How to slow down time-lapse videos on iPhone and iPad

If you enjoy using your iPhone for capturing video, you might also take advantage of the time-lapse feature. When you enable this setting for your video, what you capture is at a very low frame rate. So when you play it back, you can watch a 5-minute video in 20 seconds, for example.

However, you might not like the speed at which your video plays back. Maybe it’s just a wee bit too fast? While there’s not currently a setting to adjust this, there is a way to slow down time-lapse videos on iPhone using iMovie; here’s how.

Capture Time Lapse Video iPhone

Slow down your video with iMovie

If iMovie is one of those space-hogging apps you’ve deleted from your device, you can still get it back for free. Just head to the App Store and redownload iMovie. After that, follow these steps:

1) Open iMovie and tap Movie under Start New Project.

2) Choose your time-lapse video and tap Create Movie.

Create new movie in iMovie

3) Move the play head (vertical line) to the beginning of your video and tap to select your video. This will highlight it in yellow.

4) Tap the Speed icon at the bottom. Then move the slider to the left, towards the tortoise, to slow it down to the speed you want. You’ll see the duration of your video change as you move the slider. And you can tap the play icon at any time to check out a preview.

5) Tap Done when you finish.

iMovie Slow Down Time Lapse Video

You can then save, export, or share your slowed-down time-lapse video using the Share button at the bottom.

iMovie Share Slow Time Lapse Video

Time-lapse is a cool feature that lets you give your videos a neat effect or speed up a process you’re showing. But if your creation moves a little faster than you want, remember that with iMovie, you can slow it down.

Do you like to use the time-lapse video feature on your iPhone? What types of videos do you use it for?

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