How to Speed Up or Slow Down A Video on Windows 10

Tuesday January 26, 2021 9:12 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.

Step 1: Choose a Video Editor – FilmForth

When it comes to Windows 10 video 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 editing app 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.

FilmForth Overview

FilmForth Overview

Once you’ve created the project, you’ll need to add the video file by clicking on the “+” icon that’s located on the right of your timeline.

Add Video/Photo Clips

Add Video/Photo Clips

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 on “Edit” > “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 “Edit” > “Speed”. Once you’ve done so, the speed menu will appear:

How to Speed up A Video on Windows 10 with FilmForth

How to Speed up A Video on Windows 10 with FilmForth

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.

How to Speed up A Video on Windows 10 with FilmForth

How to Speed up A Video 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 Video on FilmForth

Save Video on FilmForth

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

Conclusion

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.

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