Playing a video backwards can tell the story in a more interesting and intriguing way. There are video reverser apps and software that can help you make any video backwards in PC, Mac, iPhone or Android.
Here we'll introduce the 6 best video reversing software and how to reverse videos with these video reversers.
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PawEditor is an excellent video editing software which can reverse videos with after effect. It can clip a video and reverse only the part you want to play backwards. After reversing a video clip, you can also use PawEditor to adjust the reverse speed and strengthen the reverse effect. Audio files can be reversed via PawEditor, too.
You can complete basic video editing(trim, crop, resize, merge) and apply advanced video editing techniques(color correction, transition, animation) with PawEditor.
How to Reverse Video with PawEditor
Step 1: Download and install PawEditor on your PC. Double click the PawEditor icon to launch it.
Step 2: Import a video you want to play in reverse to the media library of PawEditor by double-click.
Step 3: After importing, add the video to a timeline track. Then click Effect > Play Reverse to apply the reverse effect the video.
Tip: If you need to reverse a segment of the video, move the cursor on the starting point of the segment in the timeline and click the scissors icon to split the video. Then clip the video one more time on where you want the reverse clip to end. Select the video clip and apply the Play Reverse effect on the clip only.
Step 4: When the reverse effect is applied, the video in the timeline can be played backwards. Play the reverse video in the Preview window to check the result.
Step 5: If the backward video looks good to you, click to save it.
Tip: Right click on the reverse video in the timeline, in the Properties panel, there is a video speed option which changes the speed of the reverse video.
As a professional video editing software, Adobe Premiere can also reverse videos and audios and complete more video editing.
However, the software is heavy to load and difficult for beginners to grasp with a complicated interface.
How to Reverse Video in Premiere
Step 1: Launch Adobe Premiere Pro on your computer.
Step 2: Import a video to Premiere.
Step 3: Right click the video in the timeline and select "Speed/Duration..."
Step 4: On the pop-up window, tick off the checkbox before "Reverse Speed". Click OK.
Tip: Before clicking OK, you can also set the speed to speed up or slow down the reverse video.
Step 5: You can click the Play button to check the reversed clip.
iMovie is a video editing software that can reverse videos on Mac. It is an easy video reverser for Mac. However, the Reverse option is not available on iMovie for iOS. Therefore, to reverse video on iPhone/iPad, you may import the video to Mac or PC for video reversal, or using a video reversing app for iOS.
How to Reverse Video in iMovie
Step 1: Open iMovie on your Mac and create a new project.
Step 2: Import the video of which you want to play backwards(You can directly drag the video onto the media library or click the Import button on the main interface.)
Step 3: Drag the video from the library onto the timeline below.
Step 4: Click the speedometer icon above the playback window and tick off the box before "Reverse".
Step 5: Then you can play the reversed video to watch it backwards.
Windows Movie Maker
Windows Movie Maker is also an option if you are looking for a video reverser for Window. Although the software cannot directly reverse a video, it can re-organize the order of all frames in a video to make the video backwards.
To reverse a video directly and easily, use a video reversing software for Windows.
How to Reverse Video in Movie Maker
Step 1: Load the video you want to reverse into Movie Maker.
Step 2: On the top bar, click Snapshot under Home tab and take snapshots of every frame.
Step 3: Find all the frames/snapshots on your computer and load them to Movie Maker in backwards order.
Step 4: Adjust the duration of each frame to between .25 to .15 seconds under the Edit tab.
Reverse Movie FX - magic video for iPhone & Android
Reverse Movie FX is an app to reverse video on both Android & iOS device. If you have recorded a video on your iPhone or Android phone and would like to play it backwards. This reverser app can help you. After installing the app from Google Play or App Store, you can just select a video and press start. The app will reverse your video automatically. The drawback is that the app can only reverse videos. If you want to edit the video, you need a professional video editor.
Reverse Vid: Reverse Video on iPhone
Reverse Vid is a video reverser for iPhone & iPad. It works with iOS 7 or above. The iOS video reverser can rewind a video and its audio in one click. It can also adjust the playback speed for you to watch the reversed video at double or half speed. It is a simple app for video reversal.
There are many ways to reverse a video. If you need an easy-to-use video editor that can play videos in reverse, choose PawEditor. If you have Premiere or iMovie already on your computer, reverse videos with them without downloading additional software. And to reverse videos on iPhone or Android, download a video reverse app from Google Play or App Store.
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