How to make a frame-by-frame video by converting a standard video

Whether they are a recording of something amazing or completely mundane, slow-motion videos are always stunning. Watching the staccato effect and watching several hours of videos compressed in a few seconds or minutes make watching exciting.

Creating a slow-motion video usually takes a long time. You need a suitable camera, storage for the footage, a reliable tripod or tripod, and good weather if you are outside. A frame-by-frame video may take some time to get right, and it may require several attempts.

However, you can use the app to create a slow motion video from a standard video. And in this article we will explain how to do it

The time interval after production versus the true time

You have two options for recording time-lapse video.

  1. Take the time to prepare, and then record a frame-by-frame video of how the events happen.
  2. Convert a standard video to a slow motion movie.

But are there any differences in quality? It depends on what you are using as a camera.

With a dedicated slow-motion camera (or a slow-motion camera) and the right lighting, the results should be good. Just make sure that the delay between snapshots is appropriate for the object!

Meanwhile, mobile devices used to record time-lapse footage (or record footage for conversion to slow motion) can lead to slightly worse results. This may be due to a slightly unstable tripod or just the weight of the device. Meanwhile, problems with autofocus can affect the video quality.

To convert the footage into slow motion video, you have two main options: desktop and mobile.

Not just frame-by-frame: hyperlipsis too!

It’s not just a slow-motion video that you can make this way. Hyperlapse, a similar technique that shows small camera movements, is another option.

If you convert a video that already has camera movement, the results will be more hypersensitive than frame-by-frame. In short, you have two output options, each of which will give amazing results.

Just make sure that any video you highlight as a hyperlipse doesn’t contain too many camera movements. Any movement should be very slow and smooth enough to be invisible in the finished video.

Hyperlapse is gaining popularity, and there are more ways to create videos using this visual technique.

Convert video to slow motion on the desktop

Many desktop video editors have built-in tools that make converting a standard clip into a slow motion movie very easy.

But if you’re looking for free time-lapse video creation software, there’s no better option than VLC. This versatile media player (check out the best features of VLC
          ) this is one of those cross-platform applications that everyone should use. It is available for Windows, macOS and Linux.

Download: VLC Media Player (Free)

Please note that if you are doing this on Windows 10, be sure to run VLC Media Player with elevated privileges. Just right-click the application icon and select ‘Run as Administrator’ and accept the ‘User Access Control’ notification.

Then open ‘Tools’>'Settings’ and find the switches at the bottom of the screen ‘Show settings’. Select ‘All’ (#1 in the image below), then in the new window that appears, find ‘Video’. You can use the search box at the top if you can’t find it.

Expand the Filters and select FPS Converter. In the right pane, enter the new frame rate. With a frequency of 30 or more frames per second in the original video, 10 frames per second is a good option. Too high, and the frame-by-frame video will look too smooth, too low, and it will seem jerky. Experiment to get the best results.

To finish, click Save. Then go to Media>Convert/Save, click Add, then find the video you want to convert.

Click the arrow next to the ‘Convert’ button / Save’ and select ‘Convert’. In the Settings panel, click the wrench icon, then Video Codec>’Filters’ and check the FPS conversion video filter.

Click Save, then in the Destination File field, specify the location to save the compiled frame-by-frame video. Name it, then click ‘Start’.

In a few moments you will see a compiled frame-by-frame movie ready for viewing in any video player or publishing on the Internet.

Turn a mobile video into a slow motion movie

So many frame-by-frame apps are available for iOS and Android. But what if you want to make a frame-by-frame movie from the already captured material in the standard video camera mode? The answer, of course, is a special application designed to convert the footage into slow motion.

Make Hyperlapse on Android

Probably the best Hyperlapse mobile app for mobile devices is Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile, capable of recording hyperlips and converting existing videos.

Download: Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile (Free)

After launching, you will see two options in this landscape-only app. Select ‘Import Existing Video’ and find the appropriate video on your phone.

On the next screen you will see a preview of the video with several options.

Tap the menu in the upper right corner to view the settings, where you will have the option to export 1080p videos and export to SD storage. These options are disabled by default. Please note that it is not possible to import video clips with a resolution higher than 1080p, so there are no 2K and 4K videos.

At the top of the screen you will see information about the duration and speed of the video. At the bottom, meanwhile, look for pens. They can be dragged to reduce the length of the video. Dragging these handles shortens the duration of the video.

When you are satisfied, click the check button and wait for the video to be imported. This may take some time depending on the length of the video. I saved the results in GIF format to give you an idea of what they might look like.

How to create Hyperlapse with iOS

On the iPhone, you can use the frame-by-frame photography mode in the camera app to create a hyperlipse. This video tutorial demonstrates how simple it is:

As long as you have a steady hand (or use one of the best iPhone Gimbals
          You should get excellent results.

It is very easy to make a time interval without any settings!

This may be a lazy alternative to creating an authentic frame-by-frame video, but if you want to make a slow-motion video as an afterthought, then use one of these methods. You can always go back to the shooting location and shoot the same scenes using an app or a special camera, but converting standard video to slow motion is faster.

And with the tools we mentioned above, you can do it in just a few minutes. So why not share your work online? After all, frame-by-frame videos are one of the most popular types of videos on YouTube.