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Change Video Playback Speed

You can change the playback speed of videos in several ways with Filmora. Speed up the video and play it at lightning speed to add comedy to the video, slow down the video to emphasize details. Changing the speed at various instances in a clip makes the video more engaging.

Change Video Speed with Uniform Speed

Using the Uniform Speed feature, you can adjust the speed of the selected clip to the same rate.

Get to the Uniform Speed Panel

Click the video in the timeline and click the Speed icon from the toolbar above it. Select the Uniform Speed option.

Change Video Speed to Constant Speed

Drag the Speed slider to the right or left to speed up or slow down the playback speed. Optionally, you can enter your preferred value in the Duration field to get a more precise output.

Preview the Video and Save

Click the Play button in the Preview window or press the Spacebar to preview the modifications. Click OK from the bottom-right corner to save the changes.

change video speed with uniform speed tool
Change Video Speed with Uniform Speed
Note:
It is recommended to enable Maintain Audio Pitch option to keep the video audio sound natural.

Modify Video Playback Speed with Speed Ramping

In addition to constant speed changes in Uniform Speed, you can create variable speed effects with Speed Ramping, where a clip's playback speed changes dynamically. You can set up different playback speeds for each portion of the video.

Go to the Speed Ramping Panel

Click the video in the timeline and click the Speed icon, select the Speed Ramping option, and then you will see a couple of options:

None: Apply no speed ramping.

Customize: By default, five-speed points allow you to customize the speed exactly the way you want.

MontageSix speed points in the playback speed of the selected video: 0.9x, 0.9x, 6.9x, 0.3x, 1.0x, and 1.0x, which present a slow, slow, fast, slow, and normal rhythm.

Hero moment: Eight-speed points in the playback speed of the selected video: 1.0x, 1.0x, 5.4x, 0.5x, 0.5x, 5.4x, 1.0x, and 1.0x, which present a normal, fast, slow, slow, fast, and normal rhythm.

Bullet time: Six-speed points in the playback speed of the selected video: 5.2x, 5.2x, 0.5x, 0.5x, 5.2x, and 5.2x, which present a fast, fast, slow, slow, fast, fast rhythm.

Jumper: Five-speed points in the playback speed of the selected video: 0.6x, 0.6x, 6.0x, 0.6x, and 0.6x, which present a slow, slow, fast, slow, slow rhythm.

Flash in: Four-speed points in the playback speed of the selected video: 5.2x, 5.2x, 1x, and 1x, which present a fast, fast, normal, normal rhythm.

Flash out: Four-speed points in the playback speed of the selected video: 1x, 1x, 5.2x, and 5.2x, which present a normal, normal, fast, fast rhythm.

change video speed with uniform speed tool
Speed Ramping Default Interface
Select and Customize Speed Ramping Preset

Please select one of the presets to apply variable video speed and customize it based on your needs. Variation in the speed will remain effective until the Play head reaches the next speed point. The speed of the video will gradually change as the Play head moves between the speed points.

Adjust the speed of the section: Drag the speed point up or down to increase or decrease the speed of the section.

Adjust the range of the section: Drag the speed point left or right to change the portion applying the speed.

Add speed point: Place the play head to the point you want to change the speed, and then click the Plus + icon on the left to add a speed point.

Delete speed point: Select the speed point and click the Plus – icon to remove it.

Add a freeze frame: Place the play head to the point you want to freeze, and then click the snow icon to add a freeze-frame. Set up the freeze time and click OK to save.

 add speed ramping preset
Add Speed Ramping Preset
Note:
You can also click the Customize option to set up the speed ramping from scratch.
Preview the Video and Save

Press the Spacebar or click the Play button in the Preview window to preview the modifications in the video. Click OK to save the changes. You can also save the speed ramping setting by clicking the Save as a custom button.

save speed ramping settings as custom
Save Speed Ramping Settings as Custom
Note:
If the Uniform Speed and Speed Ramping options are not visible, try upgrading Filmora to the latest version.

Change Speed in Timeline

You can drag the video edge in the timeline to speed up or slow down the video.

  • Press the Ctrl button on your keyboard, then hover the mouse over the end of the video in the timeline. You will see the around speed change icon.
  • While holding down the 'Ctrl' button, drag the edge of the clip backward to slow down the clip or forwards to speed it up.
  • After you slow down the clip, you will see a purple strip showing the speed change. After you speed up the clip, you will see a red strip showing the speed change.
change video speed in timeline
Change Video Speed in Timeline