A stylish technique often seen on drone footage is the speed ramp effect. A lot of popular Youtube vloggers, such as Casey Neistat, use this technique.
In this tutorial we will learn how we can fake slow motion on our drone footage. Why would we ever need to do this? Well let’s say you have a drone shot that is perfect for your video, however it is just a few seconds too short. You can stretch that footage out a bit, emulating a natural slow motion look to add the extra few seconds to the shot you need! Let’s take a look at how this is done.
One easy way to add a cinematic edge to drone footage is to showcase the footage in slow motion. In order to achieve this look, we need to interpret footage shot at a higher frame rate, such as 60 frames per second, and bring it down so that it plays at 30 frames per second.