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how to trim video

Want to trim your video? Try Movavi Video Editor!

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How to Trim a Video File

When you record video on your camera, some footage is always inevitably spoilt by incorrect focusing, bad light or noise, and other problems. If you want to turn your rough material into good-looking movie, you need to remove all the unusable parts. The question is: how do you trim your video in the most efficient way? With Movavi Video Editor, cropping and splitting your video is as easy as 1-2-3. This intuitive video trimming software enables you to split and trim clips and movies in any video format – AVI, MP4, MPEG, FLV, as well as MP3 audio, and many more. Download Movavi Video Editor, add your video files, and pinpoint exactly what needs to be removed. This tutorial proves that trimming a video can be a really easy task.

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Step 1: Install Video Editor

Once the installation file is downloaded, run it and follow the on-screen instructions.

Step 2: Add Video to the Timeline

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Launch the program, click the Add Media Files button and open the video you want to trim. You can also drag your file to the timeline directly from the folder.

Step 3: Move the Marker and Trim Your Clip

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By moving the red marker along the video on the timeline, you can find the exact spot where you want to split your footage. When you’ve located it, click the scissors button shown on the picture. Then select the unwanted part and hit the Delete key on your keyboard or do right-click and select Delete.

Step 4: Save the Trimmed Video


To save your newly edited footage, click Export and select Save as Video. Choose the desired video format from the list of ready-made presets, select the filename and the folder to save, and click Start.

See what else you can do with Movavi Video Editor:

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