How to Speed Up/Slow Down a Video on Mac/Windows

How to Speed Up/Slow Down a Video on Mac/Windows

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By Elva | Jun 15,2018 15:24 pm

What Is the Easiest Way to Speed Up or Slow Down a Video?

To speed up or slow down a video clip can help you to play a video in fast speed or slow motion. The biggest advantage of this effect is showcasing time lapse or even a long process in video editing. When used, it will either make the process faster or slower as per the needs of your viewers. But what is the easiest way to change the video speed? No worry! In this article, we will show you how to speed up video on Mac (10.13 High Sierra included) and Windows PC easily.

Best Solution to Speed Up/Slow Down Videos

Filmora Video Editor for Windows (or Filmora Video Editor for Mac) is a very easy to use video editing software that you can have to speed up or slow down videos. It has highly personalized features that will make editing very enjoyable and an experience to cherish forever. It also has other 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.

speed affect

Key Features of Filmora Video Editor:

  • Great-looking animated titles and text make your video more stunning and special.
  • Fully compatible with all commonly used video, audio and image formats from any device ( camcorders, smartphone cameras, and ordinary cameras).
  • Overlays and filters are specifically designed to make your video more outstanding.
  • Ability to export and share videos in a simple manner.

How to Speed Up/Slow Down a Video Using Filmora Video Editor

Filmora Video Editor is a good video editing software for slowing down and speeding up a video when editing. It is a very flexible as well as inclusive program so it will not give you hard time working with. See the full guide slowing down or speeding up a video with Filmora Video Editor:

Method 1. Add Speed Effect in "Full Feature Mode"

Step 1. After launch the video editor, you can choose the "Full Feature Mode" firstly. And import video clip that you want to edit to the program by clicking the "Import Media File Here" button.

choose mode

Step 2. To slow down or speed up video, you need to drag the video from the media library to the timeline.

drag video to timeline

Step 3. And then click on the edit icon in the column above the timeline to show the video editing options. In the edit menu, you can find the "Speed" option.

Now you can move the slide to change the video speed. Make sure you have chosen the best way to adjust your video clip speed and which you are comfortable with. In adjusting the speed, drag the icon appearing on the screen to the left or right but that will depend on where you are increasing or lowering speed. There is a manual way of adjusting the speed but it consumes a lot of energy and time.

speed up video

Method 2. Add Speed Effect in "Action Cam Tool"

Step 1. After launch the software, to change the speed of your video, you can also edit in the "Action Cam Tool" menu. Click the "Action Cam Tool" tab from the main windows, you are at the right place. Import your video firstly.

import your video

Step 2. Choose "Speed" menu from the left panel. Click on "Add Marker" button on the top. Nw you are allowd to slow down or speed up your video clip. After all is done, just click "Export" then "Create" to save the edited video.

add speed effect

With Filmora Video Editor, there is no excuse for you not to enjoy watching your video in the right speed. It is far better than the many alternatives in the market.


Top 5 Funniest Videos in Slow Motion or Fast Motion

If you have never seen a video on slow or fast motion, the following five will give you a close hint of how things look like.

#1: Dropping things in water

drop things in water

This video is in slow motion and it showcases things being dropped into water. The water then bubbles making it an interesting must-watch.


#2: Dropping phone into Coca Cola

slow down video

This is another video in slow motion that will interest your eyes. You will see an iPhone 5 being dropped into Coca Cola and then water. After that, it is grilled and peanut butter is put in it. At some point, fire is seen.


#3: Dog eating water

slow down dog eating water video

Yes, a dog can eat water as it's seen in this video. It is more like a re-enactment but you will enjoy watching the video in slow motion.


#4: Backflips on bike

backflips on bike

In this video, you will see a biker doing the backflips using a bike on hilly terrain. It might be terrifying but makes for some quality watch.


#5: Bonfires at night

bonfires at night

This video showcases some massive bonfires at night. You will be able to get full details because it is in slow motion so you will have time to study it keenly.

Write in the End

The solutions to slow down or speed videos in this article proved very useful and 100% working. Filmora Video Editor is definitely the leading video editing product on the market. If you like to edit funny videos, you can try it now


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