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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
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possible duplicate of How can I change the speed of a video? –  Eliah Kagan Oct 28 '12 at 16:16
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Avidemux

(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
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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:
http://slowmovideo.granjow.net/builds.php

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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 at 10:53
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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
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