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How to Use Slow Motion on the Galaxy S9/S9+

Posted by Arch on July 13, 2018

Both the Galaxy S9 and S9+ come with a professional-grade Dual Aperture camera. This lets you take amazingly detailed videos in various lighting conditions.

The camera records videos at 960 frames per second. This means that you can create considerably better slow-motion videos than with previous Samsung phones. The Super Slow-Mo feature is one of the things that make these phones stand out.

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ also have simple and effective editing options. Hence, you can create impressive videos with slow-mo action without having to deal with complex editing software.

A Quick Guide to Recording in Slow Motion

But how do you use the Super Slow-Mo feature?

  1. Open the Camera App

There is a Camera icon on your home screen.

  1. Choose Super Slow-Mo at the Top of Your Screen

There is an options bar on top, and you should scroll through it until you find the caption “Super Slow-Mo”.

It’s important to keep in mind that Slow-Mo only supports HD resolution.

  1. Choose Between Automatic and Manually Activated Slow Motion

Is it entirely up to you to decide which of these two options works better for you.

If you decide to go for automatic Super Slow-Mo, there will be a yellow square on your screen. You should position this square on wherever you expect the action to take place. When someone or something moves into the area marked by this square, the app will start recording in slow-motion.

In contrast, the manual option makes it easier to react in the moment. However, you’ll need some practice to get it right. It might be a good idea to start off with automatic slow-motion recording.

  1. Start Recording

Slow-mo recording happens in shots of 20 frames. It records 0.2 seconds of slow-mo video and extends it to 6.4 seconds of playback.

  1. Repeat Slow-Mo as Often As You Want While Filming

There is no need to limit yourself to a single shot per video. Tap the slow-mo button as many times as you want. If you’re taking multiple shots, manually activated slow motion might be better for you.

What Happens with the Video When You’re Done?

You can find your recording in the gallery. Slow-motion videos are marked with an icon of fading circles.

When you open your video, the slow-motion parts are marked on the video progress bar in yellow.

Here are some of the ways to edit your video:

  • Trimming

You can use the scissors icon to cut away parts of the video.

  • Adding Music of Your Choice

The music note icon on the bottom right side lets you change the audio of your recording.

  • Removing the Slow-Mo Effect Entirely

You can toggle the slow motion on and off.

  • Converting It To a Gif

If you swipe up from your editing screen, you’ll access a different kind of editor. Here, you can apply various effects, like looping the video, reversing it, or adding a boomerang effect. The end result is a gif.

  • Set to Your Lock Screen

You can use the video as your lock screen wallpaper.

  • Share on Social Media

Whether you’ve made a video or a gif, sharing it with the world is part of the fun.

A Final Thought

A good idea is all you need to make something funny or moving. But special effects can help make that idea a reality. Adding slow motion to your repertoire can make your videos unique and memorable.

One thought on “How to Use Slow Motion on the Galaxy S9/S9+”

Shengh Xiong says:
I used to be able to turn off the BGM and leave the original recorded sound. Why can’t I do that anymore?! The automated songs are annoying and I cannot find the option to have the original recorded music. Please help me with this issue!
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