How to Speed Up and Slow Down Videos on iPhone and Android

iPhones and Android phones and apps are constantly being updated, including video recording and editing functions. One of the latest additions is the ability to speed up or slow down a video. With a few well-placed clicks, you can have clips playing in super-high speed or slow motion. That’s thanks in part to the unparalleled swiftness and convenience of mobile video editing.

We are here to show you how to speed up a video on iPhone and Android devices. Here’s everything you need to know to change the speed of your videos in no time.

How to Change the Speed of Videos on iPhone and Android for Free with the PowerDirector App

PowerDirector is the crown jewel of CyberLink software. It’s a powerful video editing app for iPhone and Android users. The free-to-download platform comes with a rich suite of features and a straightforward interface that bridges the gap between amateur and professional video production.

PowerDirector stands out in a crowded field of video editing software. The easy-to-navigate design allows you to find the tools and visual effects that you need, whether you’re making a vlog or a feature-length film. The expansive range of capabilities means your videos will look and feel exactly how you envisioned them.

You do not have to be a professional video editor to take advantage of PowerDirector. The app serves as an invaluable resource for amateur filmmakers and YouTube vloggers alike. It gives you complete control when it comes to speeding up or slowing down video, adding titles, or green screen editing, without feeling overly complicated or confusing.

Let’s say that you have a time-lapse of stars appearing over your hometown. While the visual is spectacular, few people are going to sit down and watch all four hours of your footage. Speeding up the video in the PowerDirector mobile app allows you to condense that four-hour period into seconds. The result is an equally beautiful scene that depicts the stars in a fraction of the original time.

How to Speed Up and Slow Down Videos in the PowerDirector App

There are a couple of ways to slow down a video on iPhone and Android devices. None are easier than PowerDirector. You can add slow motion or create a loop in as few as three steps.

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Step 1
Open the PowerDirector app and select your clip from the timeline.

Step 2
Choose the “Speed” icon from the bottom of the screen. Use the vertical slider on the right to increase or decrease the speed.

Step 3
Click the “Play” icon to preview your edits.

How to Create Slow Motion and Repeat/Loop Video Effects with the ActionDirector App

ActionDirector does far more than slow down and speed up clips. You can add repeats and loops to emphasize an action repeatedly. The effect will also help you make meme-worthy content online.

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Step 1
Open the ActionDirector app. To make a slow-motion video, select your clip and then the “Action” tool.

Step 2
Move the handlebars on the sides of the clip to find the part you want to edit. Adjust the slider to increase or decrease the speed. Tap the blue checkmark in the top right-hand corner when you finish.

Step 3
To repeat or loop a video effect, select your clip. Find the “Action” tool and click “Repeat”

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