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YouTube now lets you add slow-motion effect to your videos

If you’ve ever been annoyed by the speed of your user-generated videos on YouTube, then fear not avid creator.

YouTube has just added a new “slowmo” tool to its YouTube Editor enhancements, which does pretty much exactly what it sounds like. “You’ll get a smooth, slomo video that makes it look like it was filmed with a high-speed camera,” the site states on the YouTube creator’s blog.

Why would you want to transform your video into slow motion? Well, my guess is about 90 percent of the time it’ll be for comedic effect, and 1 percent devoted to classic rap music videos. The remaining 9 percent of the time it’ll be used in conjunction with YouTube’s other video tools (cropping, audio editing, transitions, etc.) when trying to create something artistic.

And apparently, slow-motion videos are quite popular on YouTube, with the site even pointing out that YouTube channel partners The Slow Mo Guys having over 2 million subscribers.

Check out one example of the slomo tool in action via the before and after videos embedded below.

Photo via korosirego/Flickr


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