Things look cooler in slow motion, even little things such as water falling from a hose, salt falling onto a table.
To make slow motion videos, you can either record videos with a camera with slow motion mode or make a normal video slow motion with video editing apps. Some Android or iPhone models also offer the slo-mo feature in their default camera apps.
This post will cover both how to record slow motion videos and how to make a normal video slow motion.
How to Record Slow Motion Videos
Use a slow motion camera
Many cameras offer slow motion mode by default. Action cameras, for example, usually come with slow-motion mode. AKASO provides slow-motion recording in all its cameras, from the entry-level EK7000 to the flagship Brave 7. If you own an AKASO action camera, recording a slow motion video is as easy as clicking a few buttons.
Turn on the camera, tap the mode icon to enter the video mode menu, and select Slow Motion mode. You can shoot slow-motion videos at 1080p/120fps, 1080/60fps, 720/240fps.
Slow-motion video taken by AKASO V50 Elite
If your camera doesn't have a built-in slow motion video mode, no worry, shooting a video at 60fps, 120fps, or even higher frame rate per second, then editing the video with a slow-motion app can get you an awesome slow-motion video as well.
Most videos are played at 24, 30, or 60 frames per second, and if the camera manages to shoot more frames per second than 30 or 60 frames per second, the videos can be turned into slow motion.
Take slow motion on Android
Many high-end smartphones or even some affordable phones provide the slow-mo mode option in their camera apps. For example, Samsung S20+ provides Super Slo-mo, which enables you to capture slow motion at up to 960 fps.
If you are not sure if your Android phone supports slow motion videos, open the camera app on your phone, switch to video mode, go to Settings and check if there is a slo-mo option.
The followings are some of the Android models with slo-mo video mode.
- Google Pixel 3;
- OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 8T;
- Galaxy S9, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S20+;
- Sony Xperia 1, Sony Xperia 5 II;
- Huawei P40 Pro, Mate 30 Pro, Mate 40 Pro;
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, Mi Mix 3;
Do slow motion on iPhone
All iPhone models can shoot slow motion videos with the default camera app.
On the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X, 11, 12, you can record 1080p slow motion video at either 120 or 240 fps.
On the iPhone 7 or earlier, you can do slow motion at 1080p/120 fps or 720p at 240 fps.
Recording slo-mo videos on iPhone are easy.
Open the camera app on your iPhone and select Slo-Mo. Click the record button to starting recording. Most iPhone models only support slo-mo recording with rear camera, only On iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 models support Slo-Mo mode with the front camera.
Tip: You can change the frame rate in Settings > Camera > Record Slo-mo.
How to Make Videos Slow Motion
If you have a video at normal speed, you can slow down the videos with a dedicated slow motion app or a video editing tool with slow motion feature.
Make videos in slow motion on iPhone/Android
There are many apps that can help you make a video in slow motion on an iPhone or Android phone. Here are two easy-to-use apps for your reference.
Slow motion video FX(Android): This app does what its name suggests. You can import your normal videos into the app, and the app will allow you to choose the speed to slow down the videos. You can preview the slow-motion effect and save the change.
Slow Fast Slow(iPhone): This app is totally free and works great for editing slow-motion videos. It enables you to slow down or speed up videos, trim or reverse slow-motion videos, or even add pitch control.
Make slow motion videos on a computer
It is easy to slow down videos with a computer. There are many online tools that you can find in the browsers to slow down or speed up videos. And many video editors, such as Adobe Premiere Pro, PowerDirector, Final Cut Pro X, Shotcut, all come with slow-motion feature for you to slow down a video by the frame rate. Just download and try.