How to make a timelapse video online

We’ve got just the thing: our tool will take a recording or a movie and speed it up — that’s all you need to get the authentic timelapse effect.

Clideo’s timelapse video maker is online and free to use, works from any device, whether that’s a computer like Windows and Mac, or an iPhone, iPad and Android device. And believe it or not, it’s really easy and safe to use. Try and see yourself.

  1. Upload your standard-speed movie

    To begin, head over to Clideo’s timelapse video tool, which you can access directly from your browser. This will work on any web browser of your choice, just as long as it has an internet connection.

    Once you’ve landed on the tool’s homepage, you’ll be greeted by a big blue ‘Choose file’ button. Give this a tap and you’ll be presented with the option to upload your clip directly from the device you’re using.

    Upload video to make timelapse

    Please note that all the major video formats are supported, including MP4, AVI, MPG, WMV, MOV, etc.

    Is your clip stored on a cloud account? We’ve got that covered, too. Hit the down arrow on the right-hand side of the button and you’ll be able to add a file from your Google Drive or Dropbox accounts.

  2. Time lapse it

    All you need to do is adjust the speed settings by dragging across the button on the ‘Change video speed’ bar.

    At this point, you should be aware that anything above the 1.0x speed will give you the desired timelapse effect. However, be sure to check out some of our pre-selected speed options of 1.25x, 1.5x and 2x to see which outcome you prefer best.

    Speed up video to make timelapse

    The only downside with speeding up a clip retrospectively like this is that the audio will distort. You can easily fix this, though. Simply check the ‘Mute’ box and your video’s sound will be removed.

    Next, change the file’s output video format if you need to. We recommend MP4 for anything that you plan to transfer over to a mobile device.

    Change format of timelapse video

    Finally, hit the ‘Speed’ button at the bottom and your timelapse clip will begin processing.

  3. Download your new clip

    After a few short moments, your new movie will be ready to download. Before saving to your device, we recommend giving it a quick preview to ensure it’s all to your liking. Do so by tapping the play button in the preview pane.

    Download made timelapse video

    Happy with the result? Select the green 'Download' button. Like before, you’ll have the option to either save back to your device or to a cloud storage account and once selected, it’ll be saved and ready to be enjoyed again and again!

We are regularly improving our tools to add new features or enhance your experience. Check our Help Center for the most recent instructions.