One of the coolest yet most unappreciated capabilities of video-editing programs is the ability to change the speed of video clips. Changing the speed of a clip serves many useful purposes:
- Add drama to a scene by slowing down the speed to create a “slow-mo” effect.
- Make a scene appear fast-paced and action-oriented (or humorous, depending upon the subject matter) by speeding up the video.
- Help a given video clip better fit into a specific time frame by speeding it up or slowing it down slightly. For example, you may be trying to time a video clip to match beats in a musical soundtrack.