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Video Splitter: How to Split Videos into Small Parts [3 Ways]

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Sep 13, 2021• 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.

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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.

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    • Step 1: Import your source files by clicking "Import" and drag 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.

Filmora9 Transition  Library

  • 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.

 Filmora Export

Part 2: Splitting Videos Automatically With Scene Detection

The Scene Detection feature is very useful when you recorded 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 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 media library and select Scene Detection to access the Scene Detection window.

Filmora9 Scene Detect option

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.

Filmora9 Scene Detection Window

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 splitted clips will be imported to the timeline automatically like this:

Filmora9 Scene Detection Auto Split  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.

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

For sports lovers, Filmora also provides an efficient tool which 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 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

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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 3 ways of splitting videos in Filmora will help you at editing. Besiding splitting, Filmora also features hundreds of effects and presets, which will make your video into next level.

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Liza Brown
Liza Brown is a writer and a lover of all things video.