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Trim Video-How to Split a Large Video into Small Clips

Want to remove unwanted scenes like commercials from the videos? The original video size is too large and you want to trim it into small individual clips? Finding interesting scenario in a long movie and you want to extract that part only? If you are facing these problems, don't worry, Aimersoft Video Editor will fix them instantly.

With the help of this handy software, trimming video has never been so easy and straightforward. You can trim the beginning or the end of your video clip as well as any part regardless the video size and formats. This program can work with almost all the video formats, such as MP4, FLV, AVI, 3GP, MOV, F4V, M4V, MPG, MPEG, TS, TRP, M2TS, MTS, TP, WMV, MKV, ASF and etc. When the trimming is finished, you can also save your video in a wide variety of ways: exporting it to mobile devices like iPhone, iPod, iPad, smartphones, PSP, Xbox 360 and etc, save it to local computer in favorite format, share it on YouTube with friends or burn it to DVD. This tutorial is going to tell you how to trim video with ease.

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How to trim a video

Mac users please download and install video trimmer for Mac. Then follow the same tutorial.

1Import video file

Launch the program and click "Import" to add your video file. Alternatively, you can also click the video editor icon in the upper-left corner to load your files. As shown in the following picture, video files will be loaded to media library.

Load video

2Trim a video

Next, drag the target video to the timeline panel and make a precise trimming by moving the slider forward or backward on timeline. For example, if you intend to trim the beginning or the end of the video, just move the slider to redefine a new start or end point for the video. Then click the “Split” button and delete the unnecessary part.

Trim video

If the segment you want to trim is somewhere in the middle of the clip, just move the slider to read the time points where you want the segment to start and end and click the "Split" button at each point. Then delete the part you don't need.

3Save trimmed video

Before clicking "Create", previewing the trimmed video is strongly recommended. If you have got what you want, then you can generate the video and save it in your favorite way. In the pop-up window, there are four options:

  • Save it to local computer in regular video formats, click "Format";
  • Export the video for playing on mobile devices, click "Device";
  • Upload it on YouTube, click "YouTube" and input required info;
  • Burn it to DVD, just click "DVD".

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is there a way to make a certain section of the video longer? I tried to trim then drag the end to elongate it, but what happened when i tried playing it back was the parts that i had trimmed away was replaced -_-;;
I truly enjoy the ability to trim a video just as I like. Your software is amazing! I'd recommend it to all my friends and family. Thanks also for the easy to follow tips.
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