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Create slow motion videos with Slowly for Windows Phone 8.1

We’re happy to see more video editing apps pop up for Windows Phone 8.1. Today, Slowly has been released to help you add slow motion effects to your videos. You can add multiple slow-motion regions and change the speed of every region of the clip. Select from 50%, 40%, and 25%. Want to see it in action? Head past the break to watch our hands-on video.

When you open Slowly, click the plus button to select one of your video clips. The clip will be displayed in slow motion by default, but you can set start and end points for only certain parts to be in slow motion. Slowly works both in portrait or landscape view.

Parts that are in regular speed are highlighted gray, while parts in slow motion are highlighted in your phone’s accent color. You can drag the playback control to fine-tune your start and end points.

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You can change the speeds of the regions in slow motion. Move your playback control to that part of the clip and then select one of the speed options:

  • Slow 50%
  • Slower 40%
  • Slowest 25%

Once you’re happy with the video, click next. Slowly will render the video and save it within the Slowly folder in your photo album. You can also share the clip by email, Facebook, OneDrive, and more.

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There’s one thing that users should keep in mind while playing with slow motion. Your devices are most likely recording videos at 30 frames per second or less. Making the clips 50%, 40%, or 25% slower will result in choppy videos. These slow-motion effects will look a lot better if your devices can shoot videos that are at least 60 frames per second.

Slowly is a free download from the Windows Phone Store. The ability to save projects is expected in an update. Try it out and let us know what you think in the comments! 

Via: Windows Blog Italia

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Create slow motion videos with Slowly for Windows Phone 8.1

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WP8.1 is Blue.. Lol❕ .. I think you mean WP "Threshold".....
I know, whatever... But, lets not forget about threshold, and what that might bring...

I don't know, but it seems like a software limitation. Camera sensors are there, acquiring images for the movie. If your hardware can only support a 1080p @ 30 fps bandwitdh (say 20 mbps) then logically you should get 720p @ 60 fps only messing with software. But I don't know anything, just guessing.

The iPhone can also shoot in 60fps too and they have nice slo mo apps like SloPro, hopefully the new Windows Phones can have a 60 or 120fps capabilities. Another thing that would be nice if we could export these to like Instagram or something! 

None that I know of unless Nokia unlocks something with the Blue firmware update. I'm hoping that in six months, when we finally DO get the option to buy a phone with hardware that isn't nearly two years old, it will include high frame rate video recording. Here is hoping for 240 fps video.

Kinda useless app when my L925 can only shoot 30fps. Would it be a matter of hardware or software to enable a phone to shoot 60+fps?

All these apps for WP8.1 which most don't have yet I can see a lot of rebroadcast of current articles when it does go live.

There isn't any unfortunately...
I really, really want 60fps..or 45fps - any kind of increase in frame rate would be good. Even if it meant dropping down to 720p.

Yep, good point.  An app for devices that can't actually make good use of it.  We likely won't see any 60fps or greater until next year, sad to say.

What kind of dog is that Mark?
Ours looks exactly the same and is a mix of Dachshund and Boxer. I have never seen a dog like ours until I saw your video.

type slowly in windows phone 8.1 store you will find this slowly app.Its name is slowly there is not mention.

I almost....aaaalmost gave up unlimited data for the Lumia Icon. I just don't think it's worth it. Whats the point of having blazing fast LTE if i can only use a little bit of it every month? i'll wait until i can afford it outright or find it on Craigslist or eBay...oh well.... :( Maybe i'll win one of those contests from Nokia. Heres to hoping! 

Hmm, crashes on my 1520 when trying to load a video... Most apps seems to crash when using full res stuff from the 1520. At least for me. 6tag, facebook beta, aviary and others :(

I hate that every app has to specalize in one area. Why can't we just get one video editing app that does it all?

Movie Maker can do that. Are there any other effects that we can use on our videos instead of just slowing it down?

The lumia 1520 has the same hardware as most droids shooting at 120fps so its clearly a software limitation, the same applies to Lumia 9xx we can at least get 60fps @720p with current tech like snapdragon s4, hope Nokia or Microsoft decide to do something about it sooner than later