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Trim Videos - How to Trim Video Clips Effectively (YouTube Included)

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May 27,2015 17:26 pm / Posted by to Basic Editing Tip


Want to trim out a funny part of a YouTube video? Or just cut out the shaky or useless parts of a Camcorder video to save space on your hard drive? Here's the solution: find a powerful video trimmer like Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor).

With this professional video editing application, you can effectively keep any part of the video but remove the rest in Timeline editing. This article will explain how to trim a video clip quickly and easily.

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Part 1: How to Trim Video Files

Step 1Import and add video files

First, click "Import" on the primary windows and select video files from your computer, or simply drag and drop files to the User's Albums before adding them to the Timeline for trimming. This video editor supports almost all regular video formats, including MP4, FLV, AVI, 3GP, MOV, F4V, M4V, MPG, MPEG, TS, TRP, M2TS, MTS, TP, WMV, MKV, ASF, MOD, TOD, EVO, etc.

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Step 2Trim video clips on Timeline

You are suggested to preview the video by double clicking first. While previewing, cut the entire video into as many pieces as necessary, and remove those unwanted pieces first. Then move the cursor to the end of any part, you will see a "double arrow". Drag it to automatically trim more as you like. Don't hesitate to undo/redo the trimming if it's needed. Note: if you drag the double arrow from left to right, them the left part will be trimmed, but if you start from right, the right part will be trimmed.

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Trim YouTube Videos

Downloaded YouTube videos (FLV) are fully supported by Wondershare Filmora. You can trim as many YouTube videos as you like in no time at all. But first, you need to download the YouTube video using our Free YouTube Downloader or your favorite YouTube downloader.

Step 3Export trimmed video

When you finish trimming, click "Create" and select whatever you like to save the trimmed video. You have 4 options: Device, Format, YouTube and DVD. You can save video in other formats on your local computer by clicking "Format". If you want to play videos on iPod, iPhone, iPad, click "Device". You can also directly share your remixed videos on YouTube or burn video to DVD to free up space on your hard drive.

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Part 2: How to Trim/Split/Rotate/Crop/Merge Video File(Video Tutorial)

Video Editing Tips: Besides video trimming, Filmora provides other video editing features like adding background music, adding photos, adding special effects, etc. Especially, the transition effect is very helpful to merge the two video clips.

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