filmora go
FilmoraGo

Easy-to-Use Video Editing App

appstore
Download on the App Store
Get it on Google Play
Intuitive Video Editor provides super-fast video splitting
  • Split large video into small parts easily
  • Automatically split video with scene detection
  • Split videos without losing audio/video quality

BEST Video Splitter - Wondershare Filmora: How to Split Videos into Small Parts [2022]

author avatar

Aug 30, 2022• Proven solutions

Splitting a large video into several clips is very useful for uploading, transferring, or easy distribution. Many people tend to do this but lack proper video splitter software.

In Filmora, splitting videos into smaller parts can be done in different methods based on your purpose. In this article, you'll learn how to use the Video Splitter - Wondershare Filmora to split any part of any format video with ease in three solutions.

How to Split a Large Movie into Multiple Small Parts with Wondershare Filmora

Wondershare Filmora is an easy-to-use yet powerful enough all-in-one video editing tool that enables you to split a movie accurately on the Timeline.

It helps to split all popular formats out there, including MPG, VOB, MOV, MKV, FLV, DAT, WMV, AVI, DIVX, MP4, etc. All you need to do is load your source file, find the right position, and click split. Then you can save it in all popular formats on a computer or upload it to YouTube directly.

Now free download it and follow the easy steps below to split your large video files.

Note: You can precisely split a video clip frame by frame without losing quality. Scene detection can also help you split clips automatically.

Free Download

For Win 7 or later (64-bit)

Filmora secure download Secure Download

Free Download

For macOS 10.12 or later

Filmora secure download Secure Download

Filmora provides 3 different ways to split video footage, which allows you to split videos and keep the quality unchanged as well. No matter which way you choose, you can always get things done. Here are the details:

Part 1: Manual Splitting: How to Split Videos in Filmora [Step by Step]

With this method, you can split videos into several segments and cut out unwanted parts easily:

split videos in filmora9 with 3 steps

Below is a video tutorial about how to use the Split Button to manually split videos.

Free Download

For Win 7 or later (64-bit)

Filmora secure download Secure Download

Free Download

For macOS 10.12 or later

Filmora secure download Secure Download

  • Step 1: Import your source files by clicking "Import" and dragging them to the video timeline.
  • Step 2: Drag and drop the video to the track in the timeline and then select the clip in the Timeline, and move the playhead to the right position where the first section should end the second section should start. Then click the Split button (scissor icon on the toolbar) to separate the video into two parts. Repeat this, you'll split a large video file into several smaller clips.
  • Step 3 [Optional]: Since the video clip is split into several separated segments, you can now select any clip and remove it by clicking the Delete icon in the toolbar. You can also add proper transition effects between the separated clips and make the transition smoother. For detailed information about how to add a transition to clips, check our tutorial guide about How to Add Transition Between Scenes/Clips.

add transition to different clips to help you split videos

  • Step 4:Now you can save the video clips in an appropriate format. Click Export and choose the target video format from the Formats tab in the left side of the Export window. You can choose formats in WMV, MP$, AVI, MOV, FLV, MKV, TS, 3GP, GIF and much more. To save other clips of the whole movie, you can reload the project file and export it separately.

export videos that have been splited

Part 2: Splitting Videos Automatically With Scene Detection

The Scene Detection feature is very useful when you record different scenes (like a wedding video), it will split videos into parts automatically based on the scene changing. Here is my situation, I have a video recorded with an action camera. In the video, there are diving scenes, skating scenes, riding scenes, and suffering scenes. Below are the steps about how I use the Scene Detection feature to split the video into pieces.

To enable Scene Detection feature, just right-click the video in the media library and select Scene Detection to access the Scene Detection window.

scene detect option in filmora9

Click Detect button and Filmora will divide the video into several clips based on the scene changes. You can click each smaller clip to preview the result before adding it to the timeline.

click small clips to preview

To delete a certain split video part, just select it and then click the trash icon. To keep the separated clips for later editing, just click ADD TO TIMELINE, and the split clips will be imported to the timeline automatically like this:

filmora9 auto split video result

For the specific steps of using Scene Detection, check Split Videos into sub clips with Auto Scene Detection.

After you split your files, you can achieve more with this video splitting software. Because Filmora also functions as a video joiner, video rotator, video cropper, voiceover recorder, and so on. You can join multiple segments and add some background music to create a new video.

Free Download

For Win 7 or later (64-bit)

Filmora secure download Secure Download

Free Download

For macOS 10.12 or later

Filmora secure download Secure Download

Part 3: Use Filmora Instant Cutter to Split Large Video File Quickly

For sports lovers, Filmora also provides an efficient tool that allow you to cut/trim/split large 4K video clips and action camera videos quickly and easily. Here is how to use Instant Cutter Tool to Split large videos into parts.

import videos to filmora instant cutter

Run Filmora, under the "Import" menu, choose Import with Instant Cutter Tool, import video file by clicking "Open File" button. You are allows you import one large file each time. Then you can split the video by clicking "Add Segment" button. Finally, choose the clips you want, and select "Export" to finish the splitting.

use instant cutter tool to split Video

Then you can choose to send the split video clip to Filmora to import these clips to the Filmora media library directly.

Bonus: Trim Video Online with Filmora Online Video Trimmer

If you want to split movies online, you can check our picks of the best online cutters and splitters. But make sure that you have a good network connection and the video file is suitable, since uploading footage to online tool may take some time. Filmora also provides online video spliter which is totally free named Filmora Video Trimmer. You can upload video or enter a video URL to cut video for free without watermark.

 filmora online video trimmer and spliter

Image from Internet

Conclusion

Filmora Video Splitter can split large video files into multiple smaller video clips while keeping the original video quality, and then cut and remove unwanted parts accordingly based on your needs. You can also detach audio from video into MP3 and join multiple video files into one. I hope the above information about the 3 ways of splitting videos in Filmora will help you with editing. Besiding splitting, Filmora also features hundreds of effects and presets, which will make your video to the next level.

Free Download

For Win 7 or later (64-bit)

Filmora secure download Secure Download

Free Download

For macOS 10.12 or later

Filmora secure download Secure Download

author avatar
Liza Brown
Liza Brown is a writer and a lover of all things video.
You May Also Like
How to Speed Up/Slow Down Videos [4 Unique Ways]

How do you make slow-motion videos fast or vice versa? Here, We are going to show you how to speed up video or slow down videos in post-production with Wondershare Filmora video editor.

by Liza Brown Sep 01, 2022 10:16 AM

How to Rotate or Flip Your Video on Windows/Mac [3 Methods]

Have you ever shoot video and found it rotated 90 degrees? So this article tells you 3 ways you can easily rotate a video. Check it out to find out how to rotate videos!

by Liza Brown Aug 30, 2022 20:08 PM

author avatar

Liza Brown

chief Editor