How to Speed Up A Video on Windows 10

Monday April 12, 2021 5:02 PM PDT by Karen Greene

How do you speed up the video on Windows 10? If you want to speed up a clip of your video to mark a transition or slow down a clip to focus on it, then that’s what you’re going to learn today.

To speed up a video on Windows 10 is quite easy. There are only 5 steps needed that you can own a video at a pleasant rate.

Follow the 5 steps below and figure out how to speed up a video on Windows 10.

Step 1. Choose a Video Speed Editor – FilmForth

When it comes to Windows 10 video speed editors, there are many options available, but you need to be careful when selecting one, as there are many that are meant for people that are experienced with video editing software.

That’s not the case with FilmForth, a free video speed editor that’s simple to use. It can be installed with 2 clicks, and, contrary to most free editors, FilmForth is watermark-free, so you won’t have any annoying watermarks when watching your final video.

To start downloading FilmForth, click on the button below.

Once FilmForth has finished installing, it’s time to continue.

Step 2. Upload Your Video Clip

To open up your video clip in FilmForth, right click on the video file you wish to edit, and go into “Open With” > “FilmForth”.

However, if you want to create a project so that you can save your progress and continue editing or changing the video’s speed in the future, you’ll need to open up FilmForth and select the “New Project” option as shown below.

Start New Project

Start New Project

Once you’ve created the project, you’ll need to add the video file by clicking on the ADD VIDEO/PHOTO CLIPS icon.

Add Video or Photos to FilmForth

Add Video or Photos to FilmForth

For now, I’d recommend sticking to adding just one clip, so you can make sure that you’ve properly changed the playback speed of the video.

Step 3. Select the Specific Video Clip

If you want to adjust the speed of the whole video, then just refer to the next step, but if you want to adjust the speed of a certain part (or clip) then you’ll need to split your video beforehand, so that’s what we’ll be doing here.

To split a certain part of your video, position the red marker on the part where you want to make the split, and click “Split”.

How to Speed up a Video on Windows 10

How to Speed up a Video on Windows 10

Once you’ve made the first split, you have two options. If you want to change the speed of the rest of the video, then just leave it as it is. Meaning, you’ll have two parts in your video, one with speed and one without (depending on the one you select).

But if you want to change the speed of a specific part in the middle of your video, then you’ll need to make another split.

For this tutorial, I’m going for the second option, so this is how my timeline is going to look after I’ve done the two splits.

Step 4. Adjust the Speed Slider to Suit Your Needs

The steps to change video speed are really simple.

Simply click on the clip you wish to change the playback speed, and then go into “Speed”. Once you’ve done so, the speed menu will appear:

Tap on Speed Button to Speed up the Clip

Tap on Speed Button to Speed up the Clip

As you can see, there you can adjust the playback speed of your video to either slow it down or speed it up.

Once you’ve adjusted the video speed, simply click on the blue circle button that’s located on the bottom left, and now your video speed will have changed to the one you set.

Adjusted the Video Speed on Windows 10 with FilmForth

Adjusted the Video Speed on Windows 10 with FilmForth

Step 5. Save & Export Your Video

To finish things off, you’ll need to save your project as a video file, so you can share and upload it.

To do so, click on the red “Save Video” button that’s located on the right corner of FilmForth.

Save and Export the Video

Save and Export the Video

After you select a folder and name for your video, it will start exporting. Take into account that it might take a while for it to export, as the speed of the exporting process depends on the duration of your video.

Video Tutorial: How to Speed Up a Video

Another 2 Free Video Speed Editors

For most users, to slow down a video would just be the same to speed up a video with the same video speed editor. No matter you are using a Mac or a Windows PC, to speed up or slow down a video would have the same working flow. Just adjusting the speed timeline will make it. Except for FilmForth, there are lots of great speed changer editors around.

In this part, we are going to meet 2 more free video speed editors.


iMovie is quite known for Mac users. As a powerful video editing software from Apple, iMovie has lots of highlights features. Like simple interface with some great themes can shin the movie-making ideas. Lots of wonderful movie templates and audio tools support users to explore more possibilities while editing videos.

But also, iMovie owns lots of cons like not supporting tagging and no motion tracking. As iMovie supports only MacOS, it limited lots of video creators. For Windows users, FilmForth would be one of the best iMovie equivalents to creating a video project.

Using iMovie to Edit Video

Using iMovie to Edit Video


Photos editor for Windows PC is just the same as Windows Movie Maker for Windows users. Photos app owns lots of great star features to make a stunning video. This built-in app can browse all your photos once you launch it. That will enable users to see their pics or select pictures easily. No matter the users want to edit photos or videos, The Photos app supports them very well.

But for the Photos app, you can only support simple picture and video editing. More professional editing needs will ask for more professional video/photo editing software. As the best Windows Movie Maker alternative, FilmForth works for all-level video creators. It worths a try.

Video Editor on Windows PC - Photos

Video Editor on Windows PC – Photos


As you’ve seen, whether you want to change the playback speed of a certain part, or of the whole video, the process is really easy and doesn’t require any previous video editing knowledge.

In fact, I decided to write this article as most tutorials to change playback speed I’ve seen either used old tools (like Windows Movie Maker), or used video players like Media Player, which aren’t ideal tools for this job and will make the speed changing process more difficult than it should be.

Did you like this tutorial? Please leave a comment and let me know what you think! And if you want more tips on how to use FilmForth to edit videos you can also visit our other articles.

Karen Greene

Karen is a professional writer with a background in column writing who enjoys resolving complex topics and explaining them in interesting ways.

FilmForth – Best Free Video Editor for Windows 10

  • No charge, no watermark, no skill required at all.
  • Export video to MP3 with one click.
  • Add transitions, effects, filter, text to the video as you want.
  • Remove, replace, record and edit the background audio easily.
  • Change the speed, volume, and subtitle on video with ease.
  • Stabilize, trim, rotate, and convert video in seconds.