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Is your video clip or audio file too fast or too slow? Have more control over the speeding up and slowing down of clips with Clipchamp.

Read on to learn how to change the speed of a clip or audio file from 0.1x to 16x in just a few clicks.

How to change the speed of a video and audio

Step 1. Drag and drop the video and audio onto the timeline

Drag and drop your media assets from the Your media tab to the timeline. Make sure to place your video above your audio file.

An image of a user adding a video and music to the timeline.

Step 2. Click on the asset you would like to speed up or slow down

To change the speed of your video or audio file, click on the asset on the timeline so it's highlighted green. Editing options will appear on the right-hand side of the editor.

An arrow pointing to the property panel.

Step 3. Click on the speed tab

Next, click on the speed tab on the right-hand side of the editor. Speed controls will appear.

An image of a user clicking on the speed tab in the property panel.

Step 4. Edit the speed of your video or audio

Drag the slider left and right to adjust the clip speed. Choose from 0.1x to up to 16x speed options. Moving the slider left and right will also edit the length of the asset on your timeline.

An image of a user moving the speed slider.

Alternatively, you can input a numeric value to manually adjust your video’s speed to a more specific speed.

An image of a user typing in a speed numeric value.

These instructions are the same for both audio and video files. Make sure to click on the media file you would like to edit on the timeline first.

An image of a user moving the speed slider.

If your video has audio attached to the video, any speed changes made will also apply to audio files and audio attached to any video clip. If your audio file is unattached from your video like in the example above, you will have to edit each asset separately.

Undoing a speed change

You can return the video to its original state at any time by clicking on the clip in the timeline and resetting the clip back to its original speed of 1x using the slider. You can also use the undo button to undo or redo changes. Alternatively, drag and drop the original video into your timeline again from your media library.

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