How To Add the Slow Mo Effect to your Tik Tok Video
TikTok is one of the best apps for making short videos. It’s got plenty of features including all kinds of effects and filters designed to help you express your creativity. The app is simple to use and has found its way to more than 200 million devices so far.
Adding effects to a video is relatively straightforward. You can do it as you record or after you are done. You can make some fresh clips if you combine different effects. In this article, we are going to explain how to add the slow-mo effect to your video, as well as how to add some other popular effects.
Adding Slow-Mo to Your Video
The slow-mo effect looks incredible in some situations. If you are recording something interesting or super-fast, you can always use this effect to make things more visible. It is great for making all kinds of funny videos, so you can experiment with this effect in many different situations.
TikTok is a well-designed app, so getting around isn’t that hard at all. The same can be said for the slow-mo effect. You are always only a few taps away from using it.
Here is what you should do:
- Open the app.
- Click on the “+” icon in the middle of the screen.
- Select the speed of the video you want to make.
You can easily set the speed of your video by tapping one of the available options. If you want to slow things down, you can choose between 0.1 and 0.5 times the original speed. However, the app also allows you to speed things up twice or three times compared to the original video.
There is a lot you can do with this app. It allows all kinds of effects that could make your video stand out from the crowd. Let’s take a closer look at some of the coolest effects you can use in the app.
Clone Yourself with a Cloning app
TikTok makes it possible to clone yourself several times and create a video of three or four of you talking, or doing anything else you can think of. That can result in some cool video clips, but it does take a little practice and patience at first. It also requires the use of an outside app.
Before you start recording a clone video, select a song you want to hear in the background. Save it to your camera roll and import the video to the Video Star app. It’s free and available for download in the App Store, but you will have to make in-app purchases to get access to all of the features. You will also use this app to do the actual cloning as TikTok doesn’t have that feature built in.
How to Make a Clone
Your phone will have to be very still to be able to make a clone video. It is best you use a tripod to make sure that nothing moves. Then, you have to pick the position for each clone before you record anything. You can use the app to record the clips, but you can also use the primary camera app if your phone has a good enough camera.
Record every “clone” separately and use the camera app to cut the clips, keeping only the parts where you are in perfect position. You should place the clones so that there is plenty of space in between them to prevent overlapping. The best way to do that is to record the video in an opened area, or somewhere spacious.
The app allows you to film only three clones, but you can increase that number by combining already cloned videos. You can, for example, use three videos of three clones and fuse them. That will probably be too much for beginners, but it’s possible with a little practice.
Sing Your Favorite Songs in Duet with Your Friends
Most TikTok users record themselves as they lip-sync to their favorite songs. It’s one of the most popular uses for this app. Well, you can also add a friend and sing songs in duets. That can help you create some funny and exciting videos in no time.
Here is how you do it:
- Open the app.
- Find a video made by a friend or pick one from your feed.
- Tap on the video you want to record a duet for.
- Tap the share button and select “Duet” from the menu
- Record your end of the duet over the video you’ve selected.
- When you are done, tap the red button saying “Next”.
- Tap the “Post” button, and the duet video will be posted on your profile.
Over to You
These are only few of the many fun things you can do on TikTok, some of them within the app itself, others with the help of compatible apps.
What are your favorite TikTok effects? Share your top picks in the comment section below!