How to Speed Up and Slow Down Video Clips in iMovie

By Jul 21,2017 21:10 pm

There are many reasons why you want to speed up and slow down video clips, for example, you may want to make a video and do chipmunk voices and low voices by speeding up or slowing down the videos to achieve a better video result.

Speeding up videos and slowing down videos are very common in movie making. If you want to speed up videos in iMovie or slow down videos in iMovie and don't know how, then you have come to the right place. This article focuses on how to speed up or slow down videos in iMovie. Just check it out!

Part 1: An easier way to rotate and crop photos and videos

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To speed up and slow down videos, you can also use another iMovie alternative- Filmora for Mac(Originally Wondershare Video Editor for Mac). It enables you to easily edit videos within minutes. When finish your work, you can directly upload videos to YouTube, burn to DVD or save to different formats. Learn more >>

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Step 1. Add video to the program

Open the program and click "File" > "Import Media" to add the video to the program. Alternatively, you can directly drag-n-drop to add your video file. Next, drag videos from the User's Album to the video track on the Timeline,

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Step 2. Change the speed of the video

Double-click the added video to open video editing panel. Locate the the "Speed" option, and the speed numbers will indicate how fast or slow the motion effects will be. Adjust to the speed you want. Then preview it in the preview window.

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Step 3. Export your video

If satisfied, hit "Export" and choose to save your file to local disk, mobile devices, upload to YouTube or burn to DVD.

Part 2: How to speed up or slow down videos in iMovie

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Step 1. Import videos to iMovie and drag video clips to Project

Go to File > Import to import movies from your hard drive, or go to Import from Camera to add video files from your connected cameras.

After importing videos to iMovie, drag video clips from the Event browser to the Project. (To start a new project, you can go to File > New Project.)

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Step 2. Speed up or slow down iMovie video clips

Double click the video clip in the Project Browser to bring out the inspector window. If the video is not converted, choose "Convert Entire Clip" and the window shows up.

You can drag the Speed slider to the left to make the clip play slower, or to the right to make it play faster. You can also set the exact percentage of clip speeding up or slowing down by typing in the percentage. "Reverse" is to make the video play backward.

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