Purpose of the 'speed' effect?

THX1139 Posts: 545 Just Starting Out

What is the intended use of the speed effect? It doesn't seem appropriate to changing the speed of clips but I can't find information on what it is meant for.


  • DanielGWood
    DanielGWood Posts: 1,018 Just Starting Out

    To quote the Reference Manual:


    Changes the playback speed of the layer.

    The speed effect does not change the duration of the layer on the timeline. If you reduce the speed of the layer you will not be able to see any frames which are not played before the end of the layer.

  • AxelWilkinson
    AxelWilkinson Posts: 5,252 Staff
    edited November 2016

    Speed is a legacy effect from earlier versions of HitFilm. It is also sometimes useful if you want to keyframe the speed to change over time.

    For a basic adjustment to the speed of a clip in HitFilm 4 or Pro 2017,  right-click the clip and select Speed/Duration, and enter a new speed there.