How to Split a Large Movie into Small Parts Seamlessly

Splitting a large video into several clips is very useful for uploading, transferring or easy distribution. Many people tend to do this but lack of proper video splitter software. In this article, you’ll learn two software solutions that can split any part of any format video with ease.


Part 1Precise video splitting with Wondershare Filmora

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Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor) (Filmora for Mac) is a professional and an easy-to-use video 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 computer or upload to YouTube directly. Get below free trial and follow below easy steps to start your large video files now.

Only 3 steps involved:

  • Import your source files by clicking "Import" and drag them to the video timeline.
  • Highlight the video clip in the Timeline, and move the slide bar to the right position you want to split. Hit the scissor icon above the timeline to separate it into two parts. Repeat this, you'll split a large video file into several small clips.
  • Save your project file by clicking the program icon and click "Save". Then pick up one clip, and delete others to export a new file by clicking the "Export" button. To save other clips of the whole movie, you can reload the project file and export it separately.

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This movie splitter also includes a special feature that enables you to split video into different clips automatically at scene changes. To do this, just right click the video in the left item tray and select "Scene Detection" to access the window.

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Now you can split any files at the exact place to focus only your wanted part. After you split your files, you can achieve more with this video splitting software. Because it also functions a video joiner, video rotator, video cropper, voice changer, voiceover recorder, and so on. Explore more about Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor).

Part 2 Simple and fast video splitting with Wondershare Video Converter

Wondershare Video Converter (Video Converter for Mac) is an efficient and versatile video toolnix that receives good reputation from all levels of users. As a movie splitter, it supports all regular formats and the splitting process is very simple and fast. It excels other programs in that it enables you to save multiple clips at a time. For H.264 files, it even allows zero-quality video creation with 30x faster speed. Below I'll describe how to split a large movie efficiently in Windows with this program. To split videos on Mac also takes the same steps.

After you installed this program, click the desktop icon to launch it. Then drag and drop your video files to the program window. All imported files will show as thumbnails in the left window, shown as below:

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Click "Edit" besides each video item to pop up the edit panel. Then enter the trim window by clicking the "Trim" tab. Now you can start to drag the flag below the time slidebar to set the start and ending parts. Note that you can click "Previous frame" or "Next frame" to focus the exact point you want. When getting your wanted part, hit "Ok" to return to the primary window.

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If you want to export several portions of your file, you can import the original video in the item tray for several times , and then trim to get different segments from the movie. After that, pick up your desired format and hit Convert to save them in batch.

Dec 29,2016 15:08 pm
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disqus_KCZ4UnMM4a
Great Suggestion! I have found this feature in the Instant cutter mode, you can check the details: https://filmora.wondershare.com/guide/action-cam-video-instant-cutter.html I hope the can add this feature to Full Feature mode soon.
whackpron
Do I really have to manually export each cut after making them? Why on Earth would you not facilitate exporting each cut as an individual file? That's a deal breaker for me.
aidan_khan
Thanks. Not what i asked, but what I wanted.
aidan_khan
Back to making "Fun with Flags" for you I guess huh XD
aidan_khan
there is an undo button so I recommend just using that. Also splitting doesn't create a gap in the footage (with a few exceptions that normally depend on the advanced settings for things like, e.g. the the entry timing for text), so unless you're switching things around and what to make it easier to keep things together, then you probably don't need to bother. I do subs using text fairly often, so i have a habit of doing it anyway.
aidan_khan
Can you have a gap in your footage?
disqus_Yo970ohIv6
After you split, can you put the two parts of the video back together again? Also, does it make a difference?
imrananwar
Thanks for the tips... Is there a good tool that simply automatically splits One clip of X Minutes into Y number of clips of say One Minute each without anything manually needed to be chosen or trimmed? So, cut a 10 minute video into ten 1-minute videos or five 2-minute clips just based on one setting and no manual trimming. Thanks!
disqus_rWquV58pnX
How do I cut a long part of the video?
disqus_LG0IPoMPQY
why is it that when I cut the video at each cut it will replay the video over and over again