Video Frame Rate Converter

Use Descript’s frame rate converter to adjust your video’s frame rate without compromising quality. Achieve smooth video playback at your chosen speed. Set frames per second for specific video clips to create cinematic 24fps videos, broadcast standard 30fps clips, or dynamic action-based 60fps videos in up to 4K resolution.

Customize frame rate videos using Descript

Creating a smaller video file is key for making social videos. Higher frame rate videos are great for watching sports, nature documentaries, insurance commercials, or anything where you want to see every detail in high-definition or slow motion. But those are a huge video files that won’t play on some devices, that will load very slowly, and that take up tons of your storage. Before changing your image quality with video bitrate conversion, consider cutting extra frames that viewers won’t notice when watching on iPhones or Android phones. Descript lets you choose bitrate conversion or reducing frame rate — so you can do what’s best for your video.

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How to change the frame rate of a video

Step 1

Upload your video

Drag and drop your video files into a new Descript project, or record a new video in the quick recorder. Descript supports multiple video formats, including MP4, MPEG, MOV, MKV, and FLV.

Step 2

Change the frame rate

Once you’ve uploaded your video, click on the Aspect ratio and video settings icon in the canvas. Under Advanced > Frame rate, you’ll find a dropdown menu with different frame rate options from 23.98 FPS to 60 FPS. Select the frame rate you’d like to apply to the video file. You can also modify the orientation and aspect ratio here.

Step 3

Export your video

With your video frame rate converted, you can make any other edits you’d like in Descript or proceed to download your new video file by clicking Publish. You can also publish it directly to your YouTube channel, or share or embed it anywhere as a web link.

Customize frame rate videos using Descript

Creating a smaller video file is key for making social videos. Higher frame rate videos are great for watching sports, nature documentaries, insurance commercials, or anything where you want to see every detail in high-definition or slow motion. But those are a huge video files that won’t play on some devices, that will load very slowly, and that take up tons of your storage. Before changing your image quality with video bitrate conversion, consider cutting extra frames that viewers won’t notice when watching on iPhones or Android phones. Descript lets you choose bitrate conversion or reducing frame rate — so you can do what’s best for your video.

Download the app →

Make videos from start to finish with Descript

Non-destructive

In legacy video editing software, editors had to make multiple copies of every video in order to undo their edits. You can skip that step in Descript, which keeps your entire original file and history in the cloud, so you can undo edits, restore cuts, and revert to previous versions as much as necessary.

Ultra-realistic text to speech voices

Descript’s Overdub lets you make realistic-sounding speech in various voices, just by typing. You can make a model of your own voice with Descript's AI, then use it to correct mistakes in your audio, add in new words, or even create scratch voiceover tracks just by typing.

Scale and position layers

On top of frame rate, you can optimize your video settings for social media by changing the video orientation. After creating a new frame, you can move and resize your video to make it fit or add videos on multiple layers. Then just rearrange the other visuals — title cards, captions, waveforms, shapes, and more — just by dragging them around the screen.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best frame rate for YouTube?

It depends on what you're uploading. Rates between 30 and 60 frames per second (fps) are standard for live footage; the latter is perfect for high-quality, slow-motion replay. However, if you want it to look cinematic, 24 fps is what we see at the cinema. Fun fact: In the old days, television looked different on either side of the Atlantic, because Europe and North America had distinct video formats. Europeans enjoyed higher-definition TV because their PAL system was 25 fps, while Americans had to make do with NTSC's 29.97 fps. The PAL system has more lines of resolution, so the quality is better.

Can I convert a 30 fps video to 60 fps?

If you want to, you can use Descript to increase your video’s fps. But it adds extra frames that shouldn’t be there, leaving you with larger file sizes and video that looks uncanny in playback. Instead, try using the 60 fps converter the other way and make the footage play at a lower, more cinematic frame rate.

Is frame rate conversion free with Descript?

You can change video frame rates using Descript's free video editing software for iOS and Windows for unlimited uploads. We'll even give you your first three hours of transcription free. To get an additional monthly 10 or 30 transcription hours, you can subscribe to the $12/month Creator or $24/month Pro packages. Reach out; we'll negotiate the Enterprise package with you, including a dedicated account representative, training, and onboarding.

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Video Frame Rate Converter

Video Frame Rate Converter

Use Descript’s frame rate converter to adjust your video’s frame rate without compromising quality. Achieve smooth video playback at your chosen speed. Set frames per second for specific video clips to create cinematic 24fps videos, broadcast standard 30fps clips, or dynamic action-based 60fps videos in up to 4K resolution.

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How to change the frame rate of a video
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Step 1
Upload your video

Drag and drop your video files into a new Descript project, or record a new video in the quick recorder. Descript supports multiple video formats, including MP4, MPEG, MOV, MKV, and FLV.

Step 2
Change the frame rate

Once you’ve uploaded your video, click on the Aspect ratio and video settings icon in the canvas. Under Advanced > Frame rate, you’ll find a dropdown menu with different frame rate options from 23.98 FPS to 60 FPS. Select the frame rate you’d like to apply to the video file. You can also modify the orientation and aspect ratio here.

Step 3
Export your video

With your video frame rate converted, you can make any other edits you’d like in Descript or proceed to download your new video file by clicking Publish. You can also publish it directly to your YouTube channel, or share or embed it anywhere as a web link.

Convert video frame rates from 24 FPS to 60 FPS
Non-destructive video conversion

Descript stores your original file and history in the cloud, so you can undo edits, restore cuts, and revert to previous versions any time. You can even duplicate your video to new compositions to edit and optimize clips freely.

Adjust frame rate & playback speed

By varying the FPS, you can create eye-catching GIFs, time-lapse sequences, and smooth slow-motion videos. Capture footage at a high frame rate and reduce or increase it to produce a wide range of detail-oriented slow-mo clips such as product unboxing, nature shots, and sports highlights. Similarly, increase the frame rate if you want to produce smooth and engaging visuals that require dynamic animations.

Convert videos to 60 FPS with ease

While 24 FPS is the standard and most common frame rate for videography, it might not be the best choice to emphasize certain fast-paced scenes or action sequences. A 24 FPS time-lapse video of a busy street might appear choppy, but at 60 frames, it’ll contain clearer visuals. Descript’s 60 FPS converter allows you to choose from 8 different frame rate presets, ranging from 24 FPS to 60 FPS.

Questions? We have answers
What is the best frame rate for YouTube?

While YouTube accepts frame rates between 24 FPS and 60 FPS, the ideal rate depends on the video type. For videos focused more on talk, such as podcasts, interviews, and educational videos, 24 to 30 FPS works best as they don’t require cinematic or slow-motion effects. For gaming clips and fast-action videos like skateboarding, 60 FPS gives the best results.

Can I convert 30 fps video to 60 fps?

Yes. One way to convert 30 FPS to 60 FPS is by changing the frame rate from 30 frames to 60 frames with the video FPS increaser. This will essentially increase video speed by 2X, which might make the final output appear hasty and less fluid.

Is frame rate conversion free with Descript?

Certainly. You can upload unlimited clips, change their frame rates, and export them for free with Descript. However, you can only export one watermark-free video with the free plan. To download unlimited clips without the watermark, consider upgrading to a paid plan starting at $12/month.

Does higher FPS mean better quality?

higher frame rate means the video displays more frames or images per second. It doesn’t improve video quality per se. However, capturing more frames makes graphics more realistic and smoother, especially when played in slow motion.

Which FPS setting is better for 4K videos?

30 FPS works best for standard, cinematic 4K videos. For videos with greater detail and a life-like experience, including sports highlights, adventure vlogs, and car reviews, 60 FPS should be your go-to choice. Some cameras that can film quality 4K videos at up to 60 FPS are Panasonic H5 II, GH 5, and GH 6.

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  • Video editing
    Besides changing the frame rate, you can insert fancy captions, video transitions, and visual effects.
  • Text-to-speech
    Generate speech by assigning your script to an AI voice, or create your own voice clones.
  • Social media clips
    Easily create video clips optimized for Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. 
  • Publishing
    Upload your videos directly to supported platforms like YouTube or Wistia, or share and embed them anywhere with a Descript web link.