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How to Speed Up a Canva Video — Step-by-step Tutorial

How to Speed Up a Canva Video — Step-by-step Tutorial

Oh! This video’s taking forever to play! Can I perhaps speed it up?

There definitely is, and guess what? There’s no need to install complicated video editing software for you to do it.

You only need to know how to do video editing in Canva and use a third-party site to speed up videos.

 

How to Speed Up a Canva Video

You currently cannot speed up a video in Canva alone. But, you can download the video first to your device before uploading it to EZGIF. From there, encode how fast you want the footage to be in the Multiplier box before saving the output video and reuploading it to Canva.

 

Speeding Up Canva Videos — Steps to Follow

As mentioned above, there’s no way you can increase the speed of videos in Canva during the editing process. 

The current version of the graphic design tool doesn’t feature such an option yet.

But, while waiting for the Canva team to put this feature, there’s a workaround that you can do to achieve such an effect.

Step 1: Open a design file by selecting the Create a New Design button on Canva’s home page. Then, search for “video” so Canva can give you options with the video templates to use.

How to Speed Up a Canva Video Step 1

You can also directly search for “video” through the search bar function on Canva’s home page. Just click on a video template that appears in the dropdown menu.

Step 2: Once you’re on the editor page, add a video clip. If you plan on using your footage, select the Uploads tab and choose Upload media.

How to Speed Up a Canva Video Step 2.1

If, however, you prefer to use stock footage, head to the Videos tab and choose a video clip that you’ll use. 

How to Speed Up a Canva Video Step 2.2

Click and drag the footage to the canvas. Refrain from adding video transitions and other effects as you’ll need to keep the footage in its original state.

Step 3: After adding the video clip on the canvas, right-click on the footage and select the Set video as background option. Then, head to the menu bar and select the Download button.

How to Speed Up a Canva Video Step 3.1

Make sure to choose the MP4 Video file type before downloading the video from Canva to your device.

How to Speed Up a Canva Video Step 3.2

Step 4: Once the video’s saved on the device you’re using, head to ezgif.com/video-speed. This site’s the third-party tool that you’ll use to adjust the speed of the video.

How to Speed Up a Canva Video Step 4.1

Select the Choose file button or click and drag the video file to the EZGIF site to upload it. Select the Upload video button to begin the process.

How to Speed Up a Canva Video Step 4.2

Step 5: Once the file’s uploaded to the site, you’ll see a preview window. Continue scrolling down until you see the Multiplier section.

How to Speed Up a Canva Video Step 5

In the Multiplier box, encode the video speed you want. Since you’re aiming to speed the Canva video up, type a number that’s above 1. 

For this video clip, I’ll go with 3.

Step 6: After setting the video speed, you can choose to keep the sound of the footage or remove it.

How to Speed Up a Canva Video Step 6

To do this, tick any of the 3 boxes for the video sound option: Mute (removes the sound), Keep original sound, and Change speed for sound.

In this example, I’ll choose the mute option.

Step 7: Head to the Change video speed button and click it. You’ll then see a preview of the output video. 

How to Speed Up a Canva Video Step 7.1

If you’re satisfied with how the video looks, select the Save button below the output video preview. The icon takes the shape of a diskette.

How to Speed Up a Canva Video Step 7.2

Step 8: After downloading the clip from EZGIF, head back to Canva and select the Upload tab on the left side panel.

How to Speed Up a Canva Video Step 8

Then, choose the Upload media button to import the sped-up footage from your device. You can also click and drag the footage directly to the editor page.

Step 9: Add the newly-uploaded video clip to the project by adding a new page. Click the “+” button to do this step.

How to Speed Up a Canva Video Step 9.1

Right-click on the footage again and select the Set Video as Background option.

How to Speed Up a Canva Video Step 9.2

Once the page’s added, click and drag the footage to it.

How to Speed Up a Canva Video Step 9.3

You can then adjust the video clip’s length by dragging its end part. Drag it to the left to trim it and to the right to lengthen it if it’s possible.

How to Speed Up a Canva Video Step 9.4

Then, you can proceed with adding effects, animations, text, and other graphic elements if needed. 

And, after you’re done, just select the Download button on the menu bar again to save it to your device.

How to Speed Up a Canva Video Step 9.5

Quick and easy, right? Just master these basic steps, and you’re good to go.