Have you ever wanted to create a stop-motion video from a video you have already created? Perhaps as an example taking part of a live stream and creating an accelerated video to help you promote your replay?
Or you have captured a great live event and want to slow down the action to create an engaing social video?
Now you can in a quick and easy way with one of my favourite inexpensive online video tools – Kapwing.
I have been testing a number of their new features out in recent weeks since I discovered them (more of that in future tutorials). Kapwing is a great tool for your corpporate communcations, social media or digital communications team who need to create a stop-motion video quickly and without having to learn video editing tools.
You can either use the url from a video you have posted online or upload a video. I am still waiting for the team to let me know the maximum duration of a video it can work with. I tested it with a video replay of a live stream which was about 40 minutes and it could not process that. So in the video tutorial I will share with you here I used a link to a video I had posted to YouTube and it was just a minute in length.
To use the Kapwing stop-motion tool you will need to create a free account with Kapwing – make sure that you use your Chrome browser.
You will see the option at the top of the site to create a stop-motion video adnfrom there is is really straight forward.
You can follow the four seps below to create your stop-motion video:
1 – Trim your video using the Kapwing platform
2 – Choose the speed for your stop motion video
3 – Select the clip rate (the number of frames per second from the original video)
4 – Create the stop-motion video – this will be watermarked or you can choose to pay a small fee for one video download not watermarked or subscribe to the monthly plan which allows you to use the other Kapwing tools for unlimited downloads (currently $10 a month).
To learn more about how to create a stop motion video using Kapwing on your desktop watch this video on YouTube or the tutorial below.
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