How to Cut a Video into Parts
Edited by Pat Bitton
December 24, 2019
Often, cool videos you’ve just shot or captured contain unwanted elements: ads from YouTube or other hosting sites, pauses or unnecessary content. The video files may also be too big for comfortably playing on mobile devices. The answer is to split a video into manageable pieces and remove the parts you don’t want to preserve.
At Movavi, we know the best way to deal with this problem. In this article, we’ll cover five ways to split videos into parts.
How to Cut a Video into Parts on a Computer
If you need a simple yet effective video splitter for your computer – we have one. Movavi Video Editor gives you an easy and fast way to cut down video length and also lets you edit movies in many different ways. You can try Movavi Video Editor for free and then upgrade to a full version later. Download this useful app on your PC or Mac right now!
Learn how to cut out parts of a video using our quick step-by-step guide.
Install the Video Cutter
Open the installation file and install the program following the onscreen instructions. Movavi Video Editor has an intuitive English interface that’s so simple you can learn how to work with it in five minutes. You can use this software for splitting and joining video, and for other video editing tasks.
Choose File that You Want to Split
Click Add Media Files and select the video you want to split. The video will then be automatically added on the Timeline. You can also simply drag and drop the video on the Timeline.
Cut Video Clip and Remove Unwanted Parts
To cut a movie in half, first click on the video on the Timeline and move the red marker to the point in the video where you want to cut it. You can also locate a particular movie scene by playing the video in the preview window. Next, click the Split button. Your video will be split into two parts.
To cut an unwanted segment from the video, place the red marker at the beginning of the unwanted section and click the Split icon. Then move the red marker to the ending of the unwanted segment and click Split again. Now this segment has been completely separated from the rest of your video, so you can simply remove it by hitting Delete.
Save Edited Videos
After the cutting is done, save your video in the appropriate format. Click Export and choose the format for your video from the tabs in the left part of the pop-up window. You can choose any video format, including AVI, MPEG, WMV, MP4, FLV, and MOV or save your file as an HD video. Then indicate the destination folder in the Save to field and click Start.
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How to Use a Video Cutting App on an Android device
To cut videos on an Android device, use our Movavi Clips app. Download the app from Google Play and install it. When the installation is complete, tap Open to launch the app.
Upload the Video
Tap the Plus icon at the bottom of the screen and choose Video. On the new screen, select the videos you want to edit and tap Start editing. Choose the aspect ratio that suits you best.
Cut and Save the Video
Scroll the video along the Timeline to place the white marker at the beginning of the unwanted segment and click the Scissors icon. Then, place the marker at the end of the segment to be cut and tap the Scissors icon again. Swipe down on the section between the cut marks to delete it.
The guide above was for Android devices. Below you’ll find the instructions for iPhone.
How to Use a Video Cutter on an iPhone
If you want to cut your video on an iPhone, use Movavi Clips. Go to the App Store and download the app. When the download process is complete, tap Open.
Upload Your Video
On the main screen, tap the Plus icon and choose Video. From the pop-up menu, choose your preferred aspect ratio and tap OK. Then, select the videos you want to edit from your Camera Roll and hit the Start editing button.
Cut and Save the Video
Scroll through the video so that the vertical marker is at the beginning of the segment to be cut and tap the Scissors icon. Then, place the marker at the end of the unwanted part and tap the Scissors icon again. Delete the unwanted section by swiping down on it.
When everything is ready, tap the Save button at the top-right corner.
Follow the link below to read the full guide to video cutting on an iPhone:
How to Use an Online Video Cutting Tool
If you don’t want to install any software, consider using an online tool such as Online Video Cutter.
Cut and Save the Video
Click the Choose file button, locate the video you want to cut and click Open. Your video will appear on the Timeline.
Drag the left anchor to the place you want the video to start. Then drag the right anchor to the point you want the video to end. When everything is ready, click the Save button in the lower-right corner. When the processing is complete, click Download.
Using an online tool has its advantages: you don’t have to download any potentially risky freeware or spend time installing a program. But there are some downsides, too: you can only cut short videos, otherwise the process is too slow. Also, this online tool only allows for video trimming. If your goal is to cut out a segment from the middle of the video, we recommend using the desktop app – Movavi Video Editor.
How to Use a Free Video Cutter
If you want to use a free desktop program, consider downloading Shortcut. Here’s how.
Download the Program
Go to the Shortcut website and download the program:
Install the program, then double-click the icon to launch the cutter.
Add the Video
Click Open File at the upper-left corner, locate your video, and click Open. The video will be added to the program.
Cut and Save the Video
On the toolbar above the Timeline, click the Plus icon to add the video to start the editing process. Place the vertical marker at the beginning of the unwanted segment and click the Split At Playhead button. Then move the marker to the end of the unwanted segment and click Split At Playhead again. Select the part between the markers and click the Scissors icon.
When everything is ready, click Export in the upper part of the screen. To the right of the video, the Export menu will appear. Choose the desired preset (we recommend using the default option – MP4), then click Export File. Locate the destination for the output file in the dialog box and click Save.
Shortcut is great for advanced users. If you don’t have much experience in video editing, you may find the interface complex. Also, the program doesn’t have a lot of features – for example, it doesn’t let you add filters or special effects. For that, we recommend using Movavi Video Editor – a simple tool that anybody can figure out. You can add filters, transitions, and titles to enhance your video in no time.