How do you change the speed on iMovie?

Answered by Robert Dupre

To change the speed of a clip in iMovie, you can follow these steps:

1. Open iMovie on your computer and create a new project or open an existing one.

2. Import the video clip you want to modify by clicking on the “Import Media” button and selecting the file from your computer.

3. Once the clip is added to your project, you can find it in the timeline at the bottom of the screen. Click on the clip to select it.

4. In the toolbar above the timeline, click on the “Speed” drop-down menu. This menu provides various speed options for your clip.

5. The first option in the menu is “Normal,” which plays the clip at its original speed. If you want to slow down or speed up the clip, choose the appropriate option from the menu.

6. If you select “Slow,” iMovie will reduce the speed of the clip, making it play in slow motion. This can be useful for emphasizing certain actions or creating dramatic effects.

7. If you choose “Fast,” iMovie will increase the speed of the clip, making it play faster than normal. This can be handy for creating time-lapse videos or quickening the pace of your footage.

8. Another option in the speed menu is “Freeze Frame.” If you select this, iMovie will freeze the frame at the current position, creating a still image from the clip. This can be useful for emphasizing a particular moment or creating a pause in the video.

9. Lastly, if you select “Custom” from the speed menu, a box will appear that allows you to enter a specific percentage to change the speed of the clip. This gives you more flexibility in adjusting the speed to your desired level.

10. Once you have selected the desired speed option, the clip in the timeline will update accordingly. You can play the video to preview the changes and make any further adjustments if needed.

Changing the speed of a clip in iMovie is a straightforward process that can add creativity and visual interest to your videos. Whether you want to slow down a scene for emphasis or speed up footage for a fast-paced effect, iMovie provides a range of options to suit your needs.