Wondershare Filmora9
Best video editing software to cut and join clips
  • Intuitive user interface & powerful video editing features
  • Trim, cut, combine, and merge videos easily
  • Wide support for almost all video formats
  • 300+ built-in stunning visual effects including stylish transitions, filters, and overlays

Best Free Video Cutters and Joiners for Beginners

Aug 28, 2020• Proven solutions

Do you want to cut some unwanted elements from a video you just shot, downloaded from online video sharing sites like youtube, or recorded from TV?

Are you planning to extract some highlights and key messages from hours of raw video footage and join them in your research project presentation?

Cutting and joining video clips can be done very fast without losing any of the quality if you use the right tools. In this article, you will see how Wondershare Filmora9 video cutter and joiner lets you cut and join the best of your original footage and then make these clips available on any video sharing sites like youtube, Facebook, Vimeo etc., various mobile devices, DVDs and more.

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What are the common problems people often face when they cut and join videos?

Before diving into how to cut and join videos with Wondershare Filmora9 video cutter and joiner, we want you to get a glimpse of problems people often face when they deal with this issue so that you will be having a clearer idea as to what kind of video cutter and joiner you are really looking for.

cut and join video clips

Often, instead of solving your problem, the choice of a wrong tool can cause you much more headaches, such as:

  • Poor-designed user interface, tool is very difficult to use
  • Only supports running on limited Windows OS such as Windows 7, not applicable for Windows 8 and Windows 10, no Mac verison
  • It takes an eternity for two videos clips to be merged
  • Very few video formats supported/ only videos with same formats can be merged
  • Only videos with the same aspect ratio can be merged
  • Poor quality on the output/resulting file, serious loss of quality from the sourcing files
  • Painful to export to multiple devices

In light of those above mentioned reasons, it is wise for you to identify the following points before you move forward with your endeavor:

  • The Operation system of your computer, a Windows 7, or Windows8, Mac OS 10.10?
  • The formats of your source video clips, .mp4, .avi, .flv or any other popular formats?
  • To what device you are planning to export your resulting file to/play your resulting file on?

Follow this process we are about to outline and you will have no issues with your video chopping and merging experience. It is worth mentioning that this video cutting and joining tool works on all Windows OS (Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista), Mac OS (OS X 10.10 or later).

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Input video formats supported: AVI, DV, DIF, NUT, H261, H264, NSV, FLV, MKV, MP4, M4V, PSP, 3GP, MOV, MPG, MPEG, VOB, DAT, EVO, RM, RMVB, TS, TP, TRP, M2TS, WMV, ASF, DVR-MS

Output video formats supported: WMV, AVI, MOV, FLV, MKV, MP4 Video(AVC), MP4 Video(Xvid), MP4 Video(MC), ASF, M4V, Xvid, DV, MPEG-1 NTSC, MPEG-1 PAL, MPEG-1 SECAM, MPEG-2 NTSC, MPEG-2 PAL, MPEG-2 SECAM, DVD-Video NTSC, DVD-Video PAL, HTML5, DVD-Video SECAM, MP3

How to Cut and Join any Video clips with Filmora9?

To get started, download Filmora9 Video cutter and Joiner (the latest version 9 of Filmora video editor), and then install the file on your computer [Win and Mac available]. Once you have the program open, click New Project to create a new project and enter the main interface.

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1. Import and Cut Videos

First, click the “Import” button and choose the source video file from your local hard drive, then drag and drop the file on the timeline below.

 Filmora 9 Import

IF you want to cut out the beginning or ending part of the video, you can use the Trim feature in Filmora9. Move your Cursor to the timeline, and drag it towards left or right to squeeze or expand unit time for precise video trimming and cutting. The beginning or closing part will be trimmed out automatically.

 Filmora 9 Trim sides

If the unwanted part is located in the middle of the clip, then you can zoom in the timline to preview the video frames precisely. Find the part you’d want, then move the playhead to the starting point of the wanted clip, click the scissor button now.

 Filmora 9 Split and Cut

Move the playhead again to the ending point of your wanted clip, further click the scissor button again. Now you’ve successfully separated your video clips. If you want to cut out some unwanted parts, just select it in the timeline and click the Trash icon in the timeline to remove it. While to avoid gaps between each clip, we recommend you to right click the related clip and select Ripple Delete. Click the “Export” button to save the video on computer or share to YouTube or Vimeo directly.
There you go! Your video is now successfully cut.

2. Join Video

Import all your source files to Wondershare Filmora9 (Latest Filmora version 9). Then drag the clips to the timeline one by one in order. You can also cut unwanted content by referring to the cutting guide showed above. Then click “Export”.

3. Save&Share the chopped and merged video

Videos cut and joined by Filmora9 Video cutting and joining tools can be exported to a variety of mobile devices or online video sharing directly, or export to DVDs. Giving you flexibilities to share the edited video anywhere!

The above are tips to cut and merge video clips, click here to know more about Filmora9 Video Cutter and Joiner. Download the free trial version below.

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