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The Easiest Way To Create a Reverse Video Effect

Update: Reverse Video in 1 click is now live in Stupeflix!

Reverse Video is a heavily requested feature in the windows movie maker community and beyond. There are many tutorials on “how to create a reverse video effect“, but all of them require you to download additional software (eg. Virtual Dub which only with .avi files) or run through many manual steps in which you have to extract all frames from a video and then put them back together in reverse. Doesn’t sound like a lot of fun to me…

The only other option you have is to use professional video editing software such as Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro, which both cost some serious bucks. So unless you are on a Mac (iMovie lets you play movies backwards for free, see this how-to video for details) you are pretty much out of luck. But to give this blog post a purpose, I have some good news for you:

Stupeflix lets you create reverse videos with a single click. No manual steps, no additional software needed. Simply

  1. Upload your video
  2. Hit one button
  3. Download a reverse version of your video!

Does it get any easier than that? I didn’t think so! Unfortunately this feature is not implemented yet… :-( Here is why:  We are going to release a new version of our online video and slideshow editor Stupeflix Studio in the next weeks, so our entire development team is more than busy at the moment. Also have we made it a habit to spend most time on features that are heavily requested by our users.

So if you really, really want a super simple way to play your videos backwards, leave a comment below and we will count it as a vote for reverse video! The more votes we have, the further up we will push the feature on our development roadmap (in other words: I can go and mock our developers to implement it already ;-). So if you are you serious about reverse video leave a comment to get there quicker!

PS: If you need some inspiration for your upcoming projects, go ahead and watch one of the greatest reverse music videos of all times: R. Kellys’ – If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time below (like the music or not, the reverse basketball scenes are simply awesome!).

R Kelly – If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time