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Last Updated: Jan. 07, 2021

Mastering the art of video speed helps you create special artistic effects and evoke desired emotions in the viewers.

In this post, we offer you 3 easy ways to speed up a video in Premiere and a free and effective alternative to speed up or slow down your video clips when Adobe Premiere is currently not available.

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How to Speed up a Video in Premiere in 3 Easy Ways

The Adobe Premiere Pro offers you 3 ways to adjust the speed of both the whole and parts of the clips as follows:

1.Use ‘Speed/Duration’ Option

√ For Some Video Clip And Whole Video

It's quite easy to find the ‘Speed /Duration’ option to speed up your video in Premiere if you drag your video to ‘timeline’. Follow the 3 steps to check out how to speed up a video in Premiere.

How to Speed up Video in Premiere by ‘Speed/duration’ Option

Step 1Drag your video file into your premiere project, and then drag the video clip to the ‘Timeline’.

drag

How to Speed up Video: Step 1 Upload video clip to Premiere

Step 2Select the video footage and right-click for the ‘Speed/Duration’ option

Right click your mouse, there is a ‘speed/duration’ option to allow you speed up or slow dow your video clip.

speed-duration

How to Speed up Video in Premiere: Step 2 ‘Speed/duration’ option

Step 3Change Video Speed

Change the percentage to less than 100% (100% represents your original video speed), you can slow down the video speed. Increase the number to 200% for example, you will speed up the video clip.

change-percent

How to Speed up Video in Premiere: Step 3 Change the percentage

Insider Tips:

To speed up a video in Premiere without changing pitch, please check the ‘Maintain Audio Pitch’ option seen above.

2.Change Video Frame

√ For the Whole Video

You can also speed up Video in Premiere by changing video frame.

When the moving picture is displayed, each frame is flashed on a screen for a short time (nowadays, usually 1/24, 1/25 or 1/30 of a second), so if you want to change video speed, you can try to increase or reduce the number of frames per second.

How to Speed up Video in Premiere by changing frame rate

Step 1Import and Right-click

First of all, import your local video and then right click the mouse, select Modify > Interpret Footage...

Step 2Change the frame information.

Select ‘Assume this frame rate’, and change the number of frame rate:

> 25 Speed up (25 is your original video frame rate)

< 25 Slow down

frame

How to Speed up Video in Premiere: Step 2 change frame rate

3.Use Time Remapping Tool

√ Adjust the video speed of certain parts of a single clip

The time remapping tool is best used for changing parts of the video speed of a filmed clip. You can select the exact portion of the video sequence you want to speed up.

How to Speed up Video in Premiere by remapping tool

Step 1 Select the exact portion you want to speed up

step 2 Right click the video clip, and show the ‘Key Frames’ > ‘Speed’

Step 3 Lock the area you want to speed up by ‘Pen Tool’( ), and drag the ‘Speed Line’ by ‘Selection tool’(), up or down to slow down or speed up the video speed.

Bonus Tips: Quickly Speed up Video Clips with FlexClip

If you are a computer novice or can’t use Adobe Premiere at the moment, then changing the speed of your video with FlexClip, a free online video editor, could be the best alternative.

Speed up a video with FlexClip: Before and After Effect

Speed up a video with FlexClip: Before and After Effect

You can easily speed up or slow down your video in the following 3 steps.

Step 1 Upload Your Video Clips

Open FlexClip video editor, then press ‘ local files’ to upload your video clips. Then tab the ‘+’ button to add it to the storyboard.

Upload your videos to FlexClip video editor

Upload your videos to FlexClip video editor

Step 2 Adjust the Speed/Duration of the Video

Simply hover over the “Speed” option and choose the right video speed that fits your scene.

Change the speed of your video with FlexClip

Change the speed of your video with FlexClip

Step 3 Export the Video in HD

After you changed the video speed, preview the video, and later tab the ‘export’ button to download the video in high definition (1080p).

Preview and export the edited video by FlexClip

Preview and export the edited video by FlexClip

Insider Tips:

With 1,000,000+ royalty-free video and photo assets, FlexClip also offers you plenty of free useful features, such as animated texts and captivating video intros and outros and 10,000+ music library, etc. Just feel free to discover more.

Final Thoughts

To sum up, if you want to change the speed of some portions of a clip or the entire clip, Adobe Premiere’s 3 options mentioned above shall meet all your needs.

For a computer novice or someone who can’t use Premiere right now, the free and versatile online video FlexClip can be a great alternative. So, go and adjust your video speed now.

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