Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge How to Use Slow Motion
Taking video in slow motion can add an element of drama to your clip. It may also make it easier to see fast movements. Conveniently, your Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge already comes with this feature built-in, so you don’t need a fancy camera to make your own slow motion clips.
Check out how to utilize this feature and take your videos to the next level. Follow the simple steps below to access the slow motion feature on your smartphone.
Step 1 – Accessing Slow Motion
First, tap on the Camera icon on the Home screen. From there, tap the Mode icon and then select Slow Motion.
Step 2 – Record Your Video
Record your video as normal by tapping on the circle icon with the red inner circle to start recording. To stop, tap the button again.
Step 3 – Edit or View
To edit or view your slow motion clip, tap on the Preview thumbnail. Tapping on the Slow Motion icon will play the video in slow motion. If you don’t tap the Slow Motion icon, your video will play at normal speed.
Additionally, if you want to edit your video, tap on the Pause button to change slow motion sections. Trim the segments by dragging the start and end brackets. The segments that are within these brackets will remain in your clip while everything else will be removed.
Furthermore, dragging the white circle selects the video segments you want to be played in slow motion.
Step 4 – Editing Slow Motion Segments
Tapping on the slow motion section changes different aspects of the video clip like:
- Speed – edit playback speed of selected segment
- Split – splits the segment into two parts
- Delete – removes the selected segment of the video
Step 5 – Save
When you are finished editing, you can tap on the Export button to save the video to your Gallery.
Additional Video Tips
Here are some additional tips you may find helpful when shooting video clips with your Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge:
- You can access and edit your video clips at any time via your Gallery.
- The slow motion effect extends to the sound recording, so you may have to mute the audio if it sounds strange.
- The play speed for slow motion videos is 1/2x, 1/4x, and 1/8x.
- The smaller value playback increases file size and video output.
Using Third-Party Editing Apps
Sometimes you may want more control over the editing. While the native editing feature on your Samsung S6/S6 Edge provides basic features, you might want advanced features like music or text overlays. Most video editing apps available on the Play Store are free to download but may have add-on transactions for access to advanced tools.
Many of these apps are dependent on the version of Android you have installed on your phone, so double-check prior to downloading one.
You don’t have to wait until you get to your home desktop to make advanced edits to your video clips. Instead, you can cut and select segments you want viewed in slow motion using the editing features that are native on your phone. And if you would like more control over different editing aspects, you can easily download a third-party app to enhance your video editing experience.