Ever wonder how filmmakers create slow-motion videos?
You’d probably think that you would need a powerful video editing tool to be able to do this feat.
Slow-mo footage indeed is more cinematic and artistic compared to parts of a film played at regular speed. It’s like you’ll be drawn to focus more on that specific scene.
Yet, there’s an easier and newbie-friendly way to slow videos down without all the complicated video editing stuff.
If you’re that eager to learn such a method of slowing videos in Canva, you better keep reading.
How to Slow Down a Canva Video
Currently, there’s no direct method of slowing down videos in Canva. But, you can download the Canva video first before you upload it to EZGIF and adjust the video motion there. After which, reupload the now slow-motion footage to Canva and edit it accordingly.
Slowing Down Canva Videos — Here’s How You Can Do It
As mentioned earlier, Canva doesn’t feature a direct way of allowing its users to slow down videos in it.
But, you can still achieve the dramatic feel of slow-motion footage if you combine video editing in Canva with a nifty third-party tool.
Here’s what you should do to be able to slow down any video in Canva:
Step 1: Open a new design file by selecting the Create a Design button on Canva’s home page. Then, find video templates through the search bar.
Or, you can directly type “video” in the search bar. Canva will then show you a dropdown menu featuring various video templates available.
Click on the template you’ll use.
Step 2: Once you’re on the editor page, add a video you want to use.
If you want to use a video saved on your computer, head to the Uploads tab on the left side panel. Open the video file by clicking the Upload Media button.
You can also click and drop the footage from your computer to the editor page directly.
But, if you prefer to use stock videos in Canva, head to the Videos tab and browse through the video clips available.
Once you’ve selected footage to use, click and drag it to the canvas.
Step 3: After adding the footage, don’t proceed with adding video transitions just yet.
Right-click on the video first and select the Set video as background option.
Head to the menu bar and click on the Download button first. Make sure to select the MP4 Video file type before you choose the Download button on the dropdown menu.
You can view this quick tutorial on how to download a video in Canva if you prefer it.
Then, wait for a few moments for Canva to export the footage to your device.
Step 4: Once the video is successfully saved, head to Google Chrome (or whatever browser you’re using) and type ezgif.com/video-speed on the address bar.
Once you’re on the site, select Choose File to open the video file.
You can also drag and drop the file to the Upload video file section to achieve the same feat (if your device allows you to do so).
Then, select the Upload video button to begin the importing process.
Step 5: After uploading the video file, you’ll be redirected to a preview window. Keep scrolling until you arrive at the Multiplier option.
In the Multiplier box, encode the speed you want your video to have. Since we’re aiming to slow down the footage, key in numbers lesser than 1.
In this case, we’ll go with 0.5.
Step 6: After adjusting the video speed, you can opt to keep, remove, or change the sound speed in the footage.
Just tick any of the 3 boxes found after the Multiplier section: Mute (removes the sound), Keep original sound, and Change speed for sound.
In this case, we’ll just tick the Mute option as slowing down the video can affect how the sound is played as well.
Step 7: If you’re done making changes to the video, click the Change video speed button.
This will then produce the output video. You can watch it to see what the new footage looks like.
If you’re good with the current speed of the video, scroll down further until you see a line of icons. Select the Save button to download the newly-adjusted footage.
Step 8: After downloading the footage to your device, upload the new video in Canva.
Head to the Uploads tab on the left side panel and select the Upload media button.
Another way is to click and drag the newly-downloaded video file directly to Canva’s editor page.
Step 9: Add a new page on the video reel by clicking the “+” button beside the existing video clip you have.
Then, click and drag the now slow-motion video to the new page. From there, adjust the length of that particular clip by dragging it either to the right or the left.
Proceed with adding animations and other graphics before downloading the final video file.
Very simple, right? With Canva and EZGIF, you’ve created a slow-motion video without installing video editing software.
So, what’re you waiting for? Try slowing down your Canva videos now!
Frequently Asked Questions about How to Slow Down a Canva Video
Does Canva currently allow changing the speed of video files?
Canva doesn’t have a feature in place yet allowing users to directly alter the video speed. But, you can head to the ezgif.com site to adjust the speed of the footage first before proceeding with other video editing works in Canva.
How can you shorten the video clip’s length in Canva?
To cut short or trim the length of video clips in Canva, just select the end part of that footage and drag it to the left. Continue dragging until you achieve the desired video length.
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