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How to Cut MP4 Files

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Aug 13,2015 13:50 pm / Posted by to Video editing tips

There are times you want to cut MP4 files. The reason maybe cut the large MP4 file into small-size clips for playback on your mobile phone or uploading to YouTube (small size allowed). No matter what reason you have, to cut MP4 files, you need a reliable MP4 cutter. Here, I advise you to use Filmora Video Editor (Filmora for Mac). It allows you to cut a MP4 file to any length you want with the original video quality. Read on and get the details.

Download and install this MP4 video cutter, and then select 16:9 or 4:3 ratio option to enter into its main interface.

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Step 1: Import MP4 files to this MP4 cutter

You have two optional ways to import your MP4 files from the computer to the album of this MP4 video cutter. One is to click "Import" option to add MP4 files; the other is to drag MP4 files to your album. And then drag the imported MP4 files from the album to the Timeline at the bottom.

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Step 2: Cut MP4 files

Move the Time Indicator to the exact position you want by dragging the top of the red Time Indicator and the slider bar. And then click the Scissor button.

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Just delete your unwanted MP4 clips by right clicking it -> "Delete" option. Of course, you can re-arrange these MP4 clips by a simple drag-and-drop if need. But don't drag one clip to another, if not, you'll split the video.

At this time, you'd better save the project for backup purpose. Just click the button in the top left corner of this smart MP4 video cutter, and then select "Save as" option.

Step 3: Export the new MP4 video

Click the "Create" button to pop up the Output window. You'll have four output options: Device, Format, YouTube, and DVD. Just select the proper one according to your need. Just hit the Device tab to find the model of your device, such as iPhone, iPad, iPod, HTC etc. Or click YouTube tab to directly upload the video creation to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter for sharing.

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Also see a step by step video tutorial below:

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Further reading:

Convert MP4 to iPhone: Stop worrying about format incompatibility issue when playing MP4 files on your iPhone (iPhone 4/iPhone 4S included). Find out how to convert MP4 to iPhone in a few clicks.

Decode MP4 to M4V: Can't play MP4 in Quicktime/iTunes/Apple TV/iPhone?  Get an easy solution here.

Convert MP4 to AVI:  The MP4 to AVI conversion would be finished within three steps and won't lose any video quality.  

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