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Posted on: Mar. 23, 2020

To slow down a video is to make a video play slower than its original speed. The term for it is called the slow-motion effect. Slow-mo is an essential feature in video production. This effect gives audiences “close-up in time” and surrealistic feeling. Sometimes, it also adds fun to the video.

Whether you are a professional video producer or a novice, whether you are on computer or phones, we provide you the first-class, the easiest solutions to slow down a video. Refer to the following part according to the device you are in.

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Part 1. How to Slow Down a Video on iPhone X/XS/11

There are two ways to slow down a video on iPhone. Find out which way is better for you.

Method 1. Shoot a Slowed Down Video on iPhone

The best way to slow down a video on iPhone is to shoot in slow-motion. As for already-made videos, we can turn to iMovie.

Slow-motion is available for all users in iPhone 5s and above. With this feature, you are able to shoot at a high frame per second and go back after recording to slow down specific parts of the video. This is how to use this feature.

Step 1 Launch iPhone Camera App. Scroll to the SLO-MO mode.

Step 2 Tap on Record button to begin recording.

Step 3 Tap the Stop button to end recording.

Slow Down a Video on iPhone - Shoot in Slo-Mo Mode

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Method 2. Slow Down a Video via iMovie on iPhone

iMovie is a build-in app on all iOS devices. It can be said the second best video editor after Premiere Pro. It is not hard to slow down a video via iMovie on iPhone.

Step 1 Start iMovie app. Tap the Plus Sign to start a new video.

Step 2 Tap Movie on the pop-up page.

Step 3 Find the video you want to slow down, tap it.

Step 4 Tap Create Movie at the bottom of the screen. You will be brought to the editing page.

Step 5 Tap the video in the timeline. You can see all the video editing tools appear at the bottom of the screen.

Step 6 Find the speed button, which looks like a speedimeter. Tap on it, and a slide bar with a tortoise and a rabbit on each end will appear.

Step 7 Drag the slider to the left, the end with a tortoise. Preview and save the changes.

Slow Down a Video on iPhone iMovie

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Part 2. How to Slow Down a Video on Computer

Desktop video editing apps allow you to make edits on your video any time you like. When it comes to slow down a video, We recommend you Windows Movie Maker to accomplish this easy task. Windows Movie Maker is also available on Mac. Want to use iMovie to slow down a video on Mac? Please refer to the above part Slow Down a Video on iMovie on iPhone. It is quite similar with the process of slowing down a video on the computer with iMovie.

Step 1 Download Windows Movie Maker to your computer. Put in the video by clicking on the “Add Videos or Photos” button.

Step 2 Click the “Edit” button from the toolbar located on the top.

Step 3 There you can find the Speed option. Choose a video speed you want to apply.

Slow Down a Video on Computer

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Part 3. How to Slow Down a Video Online

Desktop video editors are great, however, it increases the burden of the CPU and eats up your computer storage. The good news is, you don’t even need a video editor on desktop. We have FlexClip, the excellent online video editor helping you slow down video easy and efficiently. With its rich media resources and powerful editing tools, leveling up videos is also a piece of cake. Here is how to use it to slow down a video.

Step 1 Click the “Plus” button to add your video. Cut them into several storyboards. Make sure the clip that you want to slow down is in one storyboard.

Slow Down a Video Online with FlexClip - Step 1

Image Board: Slow Down a Video Online with FlexClip - Step 1

Step 2 Click on the Speed icon. Choose to play the video in 0.75X or 0.5X.

Slow Down a Video Online with FlexClip - Step 2

Image Board: Slow Down a Video Online with FlexClip - Step 2

Step 3 You can make other edits for the video, like doing-voice over, adding text or music, adjusting aspect ratio.

Slow Down a Video Online with FlexClip - Step 3

Image Board: Slow Down a Video Online with FlexClip - Step 3

Step 4 Preview the video. Continue editing or export the video to your computer. You can also share your video to YouTube.

The Bottom Line

So much for how to slow down a video. Whether you are on iPhone or computer, you can always find a convenient way to slow down a video. If you find this post helpful, please share it with others so that more people can benefit from it.

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