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Filmora Video Editor v9.1

The best video editing software to create stunning videos with full-featured editing tools and impressive effects.

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Instant Cutter Tool

The Instant Cutter tool allows you to upload videos shot with your motion camera including GoPro, and videos in format of H.264 MTS/M2TS or H.264 MP4/MOV, so that you can directly trim and merge video without re-encoding the video.

To perform the function, you only need to click "Import" icon on the top menu and choose "Import with Instant Cutter Tool". With it, you can:

Trim Video

Step 1 Import Video

Click "Open File" to select your video file to import it to the program. You can also directly drag and drop the video from your local folder. It supports to edit H.264 MP4/MOV and H.264 MTS/M2TS formats.

instant cutter trimming

Tips: You can rapidly import an 8GB video file to Filmora Video Editor within 2 min. You can only import one video at a time.

Step 2 Trim Video in 3 Ways

1. Using trimming slider: In the timeline, you can see the blue in/out slider. You can simply drag the in slider to set the beginning and drag the out slider to set the ending. And the video will be trimmed left only the highlight part that you want to keep.

instant cutter trimming slider

2. Using Set in/out points: Under the timeline, there is a Set in/out point button. First place the Playhead at the position you want to set as beginning, and click the "Set in point", the slider will jump to the Playhead position to set it as beginning. And then place the Playhead at the position you want to set as ending, click on the "Set out point", the slider will jump to the Playhead position to set it as ending. Done.

instant cutter trimming set in/out point

3. Setting duration time: Click the thumbnail of the video on the left side of the trimming interface, and you can directly set the starting and ending time for trimming the video.

instant cutter trimming set duration

Step 3 Add Segment

Place the Playhead at anywhere of the video clip, and click on the "Add Segment" button, a new video from the starting of the video to the Playhead position will be generated automatically.

instant cutter trimming add segment

Step 4 Preview the Video

You can click on the "Play" icon to preview the trimmed video.

instant cutter trimming preview

Merge Videos

Step 1 Import Video Clips

Open Filmora Instant Cutter, go to the "Merge" tab and click the "Open File" button to choose the videos you want to merge and import them to the program.

instant cutter merge videos

Tips: To merge videos, the videos should be shot by the same devices. That means they should have the same resolution and frame.

Step 2 Reorder the Videos

In the media library, you can click on the "Up" or "Down" arrow to reorder the videos.

merge videos

Step 3 Merge Videos

Now preview the videos. And then click "Export". The videos will be saved into one video.

merge videos

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