Tips & Tricks

How to Take and Edit Slow Motion Videos on iPhone

Slow motion videos have been possible on the iPhone since the release of iPhone 5s. Using the Camera app, you can easily capture Slo-Mo videos on your iPhone. You can record videos at 240 fps and play them at 1/4 of that speed, without sacrificing the video quality. In this tutorial, we will show you how to record slow motion videos on your iPhone using Slo-Mo mode, and edit them as needed.

How to Take Slo-Mo Video on iPhone

  1. Open the Camera app on your iPhone.
  2. Swipe right or left on the screen until you reach the Slo-Mo mode.

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  3. To begin recording a slow motion video, point your camera at your subject, then press the red circle button at the bottom of the screen to start recording.

    Tip: if you’d like to capture a still image while recording, press the white circle button to the left of the record button. A still image will be captured while the recording is active.

  4. Once you’re done, tap the record button again to stop the recording. The Slo-Mo video is automatically saved to the Photos app and its thumbnail will appear in the bottom left corner of the Camera app.

How to View & Edit Slo-Mo Video on iPhone

  • When you’re done recording a Slo-Mo video on your iPhone, it will be saved automatically to the Camera Roll. Open the Photos app and go to Camera Roll.
  • Find the Slo-Mo video that you just recorded and tap on it to open.
  • To view the Slo-Mo video, press the play button in the center of the screen.


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  • There’s a timeline at the top that allows you to edit the video. You can change the time when the slow motion effect begins and ends.

  • The area where the bars have the largest gap is the part of the video that is in slow motion.
  •  Outside this area is the portion of the video that will be played at normal speed.
  • To change the timing, slide the black bars to the left or right.
  • Once you’re done editing, press the Done button in the corner of the screen.


How to Change the FPS Rate of Slo-Mo Videos

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Go to Photos & Camera.
  3. Under Camera section, tap on Record Slo-mo. (This option is only available in iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and above.)
  4. Here you can choose whether slow motion videos should be recorded at 120 fps or 240 fps.