How to Cut /Trim Video in iMovie

How to Cut /Trim Video in iMovie

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By Elva | Dec 27,2017 14:29 pm

Anyone Knows How to Cut Video Clips into iMovie?

You will find out that iMovie is a very easy software program to use for video editing. This is because it has a user-friendly interface and the processes used are straightforward. There will be no complications to be experienced in cutting a video clip with iMovie so expect a flawless experience. Unlike some other programs that come with complexities, no expertise is required to use iMovie as only grasping the basics will be helpful. Furthermore, there is a tutorial to guide you through any complicated aspects of iMovie so don't get worried.

Part 1: Cut Video with Ease using iMovie Alternative - Filmora Video Editor

Filmora is the best iMovie alternative that you can try to cut video on Mac (macOS 10.13 High Sierra included) and Windows. It's super easy to use. Here is how to cut video using Filmora Video Editor.

Step 1: Download and install Filmora Video Editor

Firstly, download and install Filmora Video Editor on your Mac and then launch it to get to the user interface. Access the “Create New Movie”.

Step 2: Import video to the program

This is a very straightforward step to start with when editing your videos using the software. Here you can touch the "+" icon to import video. Then drag and drop your video to the timeline below for editing.

Step 3: Cut the video

Select the right starting and ending point of the clip that you want to cut. With two clicks on the scissors icon, you will cut the video easily. Right click on the useless video clip. Now you should select "Cut". Soon the cut clip will be removed from the timeline.

Step 4: Export the video file

After that, click "Export" and select the output device and format. Finally, hit the "Create" button to save it.

Best Tool for Merging FLV Videos - Filmora Video Editor for Mac

Filmora Video Editor for Mac is the best iMovie alternative in the market and provides the best methods, tools and techniques to perform the video editing easily. Filmora Video Editor enables you to easily make movies , edit audio, apply effects and share your new movie on YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, DVD, TV, iPhone, iPad, iPod, and more! So cutting a video is just a piece of cake if you are using Filmra Video Editor.

  • Allows users to import media files directly from Facebook or other social media platform.
  • Clear interface for users to easily rotate, split, cut and trim video;
  • Has scene detection feature that can separate a video into several clips according to its scene;
  • Can control the speed, volume of a video and create time lapses to run the video faster or slower.

Part 2. How to Cut or Trim Video in iMovie

As noted above, there are very simple steps used to cut video with iMovie. One thing you need to understand is that once any content has been chopped off from a video clip using iMovie, you will not be able to store it so be very careful on whatever you cut out. Only clips that have been split will be saved. The "split clip at playhead" feature helps to cut a video into two segments while "crop" will help to refine endpoints in any clip up for editing.

In cutting the video, you should use the clip trimmer feature that helps to get rid of unwanted content. It will help you to determine the length of the clip that is in use and that which is not in use. In that way, you will be able to trim video professionally without compromising on quality. Following below steps to cut video in iMovie:

Step 1: Add files by dragging and dropping them to the editing window from the viewing window. You can then select the video to cut and it will turn bluish in color.

Step 2: Have the cursor placed below the viewing window and it should be at the exact position where you want your video fragmented. From the "edit" menu, click on "split video clip at playhead" and it will be cut.


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