The iPhone 5 is the only iPhone model that lets you shoot slow motion videos with its native camera app. Lucky for non iPhone 5 owners, there’s a free app called SloPro, a viable solution for making slo-mo videos that’s compatible with all iPhones and iPads running iOS 6 and later.
Among all the video apps in the App Store that offer the slow motion feature, SloPro is the only one that lets you export the final video for free, and even with a watermark, its still one of the best options.
With the free version, you can also export the video to Facebook, Instagram or YouTube, but if you want to save the video in your iPhone’s camera roll and remove the ‘Made with SloPro’ watermark, you’ll have to pay $3.99. So, how does the free version work?
1. Download SloPro
Download and open the app on your iPhone or iPad.
2. Create your video
The app’s home screen gives you the option to record a video, but you can also import an existing video stored on your iPhone. Tap the thumbnail in the bottom left, choose the import icon, and then select the video clip that you want to turn into a slow motion video.
3. Customize the slo-mo effect
After shooting or importing the video, you can edit and customize the slow motion effect by tapping Edit.
What exactly can you do with the clip? On the bottom of the screen, there is a timeline with the video and the following options:
- Clip in: Corresponds to the beginning of the sequence to export
- Speed in: Shows the starting point for the slow motion effect
- Speed out: Shows where the slow motion effect ends
- Clip out: Shows the end of the clip for export
Tap on each and move the cursor with your finger to specify the exact section you want to use.
At the top of the screen, you’ll find two important options. The first is Slow, which has a percentage level that lets you change the speed of the slo-motion effect (SloPro also let’s you make short timelapses with a few clicks).
The second feature, Render, offers 3 automatic editing options: Optical Flow, Frame Blend and Ghost. Their quality depends on the quality of the original video, but these could, in some cases, stabilize the image correctly or improve the transitions between the different images.
4. Export video
Now that you’ve edited your video, you can export it for free to Facebook, Instagram or even YouTube by tapping on the Export icon in the bottom left of the screen.
And here’s the final video with the slow motion feature!
If you like the result, then download SloPro for iPhone.
If you want to know more about your iPhone, read all about iOS 7.
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