Is your video clip too fast or too slow? Easily change the speed of your video with Clipchamp.

In the Transform menu, choose the desired speed from the Clip speed drop-down (fast/normal/slow) and specify how much you would like it sped up (2x/4x/8x/16x faster) or slowed down by (0.5x/0.25x/0.1x as slow). 

See below for a step-by-step guide with images.

NOTE: audio cannot currently be sped up or slowed down. If you change the speed of a video clip to anything other than 'Normal' it will no longer play the clip's audio.


How to change the speed of a video

Step 1. Drag and drop the video into the timeline

Drag and drop the video from Your media library into the timeline.

User dragging and dropping video onto the timeline

Step 2. Click on the clip in the timeline

The clip will be highlighted when selected and a Transform menu will appear.

Speed tab shown on editor

Step 3. Click the drop-down under 'Clip speed' and choose a speed

The default speed is Normal and you can change it to Fast or Slow:

Close up of Clip Speeds

Step 4. In the next dropdown, choose how much faster or slower you want it to be

In this dropdown that appears you can make a video clip:

  • 2 times, 4 times, 8 times, or 16 times faster

  • 2 times, 4 times, or 10 times slower

Close up of Fast clip speed option

The video clip will now play faster or slower depending on the settings you have chosen. Note that it may take a few seconds to load and playback properly.


Notice that this example clip, which has been sped up to twice(2x) of the speed, now takes up half space in the timeline as it did at the start.

User changed clip speed to fast


Undoing a speed change

You can return the video to its original state at any time by clicking on the clip in the timeline and resetting the speed to 'Normal' in the Transform menu.

Alternatively, drag and drop the original video into your timeline again from your media library.


Try it out

Ready to get started? Head straight to Clipchamp to try it out for yourself.

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