How to Speed Up or Slow Down a Video?

Thu. 28 Oct. 2021 1758 4 min

Have you ever had such a problem? In the online course video, the tutor speaks very well, but the speed is too slow, and you seem to want to fall asleep. Or maybe it's a video of a meeting, and it's very long and at last it's still the same argument. 

This is when you can use our Video acceleration to help you save a lot of time. Video acceleration in Filmage Screen includes 1.5x and 2.0x, allowing you to save a lot of time while understanding the content in video at the same time. Read this article and we will show you the benefits of speed up and slow down in video and the operation in Filmage Screen.

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1. What's the speed up or slow down effect in video?

2. The benefits of speed up or slow down in video

3. How to use speed up or slow down in Filmage Screen?

4. How to use speed up or slow down in other softwares?

1. What's the speed up or slow down effect in video?

Just as its name implies, the speed up/slow down effect is to make your video play faster or slower.

Speed up/slow down video can make a fast/slow effect, which is commonly used in videos. Making good use of this function will not only make your video outstanding, it will also make your video more eye-catching. 

Looking for the best speed up video app to edit your videos? We highly recommend you use Filmage Screen as your preferred editing software. Filmage Screen is not only a screen recorder, but also a video editor which enables you to make video tutorials, online courses, etc. About speed up/slow down videos, we will discuss a few in this article.

2. The benefits of speed up or slow down in video

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There's more to acceleration than simply speeding up a video. Put them to good use and you can get some amazing results. Sometimes you want to create a hectic or fleeting atmosphere, use speed-up function. 

You think acceleration only speeds up video? There is another effect that makes you prefer to use the speed-up function. When watching videos on YouTube, is it common to see videos with a baby voice that doesn't match the blogger? Speed might be the secret to their baby sounds. After recording a video, import the video into Filmage Screen, add 1.5x or 2.0x speed, and you'll find that your video sounds have changed to fun baby sounds! Isn't it interesting? 

Slow down:

When we watch tourism promotional videos, there are always beautiful slow motion shots, such as running along the beach at sunset, or a wheat field breeze rustling hair. In fact, this kind of effect is mainly achieved by slowing down the video. 

Want to capture a diver's spectacular diving moment? Or want to understand a demo video? Filmage Screen helps you do that. After importing the video, select 0.5x of the clip you want to capture and you have a slow video. Sometimes the deceleration effect can not only deepen the impression, but also create a mood if it is set to music.

3. How to use speed up or slow down in Filmage Screen?

If you're new to the video editing world, you will appreciate the comprehensive features that Filmage Screen offers. Filmage Screen is an all-in-one and powerful video software on Mac for screen & audio recording, editing, converting videos, creating GIFs, quicktime playing and sharing video files.

Filmage Screen gives you the easiest way to speed up or slow down your video. Once the Filmage Screen is downloaded, only take two steps, then you can finish the effect of speed up or slow down.

Step 1: Click Video Editor to import a video


Step 2: Select imported video in the track, then click the Adjust Speed button beside the clock icon.

Step 3: You can also click the button in the selection to speed up or slow down the video.

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 When you finish the operation, just click the export button, your video is done.

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Filmage Screen not only provides the easiest video acceleration operation, but also makes your video in the acceleration effect without distortion, thus helping you to complete the effect of time fleeting. Download Filmage Screen and try it now.

4. How to use speed up or slow down in other softwares?

Hitfilm Express: HitFilm Express is free video editing software with professional-grade VFX tools and everything you need to make awesome content, films or gaming videos. Perfect for beginners, film students, gamers, YouTubers, or any creative without a budget.

Hitfilm Express

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Openshot: OpenShot Video Editor is a free and open-source video editor for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Chrome OS. The project started in August 2008 by Jonathan Thomas, with the objective of providing a stable, free, and friendly to use video editor.


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VideoPad: VideoPad video editing software is a fast and fun way to edit your videos. Add your video, audio, and image files by dragging and dropping them into the software or record your audio and video from scratch. When you finish your project, easily share it to your social media accounts or burn a hard copy onto DVD.


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Ramping the speed of your clips up or down can add an awesome effect to your videos. Especially if you combine both slow-motion and fast motion effects- it can give off a bit of Hollywood style. Alternatively, you can drastically speed through a long clip to create a cool time lapse effect. In order to learn several techniques on how to achieve this effect, we first must learn about video speed and why it can impact your clips.


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