may also trim the slider of the freeze frame to decide its duration. Or add texts and other video effects.
Create freeze frame effects by CapCut
Finally, you can select video resolution (480P-4K) and FPS (24-60FPS) to export the video. And directly post freeze frame video on TikTok.
Now, It's Your Move
So, now we're sure you know how to freeze frame a video online, on PC, and phone yourself. If you find this post helpful or have better solutions, don't forget to share it and leave your comments on our Facebook or Twitter. So, let's start creating your first freeze frame video by FlexClip or Premiere Pro now.