I'm new to video editing, and I'm trying to find the right software to fit my needs. I am interesting in creating videos where I want to speed up both the video and the sound together to rates of over 20x.

For example, here is the link to a YouTube video that is similiar to the style movie that I want to make. This person used iMovie to create this video.

I started with the standard GoPro Studio, but whenever you speed up video with that program, the sound is lost.

I then moved to CyberLink Power Director, and with that program, the sound is not able to be sped up over 8x I believe when attached to the video.

I heard about Sony Video Studio, but it looks like you can't speed up the video past 4x in that program.

I do not want to break the sound apart from the video and try an pair it back up after speed up both the sound and video individually. I also do not want to speed up the video/sound a small around, render the video, and then speed it up again, as that create a lot of redundant work.

Ideally, I would like to find the PC version of something like iMovie that has this capability.

  • Do you want the audio speedup to preserve pitch, or should a 100Hz sine wave in the input end up as a 2kHz sine wave in the output? Or do you want a fast-forward type of sound where snippets of the input are sped up a bit? (so you get a zip-zip-zip kind of sound.) Most of these options should be doable with ffmpeg, but IDK about a GUI video NLE that includes that. – Peter Cordes Nov 7 '15 at 23:40
  • Speeding video and audio with ffmpeg easy. For audio you use rubberband filter multiple times. – Paul B. Mahol Feb 15 '16 at 9:04

I think Premiere can easily reach 80x. And you can go past that putting sequences one into the other

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  • Import your file into a Premiere Pro project.
  • Click right on the clip and select "New Sequence from Clip".
  • The sequence is created.
  • In that sequence, click right on the clip and choose "Speed" from the pop up menu.
  • Adjust the speed percentage as you see fit.
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Almost every professional video suite can do it. Try premiere pro.

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