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I've taken footage of sunsets and traffic etc and would like to make my hour long footage last only 30secs or so, what software can I use to perform this. Thank you for your time. Phil

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Have you tried PiTiVi? It is included by default in Ubuntu. – pl1nk Jun 2 '12 at 19:17
possible duplicate of How can I change the speed of a video? – Eliah Kagan Oct 28 '12 at 16:16
@pl1nk the name of the according pitivi filter is … ? I can't find any. – Giszmo Jul 17 at 10:15


(has GUI for both GTK and QT). (see Video->Frame Rate in application menu)

Install via the software center

You could also try Virtualdub

Sorry for that last comment it was the wrong link. Also take a look at this to see if it helps.

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Could you describe how to do that exactly with Avidemux? – Jakob Jun 2 '12 at 20:10

Kdenlive also has a video speed effect.

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@DracNoc I recommend editing this answer to provide more information, or at least a link, for information about how to install Kdenlive and how to use its video speed effect. – Eliah Kagan Oct 2 '12 at 11:39
Under Effects -> Motion -> Speed you can set a speedup: – Tully Jan 3 '15 at 8:13

You could use slowmoVideo for the purpose. The description of the software from their site:

"slowmoVideo is an OpenSource program that creates slow-motion videos from your footage. But it does not simply make your videos play at 0.01× speed. You can smoothly slow down and speed up your footage, optionally with motion blur."

You can find the latest Ubuntu build of this application at:

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@Jakob, Yes that's true. But as the application's description clearly says, it can also be used to speed up the footage. – saji89 Jun 2 '12 at 20:12
oh, sorry! Could you describe how to do that? – Jakob Jun 2 '12 at 20:15
Not available for Ubuntu 14 (and Mint 17). – Janis Jun 21 '14 at 10:53

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