Add comedic effect, emphasize the drama, and show off the action by slowing down your video clip. With today's free websites, you can easily change the speed of your video clips.

This post will cover how you can easily slow-down your video with a free, online tool. You can upload a video from your phone or computer and choose half or quarter speed. There are four steps to making a slomo video online:

  1. Open a Video Speed Changer tool
  2. Upload your video clip
  3. Choose video speed
  4. Download and share

Why Slow Down?

Maybe you have a video of a miraculous game-winning shot, or a comedic clip of your cat knocking over a glass. In either case, slowing down the video can create dramatic and entertaining effects to engage your viewers and keep them on the edge of their seats in suspense or laughter.

Step 1: Open Video Speed Changer

Go to Kapwing’s free Change Video Speed tool. Since Kapwing is online, you won’t need to create an account or install software and it works on your phone or computer. Kapwing is free to use and works on any internet-connected device.


Step 2: Upload Video Clip

Upload your video clip from your camera roll or computer or import the video from YouTube, Giphy, Vimeo, or Google Drive. Kapwing supports all major video types, including .MOV and .MP4.

Speed change editor on Kapwing

Once the video has uploaded, it will appear in regular speed in the video preview.

Step 3: Select a Speed

Now that you've uploaded your video, choose the option for slowing it down. From the buttons, select a Speed of 0.75x, 0.5x, 0r 0.25x to decrease the speed of your video.

Below this selection, you can see how many seconds your video is with each speed change. If you want to slow down a certain section of the video, click the “Trim” button to clip out that section. Review the preview of the slowed video in the editor and click ‘Create’ once you’ve set the new speed.

Video speed change options on Kapwing editor

Step 4: Download and Share.

After your video is finished, you can download it and publish the mp4 directly to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or elsewhere. You can also use the "Open in Studio" button to make other edits to the slomo video, like adding text, cropping, making collages, or appending multiple scenes together.

Kapwing is free to use. You can remove the watermark and save the video to your Kapwing Workspace just by signing in with a Google or Facebook Account.


Thanks again for reading! We hope that this article helps you create slomo videos and decrease the speed of the videos you film on your phone. With Kapwing's free tools, you don’t have to be an expert to be a video editing pro!

Feel free to reach out to us on Twitter or over email with your feature requests and comments. Enjoy creating the laughs and drama FORRREVVERR and share your results with us by tagging #kapwing on Twitter, Instagram, etc.