How to make a timelapse video
Make a timelapse video online
If you are looking to create beautiful time lapses for skipping over boring video parts, to make videos funnier or just to showcase a beautiful landscape you are in the right place. Bring over videos you recorded on any camera and transform them into a timelapse in minutes with our online video maker.
Showcase beautiful scenery
A time lapse video is a great way to showcase landscapes, cityscapes or nightscapes. It will add a quality feel to your video and keep your viewers engaged.
Speed through instructions
If you are creating tutorials, how-to videos, cooking videos or any other instructional video it is worth it to use timelapses for some parts of the video where people don’t need to watch the content at regular speed to save some time.
Make Instagram, TikTok or Story videos
People watching videos on social media don’t usually have the time or patience to watch long videos, using a timelapse is a great way to share ideas faster and make sure people watch them.
Jump over boring video parts
Some video parts might be worth watching but maybe they don’t have the same priority as others, especially in gaming videos, skimming through them with a timelapse is a great way to keep that content in your video.#
The first step in making a timelapse from any video is to add it to your Flixier media library. You can add videos from your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox, Youtube, Zoom, Twitch and many more.
When the media is in your library you can now drag and drop it on the Flixier timeline and move the Video Speed slider located at the right side of the screen to the right. This will transform your video into a timelapse instantly.
When done, publish your video directly to Social Media, YouTube or Google Drive. If you want to save your video on your computer that is also easily possible.
Why use Flixier to make timelapse videos
It works with any video
What’s great about our video maker is that it works with any video, you can record with your smartphone, a camera or even screen record and use that footage in a timelapse.
Access it on any computer
Because Flixier is an online video maker you can access it on any computer at any time without having to download or install any software. You can start making time lapse videos in seconds.
Add motion titles and text
Especially useful in instructional, how-to, or tutorial videos, you can add Motion titles, lower thirds and calls to action to your timelapse to better explain your ideas and keep viewers interested.
Cut, trim and adjust
With our video maker you can do more than time lapse videos. Easily cut, trim, crop, add effects, filters, sound and so much more.
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Frequently asked questions.
How do you make a timelapse video?
To make a timelapse from any video follow these three easy steps: Step 1. Drag the videos in the Flixier library and then on the timeline. Step 2. Use the video speed slider to increase the speed to your liking. Step 3. When you are ready, publish your video to your social media accounts, your cloud storage or download it to your computer.
Can you turn a video into a timelapse?
Yes you can turn any video into a timelapse with our video maker even if you didn’t record at a low frame rate or with a timelapse mode. Just use the video speed setting in the Flixier video maker and increase the playback speed of your video to transform it into a timelapse.
How do you make a timelapse video on your phone?
To make a timelapse on your phone go into your Camera app, click more or settings and select Timelapse, now keep your phone in a steady position and press record. You will need to wait a while for a short time lapse because this mode will usually transform a couple of minutes into a couple of seconds of video. When done go to the Flixier online video maker to edit your timelapse.