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Aug 08,2019 • Filed to: Alternative • Proven solutions

How can I speed up a video in iMovie? Sometimes, you may want to speed up a video for special effects. So, of course you can speed up videos with iMovie. But there are some tips and tricks when using iMovie to speed up or slow down videos. This article will show you the way of how to speed up video in iMovie and its alternative.

Part 1. Best iMovie Alternative to Speed Up Videos on Mac (10.13 included) - Filmora Video Editor

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Filmora Video Editor is a very easy to use software program that you can have anytime to speed up video files on Mac (macOS 10.13 High Sierra included) and Windows. It has highly personalized features that will make editing very enjoyable and an experience to cherish forever. It has basic tools for editing that include rotation, cropping, merging, splitting and trimming which you can get the best out of. Other features to lookout for include video color correction, personalized texts watermark, green screen and scene detection.

Key Features of Filmora Video Editor:

  • It lets to easily import your video clips by using the drag & drop feature.
  • A wide range of text and titles to suit every occasion ( animated text is supported).
  • There are amazing features to style your videos, including face-off feature, motion elements, adding filters and adding another picture to your picture.
  • You have the option of choosing the best video format optimized for different devices.

How to Speed up a Video Using iMovie Alternative

If you have never used Filmora Video Editor before, don't worry because it is very easy to use and has very straightforward instructions for even beginners. Just follow the below simple tutorial to speed up video in Filmora Video Editor.

Step 1. Launch Filmora Video Editor and Import Videos

Download Filmora Video Editor and install it to your computer by following the on screen instruction. Once successful you should launch the program by double-clicking on it. And then go to the "Full Feature Mode" and click on the "Import Media" button to import your video file to the program.

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Step 2. Drag Videos to the Timeline

Now drag the video to the timeline for processing video editing.

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Step 3. Speed up Video

Right click on the video on the timeline, and then select the "Show Inspector" to open the video inspector. And then you can move the slider to change the speed of the video. You can speed up the video or slow down the video.

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Step 4. Export Video

When finished, click on the "Export" button to select your desired output format and export the video.

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Part 2. How to Speed Up Video Using iMovie

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You will have two main options for increasing the speed of your video clip using any version of iMovie. You can consider any of the two and it will not frustrate. Follow the below methods to speed up video in iMovie.

1. Use the Inspector- with this, you will be required to go directly to the project browser and then double-click on the video file that you want to edit. There will be a speed slider that pops up on the clip inspector which you will drag to the right for the speed of the clip to increase. Turning it left will make the video slower.

2. Use the Menu- in this option, you will start by selecting a video clip or clips on the project browser and then proceed to speed up.

Both options have their specific merits and demerits which you must consider before making the final choice on what to use.


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