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Video Making
« on: April 05, 2012, 07:11:07 PM »
Hi Gang

Does anyone know how I can take a video filmed at the usual speed and 'jig' it somehow so it is viewed in 'fast forward'?

I want to acheive the sort of thing you saw in the old comedy sketches by Benny Hill where everyone chase Mr. Hill around in single file etc?

Anyone got any ideas?

My only idea is to film the sequence as standard - drop it onto a dvd - set the dvd on x4 forward and record the tv screen - it's a bit Heath Robinson and not as good as I want it to be and if anyone else has any ideas I'd be chuffed to hear them.

BTW: Heath Robinson was an early C20th illustrator who specialized in ... well I'll let this guy tell you - he's better at it than me.

Cheers Gang


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Re: Video Making
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2012, 10:57:52 AM »
Hi Dom,

Open up your video in Windows Live Movie Maker. Go to Edit --> Speed.   Then set your speed to 2x or whatever you prefer.  But there's one drawback ... when you export the movie, the new version of Movie Maker will not include the sound track. (not sure why)   You can get around that issue by downloading the older version 2.6 at

To speed up your movie (with sound included) using Movie Maker 2.6:

- add movie to timeline
- select "Edit Movie" --> "Speed Up, Double" (add to storyboard)

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Re: Video Making
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2012, 12:25:26 PM »
Ah - you're a star in more ways than one Mark!

Cheers bud

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Re: Video Making
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2012, 08:40:50 AM »
I wish I was