In this era of the Information Age, it’s a requirement to do some of your online marketing with video. That’s why you need video editing tools that enable you to speed up and slow down clips.
Fortunately, there are plenty of options on the market.
In this guide, I’ll cover the best tools you can use to change video speed.
Best Video Editing Tools:
If you’re looking for a free solution, start your search with FilmoraGo.
One of the major benefits of the tool is that it won’t put a watermark or stamp on your video just because it’s free. All you have to do is put up with some in-app ads.
And yes, you can use FilmoraGo to speed up or slow down your videos. In fact, there are multiple speed choices available.
It does quite a bit more than help you adjust film speed, though. The tool is a full-featured editor that you can use from the convenience of your smartphone.
All you need to do is import video clips. Then, preview them in real time and make whatever edits you think are necessary.
Use FilmoraGo to create slick transitions from one scene to the next, reverse your footage, add overlays or filters, place title text or captions on the screen, and add elements to take your video to the next level.
The tool even offers themes you can use to give your productions a specific look and feel.
You can also export your videos in different layouts. FilmoraGo supports a 1:1 aspect ratio for Instagram or a 16:9 aspect ratio for YouTube.
And, to top it all off, the company that made FilmoraGo also gives you access to plenty of other transitions, themes, and music that you can download.
FimoraGo is available for iOS and Android platforms.
2. Perfect Video
Perfect Video is another free video editing tool.
Keep in mind, though: it’s only available on iOS.
Still, if that’s your platform of choice, it’s a powerful video editor that enables you to change the speed of your clips. You can go as slow as one-quarter speed or as high as six times the speed of the original footage.
Additionally, Perfect Video allows you to export in multiple aspect ratios, including:
The tool also lets you set a custom background color or photo.
You can even flip, rotate, and mirror your footage with Perfect Video.
And if you’re looking for sound support, the app has you covered. Just add your preferred music at any point and adjust the volume as necessary. You can even add sound effects from a predefined library or import your own effects.
Perfect Video also lets you choose from a variety of transitions.
SloPro is a tool that lives up to its name.
If all you want to do is shoot video at a high speed and play it back in slow motion, it’s the app you’re looking for.
In fact, you can reduce the speed of your footage to very slow motion: as much as 10,000 frames per second!
It’s useful if you’re shooting action videos at high speed and want to slow them down for viewers so they can appreciate the scene a little more.
The latest version of the app also lets you speed up your footage.
Additionally, SloPro supports ghosting, optical flow, exposure lock, and frame blending. Those are useful tools if you like adding effects to your footage.
The tool even allows you to slow down the video while you’re shooting it.
SloPro also supports in-app sharing to Facebook and YouTube. Even better: those features are offered for free.
If you want to share to email, iTunes, or camera roll, though, you’ll have to pay a little extra.
SloPro has been featured in Gizmodo, Cult of Mac, MacWorld, and Redmond Pie.
It’s only available on iOS.
KineMaster is another full-featured video editor that allows you to speed up or slow down your videos.
It’s not free, though.
How much does it cost? Well, that depends. It’s a subscription model.
If you decide to use the tool without subscribing, you’ll have to settle for videos with a watermark.
The full-featured app offers the usual assortment of tools you’d expect to find with a premium solution. You can trim videos, assemble clips, and edit in layers.
KineMaster also gives you an instant preview of your finished production. You won’t have to wait until export to see what your video looks like.
Also, the tool supports multi-track audio. That’s useful if you’re handling dialog with background music at the same time.
You’ve also got a wealth of video editing features at your disposal with KineMaster. You can eliminate black and white backgrounds, create double-exposures, and add custom filters.
And here’s one feature you might not find with other tools you’re considering: KineMaster supports chroma key. That means you can film someone against a green screen and add a custom background.
The tool even supports voice narration.
5. Lapse It
Here’s a unique entry in the bunch: Lapse It.
Lapse It is an app that functions as a time-lapse camera. That means you can shoot footage over a long period of time and play it back in a much shorter amount of time.
Just keep in mind, you have to shoot the footage with the built-in camera on your smartphone. Fortunately, most smartphones these days have fairly sophisticated cameras that support high-definition video.
In fact, Lapse It will capture film using the full potential of your built-in camera.
Beyond that, though, Lapse It enables you to import video from another source. Then, you can speed it up or slow it down.
Note: speeding up video from a different source isn’t the same thing as shooting a time-lapse video. You’ll notice differences between the different types of footage. Your audience will likely notice the difference, too.
Also, Lapse It allows you to add a soundtrack to your finished production.
Additionally, the tool lets you adjust white balance, focus, and exposure.
Finally, you can use Lapse It to send your finished video directly to Instagram, YouTube, or Facebook.
6. TiltShift Video
Although TiltShift Video bills itself as a tool that creates miniature effects for movies and photos, you can use it to change video speed as well.
You can also use the app to adjust brightness, color saturation, and contrast.
TiltShift Video even supports a vignette if you want to create a video with a faded border.
The tool enables you to export videos in Full HD or HD formats. There are plenty of other export presets available as well.
In the past, TiltShift Video took some heat from users because it lacked a professional user interface. According to the app page, though, the new version (8.0) addresses limitations in the UI.
Fortunately, TiltShift Video is free so you can try it and determine for yourself if it’s easy to use.
Wrapping It Up
There you have it. Six great tools that you can use to speed up or slow down your videos.
Since they’re all free to try, why not take a few of them out for a test drive today? Then, you can determine which one is best for your business.