To import an image sequence
Referring to the main menu, go to File > Import. An “Import File” dialogue box will then open.
Look at the folder where the Image Sequence is located (properly situated in the Scratch Disk), click on the first image in the sequence. When you’ve selected it, look down to the lower part of the Import Window to “Numbered Stills” and activate the check box.
Then, press Open.
After importing the sequence, you’ll have to adjust the frame rate and “interpret” the footage. To do so, locate the image sequence in Premiere’s Project Window, right-click on the icon and choose Modify > Interpret Footage.
From the Modify Clip window, under Frame Rate, choose “Assume this frame rate” and enter 24 or 12 fps.
To import a single still image
Go to File > Import and “look in” a folder location to locate the image (e.g., Scratch Disk / Your project folder / Images). Click on the file name and then press Open. From the Import Layered File dialogue box, select the following:
- Import As: Footage
- Layer Options: Choose “Merged Layers”
Press OK. Premiere will then add the image to your Project Window. You can then drag the image onto Timeline.
To change the duration of still images before you import them
As you are generally used to working with double-frame animation, you might want to import image files in Premiere as double-frame images. To do this, refer to the main menu and go to Edit > Preferences > General. Under Still Image Default Duration, enter [ 2 ] frames as the default still duration, and then press OK. Whenever you choose to import images in the future, you can change the default duration to whatever amount of frames you wish.
To change the duration of images & movies in the Timeline
The simplest way to change the duration of a image is to select the clip/image in the Timline and then and right click on the file and choose Speed/Duration. Choose duration and type in a new value (such as “00;03;00″) and then press OK.
You can also do this by left-clicking on the right- or left-hand edge of the file. These are also known In-Point and Out-Point of the file. While holding down the mouse button, drag the edge of the clip to the left or right. This will either expand or contract the length/duration of the clip.