How to Trim Video on Windows/Mac [Definitive Guide]

Looking for a simple and efficient way to trim your videos? We provide the complete guide for windows and mac systems in this article.
Elva updated on 2022-05-05 10:48:17

A bunch of wedding videos have just dropped into your family’s shared folder. You want to trim these clips before sharing. You need a tool that can trim all your videos quickly.Filmora can do that for you! Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to trim a video on your computer using Filmora.

Part 1. How to trim a video on Windows

Filmora is a complete video editor with all the basic editing capabilities (trim, cut or merge videos) and many advanced editing features like speed ramping, motion tracking and audio manipulations."

Here's how to trim a video in Filmora:

Step 1. Import the video

Import the media file by pressing Ctrl + I or choosing File - Import Media - Import Media Files."

import video

Filmora supports almost all the commonly-used video formats, including AVI, MP4, MOV, MPG, VOB, WMV and more.

Step 2. Trim video on Windows

Filmora helps you trim the videos in two ways.

Method #1: Drag the video to trim

Drag the edge of the clip to the endpoint of the unwanted part to trim it out.

trim video on windows

Method #2: Trim to playhead

Place the red playhead at the point you want to trim."

Right-click and choose "Trim Start/End to Playhead" to trim out the clip between the playhead and start or end respectively.

trim video to playhead on windows

Step 3. Export video

Click on Export and choose the format and the location to export the file."

export video on windows

Done!

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Part 2. How to trim a video on Mac

Filmora on Mac is equally powerful and easy to use. It provides powerful features like Speed Ramping, Masking and Auto synchronization of the audio and video in your file.

Filmora for Mac also has a Wondershare Drive feature which allows you to upload project documents, templates and exported files and share them with others.

Here's how to trim a video on your Mac:

Step 1. Import the video

Simply drag and drop the video into the project window to import.

Similar to the Windows version, Filmora on Mac also supports almost all the major video formats.

import video on mac

Step 2. Trim video on Mac

Trimming can be done in two ways.

Method #1: Drag to trim

Drag the edges of the clip to the point you want to trim.

trim video on mac

Method #2: Trim to playhead

Place the playhead where you want to trim. Right-click and choose "Trim Start/End to Playhead" to remove the clip between playhead and start/end.

trim video to playhead on mac

Step 3. Export video

Click on Export and save the file.

export video on mac

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Part 3. Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to trim a video without losing quality?

Filmora can help you to trim a video without losing quality. Follow the below steps:

Step 1. Drag and drop to import the video into Filmora.

Step 2. Trim the video by dragging the edges of the clip.

Step 3. Click on Export to save the video in your desired format.

2. How to trim a video without a watermark?

Here's how to trim a video and export without a watermark:"

Step 1. Import your media file into the Filmora."

Step 2. Drag the edges to cut out the unwanted parts.

Step 3. Save the final video by clicking on Export.

Step 4. The paid version of Filmora allows you to export trimmed video without a watermark.

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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
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