Playing a video backward 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 backward on PC, Mac, iPhone, or Android.
Here we'll introduce the 6 best video reversing software and how to reverse videos with these video reversers.
# Icecream Video Editor
Icecream Video Editor (opens new window) is an excellent video editing software that can reverse videos with after effect. It can clip a video and reverse only the part you want to play backward. After reversing a video clip, you can also use Icecream Video Editor to adjust the reverse speed and strengthen the reverse effect.
You can complete basic video editing (trim, crop, resize, merge) and apply advanced video editing techniques (color correction, transition) with Icecream Video Editor.
How to Reverse Video with Icecream Video Editor
Step 1: Download and install Icecream Video Editor on your PC. Double click the Icecream Video Editor icon to launch it.
Step 2: Import a video you want to play in reverse to the media library of Icecream Video Editor by dragging it into the Media Library and then dragging it into the video track.
Step 3: After importing, click on the General tab and check the Reverse box.
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 trim the video. Select the video clip and apply the Reverse effect on the clip only.
Step 4: When the reverse effect is applied, the video in the timeline can be played backward. Play the reverse video in the Preview window to check the result.
Tip: drag the Speed bar above the Reverse box, you can change the speed of the reversed video as well.
Step 5: If the backward video looks good to you, click the Export video to save it.
# Adobe Premiere
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 backward (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 backward.
# Windows Movie Maker
Windows Movie Maker is also an option if you are looking for a video reverser for Windows. Although the software cannot directly reverse a video, it can re-organize the order of all frames in a video to make the video backward.
To reverse a video directly and easily, use 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 the 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 backward 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 devices. If you have recorded a video on your iPhone or Android phone and would like to play it backward. 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 Icecream Video Editor (opens new window). 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.