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 | Mar 15,2018 17:55 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 a video on Mac (10.13 High Sierra included) and Windows PC easily.

Best Solution to Speed Up/Slow Down Videos on Mac (macOS High Sierra)

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Filmora Video Editor for Mac (or Filmora Video Editor for Windows) 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.

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 on Mac 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 speeding up or slowing down a video with Filmora Video Editor:

Step 1. After launch the video editor, go to the "Full Feature Mode". And then import video clip that you want to edit to the program by clicking the "Import Media" button.

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Step 2. To edit the video, you need to drag the video from the media library to the timeline.

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Step 3. And then right click on the video to select the "Show Inspector" option to show the video editing options.

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Step 4. 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.

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Step 5. After all is done, just click "Export" then "Create" to save the edited video.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


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