Install SlowmoVideo, slow-motion video creator in Ubuntu 13.10

October 22, 2013 — 1 Comment

slowmoVideo is an OpenSource program that creates slow-motion videos from your footage. This tutorial shows how to install it in Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Linux Mint 13/14/15/16 via PPA.

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.

How does slow motion work? slowmoVideo tries to find out where pixels move in the video (this information is called Optical Flow), and then uses this information to calculate the additional frames between the ones recorded by your camera.


  • Videos in any format supported by ffmpeg can be loaded. Image sequences can also be loaded, so, if you did a timelapse with too few frames, slowmoVideo may help as well.
  • slowmoVideo does not work with a constant slowdown factor but with curves that allow arbitrary time accelereation/deceleration/reversal.
  • Motion blur can be added, as much as you want.

Install Slowmovideo via PPA:

SlowmoVideo requires FFMPEG and WinFF, install them from Ubuntu Software Center.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one to install slowVideo in Ubuntu and its derivatives:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/slowmovideo

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install slowmovideo

If you don’t want to add this PPA, download the Debs from the launchpad page.

slowmoVideo Ubuntu 13.10

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