Do you want to learn how to fast forward or speed up videos on your MacBook? Whether you’re editing a project or just want to quickly watch a video, iMovie has some simple yet powerful tools to help you achieve that. In this tutorial, we’ll show you three different ways to speed up your video clips in iMovie.
First, let’s start with the simplest way. Open iMovie and drag your video clip to the timeline. To mute the audio, grab the volume adjuster and pull it all the way down. Then, select your clip and go to the speedometer icon. Click on the drop-down menu and choose “Fast.” You can pick any speed you like, but let’s say we want to go with eight times faster. Finally, push play to preview your fast-forwarded clip. That’s it! You’ve successfully learned how to fast forward any video clip in iMovie.
Now let’s move on to the second method, which is a bit more complex but gives you more control over the speed. First, delete the clip from the timeline and drag it back in. Mute the audio as before. Next, let’s say you only want to speed up a certain part of the clip while keeping the rest at normal speed. To do this, hold down the “R” key, drag to the right, and select the area you want to speed up. Release the key and go to the speedometer icon. Choose your desired speed, such as eight times faster. Now you can preview your clip and see the smooth transition from normal speed to fast, and back to normal again.
Notice the controls at the front, middle, and end of the selected area. You can fine-tune the speed by dragging left or right to make it faster or slower. This method gives you a lot of flexibility, but keep in mind that it will affect the clip’s overall speed.
The third and final way to speed up your video clip is to use splits. Add a split before and after the part you want to speed up. Then, follow the same steps as the first method by going to the speedometer and choosing “Fast.” You can adjust the speed as before, but this method may have a more abrupt transition than the second method.
That’s it! You now know how to speed up any video clip in iMovie using three different methods. Remember to mute or lower the audio volume, and experiment with different speeds to find what works best for your project. Happy editing!