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How to Make a Slow Motion Video for Instagram

Posted on: Aug. 21, 2020

Summary: This post shares three different ways to help you make a slow motion video for your Instagram, just check them out right now:

Since Apple introduced the slow motion feature on the iPhone 5S in 2013, slow motion videos have been trending on social media, like Instagram, Snapchat, etc. And now, most phone makers offer a slow-mo camera capability to help you create a slow motion video easily.

But how do you do when you’ve taken a fantastic but regular-speed clip for Instagram and wish to post it in slow motion on your Stories?

Check out the three easy ways below to learn how to make a slow motion video for Instagram.

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Make Slow Motion Videos via Instagram's Boomerang Modes

Instagram has pushed a new set of effects for Boomerang on Instagram Stories, including SlowMo, Echo, and Duo.

  • SlowMo: to slow down the Boomerang Videos to half of there original speed.
  • Echo: to create a motion blur or double vision.
  • Duo: to add both speed and slow-mo effect to your Boomerang videos and also add a texturized effect to them.

You can now use the new Boomerang modes to slow down your clips with the SlowMo effect follow the simple steps below:

Step 1 Open the Story camera inside of the Instagram app and then swipe the bottom of the screen until you are on Boomerang mode (an infinity symbol).

Make Slow Motion Video in Instagram: Step 1

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Step 2 Start recording the boomerang, and once done, click on the infinity sign in the top right corner.

Make Slow Motion Video in Instagram: Step 2

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Step 3 Then, the different effects will pop up, choose the SlowMo effect, the second one from left to right, to slow down the video.

Make Slow Motion Video in Instagram: Step 3

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Step 4 You can add text, gifs, or drawings the same way you would to any Instagram Story.

Step 5 Once down, you can post your new, slow motion video the way you usually would, by clicking on the "Your Story" button at the bottom left of the screen.

Make Slow Motion Videos for Instagram Online

Another way to make a slow motion video for Instagram is using an online video editor, which can work well both on a Mac and Windows PC.

FlexClip, the excellent online video editor, helps you slow down the video for Instagram easily and efficiently without download any software. Besides, it also provides you many easy-to-use editing tools that level up your video, like transition effects, filters. Moreover, FlexClip also allows you to export the slow motion videos in 480p, 720p, and 1080p. No video quality loss would occur.

Now, follow us, visit FlexClip Homepage, or click on the Create A Video button below to create a slow motion video for Instagram.

Step 1 Upload your video clips to the storyboard with the "+" icon > Add Local Media. You can also pick some stunning footage from FlexClip's extensive media library by Add Stock Media option.

Make Slown Motion Video for Instagram Online: Step 1

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Step 2 Go to the Go to the Speed icon, and choose to play the video in 0.75X or 0.5X to slow down the clip.

Make Slown Motion Video for Instagram Online: Step 2

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Step 3 (Optional) You can make other edits for the video, like add filters, transitions, animated texts, BGM, voice-over, or watermark, to level up the video at your wish.

Make Slown Motion Video for Instagram Online: Step 3

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Step 4 When you're done the editing, you can preview your slow motion video with the Preview button on the top right corner of the screen. If you are satisfied, download it to your computer and share it on Instagram.

Make Slow Motion Videos for Instagram on iPhone

How to make a slow motion video for Instagram on your iPhone?

That's super simple if you recorded a video via the SLO-MO mode using the iPhone's default camera app - all you need to do is post the recorded slow motion video like you would any other video on Instagram.

iPhone SLO-MO Mode

Image Board: iPhone SLO-MO Mode

But how do slow down a regular-speed video for Instagram on the iPhone? iMovie for iOS is ready to help.

iMovie is a build-in app on all iOS devices, and it is not hard to slow down a video for Instagram via iMovie on iPhone.

Step 1 Start the iMovie app and tap the plus sign to start a new movie.

Step 2 Tap "Movie" on the New Projects pop-up.

Step 3 Find the video that you want to slow down, and then tap it. Then tap "Create Movie" at the bottom of the screen.

Step 4 Now, you're on the video editing page, just click the video clip in the timeline. Then you’ll see video editing tools appear at the bottom of the screen.

Step 5 Go to 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.

Make Slow Motions on iPhone: iMovie

Image Board: Make Slow Motions on iPhone: iMovie

Step 6 Drag the slider to the left, towards the tortoise to slow down the video.

Step 5 When you're done editing, you can preview your changes by clicking the Play button near the top of the screen and save your change with the "Done" button at the upper left corner of the screen.

Final Words

That's all for how to make a slow motion video for Instagram. Whether you are on an iPhone or computer, you can always find a convenient way to slow down a video for your Instagram Stories. Find this post helpful? Please share it with others so that more people can benefit from it.

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