Have you ever seen videos that seem ‘accelerated’ or ‘sped up’, to make actions faster paced or more exaggerated? It is a technique that is fairly popular due to the comedic effect it can produce, or to boost the pace of some parts of action sequences.
While at first glance it may seem like speeding up a video is going to be difficult, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact with Movavi Video Editor you can learn how to speed up video in a minute or two at most.
If you already have a video ready that you’d like to speed up, first launch Movavi Video Editor and select ‘Create project in full feature mode’. Once the editor is launched, click on the ‘Add Media Files’ button and select the video that you’d like to speed up.
After the video has been added to Movavi Video Editor you’ll see it in the ‘Timeline’ that takes up the bottom part of the interface. Click on the video to select it, then click on the ‘Clip Properties’ icon located right above the ‘Timeline’ that looks like a cogwheel.
In the settings that appear you should be able to see one labeled ‘Speed’ that essentially controls the speed of the video. To increase it you just need to move the slider to the right, and experiment a little till your video is the right speed. In order to see how the changes you’ve made affect your video, use the ‘Preview’ window on the right part of Movavi Video Editor’s interface.
It is important to remember that when you speed up your video, the audio will also be accelerated and that may sound strange. If you want to fix it, you can click on the ‘Mute track’ icon right beside the audio track on the ‘Timeline’, then add a new audio file to Movavi Video Editor to replace it. In the event that you’d like to have the original audio, you can add the original video file again then drag it down to the audio track.
That should cover pretty much everything you need to know about speeding up a video with Movavi Video Editor. If you’re satisfied, you can click ‘Export’ and select a format or use one of the presets that are available.
Before that however, be sure to try out some of the numerous other features in Movavi Video Editor. With them you could apply special effects and filters, add animated transitions, insert subtitles, trim out unwanted parts, merge videos together, enhance the video quality, fix any issues, and more.
All in all you’ll find that editing your videos using any of the features in Movavi Video Editor is straightforward, and not really any more difficult than it was to speed up your video. Assuming you spend a few minutes familiarizing yourself with its features, you’ll be able to come up with videos that are visually impressive, unique, and look great.