Great videos never stay at a consistent speed. As you edit a Vlog or a video tutorial for YouTube, very often you need to speed up a video or portions of the video to fast-forward repetitive steps or add rhythms and styles to mundane scenes for better storytelling.
So, in this tutorial, we will walk you through how to easily speed up a video or parts of the video on your computer and iPhone using a flexible online video editor and 2 watermark-free mobile apps. So, let’s rock and roll, now!
Speed up a drone video by FlexClip online video maker
Here’s what you will learn:
How to Speed up a Video for Free by FlexClip Online Video Editor
If you don’t have an ideal video editor on PC, using a free and easy-to-use online video editor can be the best option to speed up a video online with ease. A go-choice is FlexClip. It’s a feature-packed online video maker that allows you to easily speed up a video up to 8x faster than the original video speed, capable of creating a time-lapse video.
Easily speed up a video or parts of a video to 8x by FlexClip online video maker
Upload footage to FlexClip and add it to the timeline.
Drag the speed slider to the right to speed up the entire clip
In actual video editing, in many cases, you need to speed up portions of the video, sometimes even at a different speed to add rhythm and styles to your videos. With FlexClip’s intuitive timeline and speed controls, everything comes easy.
All you need to do is move the playhead to locate the beginning and end of the video you want to speed up > click the Split tool to cut off portions of the clip you wish to speed up > with the clip selected, click Speed Control above > drag the Speed slider to the right to speed up a video up to 8x as you wish.
Split the clips you wish to speed up and speed up selected clips.
Another trick is that you may add a Fade video transition and Whoosh transition sound effects to smooth out the sequence.
Here is the resulting video with different speeds and transition sound effects from the above example:
Speed up portions of a drone video by FlexCLip
Multiple ways to share a video
Also, read how to speed up a video in Adobe Premiere.
How to Speed up a Video on iPhone for Free by iMovie and CapCut
Nowadays, using iPhone to shoot full high-definition (1080P) or even 4K (2160P) videos has become popular for content creators like make-up artists, various Vloggers. While many free mobile apps can help you speed up a video on iPhone.
Here we would recommend two watermark-free apps to quickly and easily speed up your videos on iPhone: one is the iMovie and the other is CapCut.
1. How to Speed up a Video on iMovie
iMovie is a built-in app on iPhone and can help you speed up a video in a breeze.
Create a video project in iMovie
Select a video from the camera roll
Speed up a video by 2X
Share the edited video
2. How to Speed up a Video on CapCut
CapCut and TikTok are both developed and owned by ByteDance. If you are an avid TikTok user, then you should equip your iPhone with CapCut for video editing, a free and epic mobile app that offers you 2 different ways to speed up a video on your iPhone.
Create a new video project in CapCut
Select a video from the camera roll
CapCut offers 2 options to speed up a video
The normal way to speed up the entire way by up to 100X
Speed up different parts of a video by curves with CapCut
CapCut also offers you some premade speed curves for customization. Feel free to experiment. Done with the speed change, just tap the “✓” icon.
Now, It's Your Move
You don’t need to buy an expensive video editor like Adobe Premiere Pro to speed up a video. With FlexClip and helpful mobile apps like iMovie and CapCut, you can easily speed up a video online or on your iPhone. Hopefully, you will find our tutorial makes sense to you. So, start speeding up your videos for video tutorials or promo videos now.