How to Cut a Video in 2 Minutes

Learn how to cut a video or a movie in effortless method in this tutorial, also a cute cut video editor is recommended in this video cut course.
Elva updated on 2022-05-05 10:52:21

Video editing gets hot nowadays, for video shooting has become a popular way to record life or promote business. Videographers might need to work on video cutting or removing unwanted part of the video when produce video clips or movies. Thanks to the availability of the video editing software, it is easy for people to edit and cut a video. While what is the recommended way on how to cut a video for beginners and professionals? Here in this guide we will show you an easiest way to cut any parts of the video.

Part 1. How to Cut A Video on Windows

To cut videos without any hassle, we recommend you to use Filmora Video Editor for Windows as the video cutter. It comes with easy-to-use video editing tools that allows you to edit videos easily even if you have never touched video editing before. And the advanced features of this video editor help video editing professionals to create masterpiece or Hollywood movies. The high compatible feature helps you to import and edit any videos from camera, camcorders, iPhones, iPad, Android devices, YouTube, Facebook and other sources. You can also get many benefits from Filmora Video Editor.

filmora video editor

Key Features of Filmora Video Editor:

  • Best video editing software for beginner and semi-professional
  • Simple video editing tools including cut, trim, merge video
  • Easily add transition/image/audio/transition/overlay/elements
  • Advanced video editing features including speed ramping, motion tracking, color match, keyframing, masking, etc
  • Advanced audio editing features including audio ducking, audio denoise, auto beat sync, auto synchronization, etc
  • 500+ free special video effects to customize and create an awesome movie by yourself.
  • Numerous free stock media from Giphy, Unsplash and Pixabay
  • Top-notch industry-leading Boris FX and Newblue FX plug-ins and live graphics solutions to simplify complex editing tasks
Free Download For Win 7 or later (64-bit)
Free Download For macOS 10.12 or later

How to cut a video on Windows with Wondershare Filmora

Step 1. Launch Filmora Video Editor

Download Wondershare Filmora for Windows and launch the it on your computer.

Step 2. Import your video file

You can either enter the File Menu, and choose Import Media - Import Media Files to import the video, or just click the Plus Icon on the upper left window to import the file. FYI, Filmora can supports almost all commonly used video formats, including MP3, MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, F4V, MKV, TS, 3GP, MPEG-2, WEBM, GIF. Check if your video format is supported and continue.

import video

Step 3. Split the video into multiple parts

Now you can move the playhead to the place where you want to split the video. Then click the scissor icon above the timeline or the Split button on the playhead line. Then,the video will be split into 2 clips. After you repeat the action for several times, you will cut it into multiple clips.

Split the video into multiple parts

Step 4. Remove the unwanted parts

Now, identify which part you want to remove, just click the clip and press the "Delete" button on your keyboard to delete it.

Delete the unwanted parts

Step 5. Join videos together

Now you can Delete or Ripple Delete the gaps between clips. Then, the clips join together, and you can check it in the upper right preview window.

merge video

Step 6. Export the video

Then, click the Export button to export it. You can choose from the following format:MP3, MP4, AVI, MOV, , WMV, F4V, MKV, TS, 3GP, MPEG-2, WEBM, GIF.

export the video


Part 2. How to Cut A Video on Mac

Wondershare Filmora for Mac is equally easy-to-use as the windows version.

Let's see the steps to cut a video on Filmora for Mac

Step 1. Launch Filmora Video Editor for Mac

Download Wondershare Filmora for Mac and launch the it on your computer.

Step 2. Import your video file

Drag and drop your video file into the media window on the upper left.

import video

Step 3. Split the video into multiple parts

Place the playhead to the place where you want to split the video. Then click the scissor icon above the timeline or the Split button on the playhead line. Then,the video will be split into 2 clips. After you repeat the action for several times, you will cut it into multiple clips.

split the video into multiple parts

Step 4. Remove the unwanted parts

Now, identify which part you want to remove, just click the clip and press the "Delete" button on your keyboard to delete it. Then, combine the clips together. Please note, Ripple Delete is a very efficient shortcut button for you to easily remove the gaps between the clips, otherwise you need to drag the clips for many times manually.

ripple delete

Step 6. Export the video

Then, click the Export button to export it. You can choose from the following format:MP3, MP4, AVI, MOV, , WMV, F4V, MKV, TS, 3GP, MPEG-2, WEBM, GIF.

export the video
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