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How To Add Slow Motion or Fast Motion (Time-Lapse) in GoPro Studio

by GoPro ‎09-30-2019 05:35 PM - edited ‎08-06-2020 09:30 PM

How to do it?

This article describes the process to either speed up or slow down videos/time-lapses in GoPro Studio.

Slow Motion

Method #1

In Step 1: View & Trim, you must first import your clip and highlight it. Next, select Advanced Settings and lower the frame rate, then convert the clip. For example if you shot a video at 1080p 60 fps, you could lower the frame to 30 fps. This resulting file would play at half the speed of the original. For time-lapses, you can select 2 or 5 seconds per frame. That means each image will play for 2/5 seconds before going to the next.

PLEASE NOTE: This method is recommended if you are planning on taking your converted clips into other applications that don't let you mix frame rates like GoPro Studio does.

Method #2

Step 2: Edit. Once you've converted your footage into Step 2, you can use the Speed setting in the Video settings section. Lowering the speed to anything less than 100% will slow down the video. If you want the video to play at half of the original speed, lower the percentage to 50%.

Screenshot of the video settings

This method is recommended if you want to be able to play back the video in real time with audio in the Edit space before adjusting the speed.

Note that adjusting the speed in this will cause audio to be removed.

 

Fast Motion

Method #1

In Step 1: View & Trim, you can select Advanced Settings and check the Speed Up option. This is a great way to simulate a time-lapse look from your video files. When you check this option a slider appears that will allow you to speed up the video at different amounts by skipping frames.

In addition, you can also opt to select the Motion Blur option which will often produce the smoothest time-lapse output.

Method #2

In Step 2: Edit, you can slow down the video using the Speed slide in the Video settings section. Increasing the speed to anything greater than 100% will speed up the video. If you want the video to play at twice of the original speed, increase the percentage to 200%.

This method is recommended if you want to be able to play back the video in real time with audio in the Edit space before adjusting the speed.

Note that adjusting the speed in this will cause audio to be removed.

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