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How to Trim and Cut Videos on Android Device

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May 06, 2022• Proven solutions

A sophisticated video camera is one of the "must-have" features of a modern smartphone. Due to various reasons, you may need to make some adjustments to the recorded video clips with your Android device. Trimming and cutting are considered to be among the most common requirements. Let's have a look at a couple of methods you can utilize to cut and trim videos on your android device.


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Compared with the Android app and online video trimmer, the biggest advantage of the desktop video trimmer is its versatility. Except for cutting or trimming videos, you can add elements, transitions, and filters to them or apply Green Screen, and Masking to make them eye-catching.

Wondershare Filmora is a versatile and easy-to-use video editing program to help you touch up your Android phone video instantly. It features an intuitive interface, comprehensive drag-n-drop feature, wide format support, and handy editing tools. With it, you can create stunning home movies in minutes, hassle-free!

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Online Video Trimmer - Filmora Video Trimmer

If you want to have an online solution, Filmora video trimmer is a free online tool that can help you trim video instantly. You can upload your video from your computer and video link with drag-and-drop. It is easy to use with the slider or just input specific start and end times for precise trim. It also supports various importing and exporting video format, including .mp4, .mov, .wemb, .mpeg, .flv. More importantly, the exported video is free of the watermark. It is definitely worth a try!


How to Trim and Cut Videos on Android

1. Using the built-in feature

The first method to mention is a totally free one. You do not want to install any third-party app in this case. All we do here is use a hidden feature (which comes by default with android itself).

  • First, open the default video player that can be found on your Android mobile.
  • Then, select the recorded video and start to play it on your Android device.
  • Now you should tap the menu button. It will bring up the settings menu related to a video.
  • You need to select trim from the list now.
  • At this stage, you have to press down your finger to move the frame gently to select the start and endpoint as per your wish.
  • Once the trimming process is done, save the result directly on your android and that's it!

2. Trimming Videos on Samsung Android

It is needless to describe the popularity of the Samsung smartphones. Because of its popularity, we have included a method that is dedicated to Samsung phones. This process is done by opening the Gallery or Videos.

  • Just select your video and touch the three-dotted button (the options button) that can be found in the upper-right corner. The go-to “Edit -> Studio -> Video Trimmer”.
  • Once the Samsung video trimmer is opened, you need to use the yellow marker in order to advance the video to the point where the video's action happens. Then you will have the freedom to select your start and endpoints.
  • After the trimming process is done with the desired video clip, select “Done”.
  • Then a popup will come up with a request to place a name for the trimmed video clip. However, contrasting to the pure Android method, Samsung doesn't automatically save the trimmed video file. Therefore, you need to give it the desired filename, and then it is a matter of tapping the “Save” option
  • Now, have a video clip done with the precise length, if you need to share it, just tap the three-dotted option button that you find in the upper-right corner. Select the “Share Via” option and you are ready to go.

3. Using AndroVid Video Trimmer-AndroVid Video Trimmer

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Here's how to trim a video using an external app on an android device. Install the AndroVid Video Trimmer first and launch it. Wait for a few seconds until all the videos on your device get loaded. Select the video you need to edit.

  • Select the splitting mode. Then keep the marker on the video timeline where you need to cut the video. Then you have to tap on the scissors icon that can be found in the top-right corner. Then the tool will start to process the video and split it into two parts.
  • Once the processing is done, the system will ask you whether you like to replace the original or save them as a new video. After deciding on the option, the new video will be saved.

4. Using FilmoraGo

FilmoraGo is another app that you can use to trim the videos on both iPhone and Android. The user interface is friendlier and there is nothing much to worry about. Or you can try our new Youtube video editing App vlogit.

  • Just open the app and launch the video you need to trim. Then on the top side of the screen towards the right-hand side, you will find the trim button. Click on the mark and then you need to define the length of the video. Once you complete the defining process you will be asked to save the clip.

Depending on the quality of the video the processing time may vary with these apps. In addition to that, the performance of the phone and the features of the app may impact the processing time.

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