Can you speed up a recorded screencast?

Apr 15, 2014

I know I can insert a recorded screencast into a SL project as either one slide (one video) or as a group of slides that each contain starting and ending frames that can be "fine tuned".

My manager knows that we can edit a single video, but from what I just tested, it can be trimmed or cropped, and volume can be increased, but nothing to speed up either the single video movie or to speed up the frames in a slide by slide insertion.  Am I correct that Storyline does not offer that?

Any recommendations for video editing software that does do this?  Thanks.

21 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Donna,

There isn't a feature within Storyline's video editing or screen recording fine tuning to speed up the playback, but it's certainly something worth sharing in the form of a feature request. Those go to our product development team and we're always interested to hear about new features or ideas you have that would make working with Articulate products easier and faster for you! 

Kim Mason

I had a similar issue - I had View, Try and Test screen recordings but I wanted to speed up the data entry bits on the View recording (i.e. I didn't want to force the viewer to endure each key depression when showing data entry of names and addresses).

I got round it by right-clicking on the screen recording in the timeline, selecting "Timing" option and reducing the recording time length. You need to slide the (now reduced screen recording timeline object) along to the end of the timeline - for it to work. If you leave it where it is, on the timeline, it still plays at the original speed.

It's not a perfect solution but it's the only one I got to work.

I know this thread is three years old - but knowledge has no best-before date.


Donna Copeland

Yes, I am thrilled to hear the answer even if it is years old! I will try it out shortly!!!

Donna Copeland
Technical Writer - Franchise Systems
Express Employment Professionals | International Headquarters
9701 Boardwalk Blvd. | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73162
405.840.5000 | ext. 4160

Andy Jones

Running into this problem so 3 possible solutions.

1) Have any data entry text ready to cut and paste into the recording area

2) Cut the timings you have to only show the end

3) Duplicate the slide, then cut the end off the 1st one and the start off the Duplicate. Put a playful "some time later" graphic fading into the end of the 1st and out at the start of the 2nd and voila.  User doesn't have to sit through 30+ seconds of me typing.


The last one does not work.  You can only cut off the end of the typing, not the start.  Ah well.

Andy Jones

Update to this.  This one works :)

Perform action fine tuning to cut out the end.  Then duplicate the slide and do the same to cut out the beginning in the duplicate slide.

Another option is to use Action Fine Tuning to remove the start, and then put a white (or whatever colour) box over the top and fade it out.  The typing text will fade in whilst nearly at the end of the typing.  

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Charity, 

Great question - I haven't seen a method to slow down a screen recording, so you may want to look at any external tools that would allow you to do so! 

Also, take a look at the tutorials here on using and inserting screen recordings for what things you can edit and change! 

Leslie McKerchie

Not yet, Denise. Our open feature request includes this conversation, so we can keep tracking and sharing updates with you here.

I wanted to share some information about how we manage these feature requests, which may be helpful. 

I appreciate you popping in to share how you would use this feature, and welcome to E-Learning Heroes. 😊

Eric Santos

I'm happy to jump in here, Georgina! I went ahead and added your voice to the feature request to allow course authors to edit the video and audio speed in Storyline 360. If this feature is added to Storyline, we'll update this discussion, and you'll be among the first to know.

Thanks for reaching out!