Cut/Trim iPhone Videos
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How to Cut and Trim iPhone Video to Edit out Unwanted Parts
By Gabriel Coleman Updated: October 25, 2018

So you just shot some pro-level videos using your iPhone? However, you may still have to do some basic editing like cutting, for sharing, uploading to Instagram, Facebook, or sending through Whatsapp, or Messages. It's quite easy to cut videos with iPhone built-in Photos app on iPhone, but if you have quite a few footages to process and you need to take more than one part from the clip, a more precise and efficient solution is preferred. That's where VideoProc comes in. Follow our guide below to get your favorite segments from the video on iPhone.

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How to Cut out Parts of A Video from iPhone on Computer

Save your iPhone videos that you want to cut to your computer, USB flash drive, etc. just make sure you can easily access them later for processing. Download and launch VideoProc on PC or Mac, then follow the tutorial below to learn how to cut a video on iPhone.

Step 1: Load source iPhone video

Open VideoProc, and you'll see a Video button on the left, click on that, and a new Video Window appears. Click the +Video icon at the top and select the clip you want to trim in the popping-up window. You can also simply load the video by drag-n-drop.

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Step 2: Cut your clip

Once the footage is open, select an output format on the Target Format list below. Select Cut from the video editing options. A new window will appear, allowing you to cut your iPhone clip. Click the orange Cut button and you should see a new screen below. Click the Edit icon to start cutting. Drag the start and the end point slider beneath the video preview window to your preferred position. Click the green Done icon next to the Duration bar. Click the orange Cut icon and repeat the steps above to get another section of your clip that you want to keep. When finished, click the Done button to save the changes and close the window.

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Different from Photos app and other video editing programs, VideoProc allows users to remove one or more parts from the video. For example, you only want to keep the first 1min-2min, 4min-6min, 8min-9min, etc, the tool can cut from any section of the clip and output the trimmed segments as a new video file.

After you cut the video, you should see how many clips you keep on the Video Window.

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Step 3: Start processing

Back to the window, you will see how many clips you get. Click the Browse button to select an output folder to save the trimmed video, and click the RUN button at the bottom to begin process cutting iPhone clips. The separate sections you keep will be merged into a new video automatically. See how to merge iPhone videos together.

How to Trim iPhone Footages and Remove Unwanted Slice

Step 1: Add your iPhone clip to trim

Click on Video > + Video icon and choose the footage from iPhone to load.

Step 2: Trim the footage shot by iPhone

Select a target format as output. Click the Toolbox button in the tools panel at the bottom of the Video window. A list of video editing options appears. Click the Trim icon and click the codec Option to open the Trim window. Set the start point the endpoint by dragging the trimming slider. You can also set the specific Start and End Time for your video. Click the Done button to save the trimmed part. The Trim option only allows users to get one section from an iPhone clip.

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Step 3: Click the RUN button

Specify a destination folder to save the trimmed footage, and click the RUN button to start to chop off unwanted part from your iPhone video. This completes the procedure for trimming/cutting iPhone footages. The time it takes also depends on the video length. After trimming, you can use VideoProc to merge seperate iPhone clips into one video file.

Tips: Cutting is different from the split. If you want to cut or split your iPhone video into separate pieces, use the Split feature that is available from the toolbar of the Toolbox.

How to Trim A Clip on iPhone with Photos App

iPhone's built-in Photos app offer basic video trimming feature. It can easily cut videos. Before you use steps below to get started, you'd better know that Photos only allows you to chop off the end and start of the clip. If you wish to take several segments from your footage and edit your iPhone clips further, you have to download third-party easy to use video editors for iPhone like VideoProc.

Step 1: Open Photos app on your iPhone and select the video you want to take a cut from.

Step 2: Tap the edit button at the top right.

Step 3: Move the sliders to the position you want to start and end.

Step 4: Tap the play icon to preview the preserved iPhone clip.

Step 5: Tap Done, and select Save as New Clip. The trimmed video will be saved as a new video file. Note that both the original video and edited clip take up iCloud storage. You can delete the original if you don't want it anymore.

FYI: the maximum iPhone video length you can send

Users who want to shorten the iPhone clip by cutting/trimming to fit for web sharing and emailing may have no idea the length of the iPhone video they can keep. If you are one of them, read the following information about the maximum length of the iPhone footages you can email, upload to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, etc. Such video sharing sites also have file size limit and video specs requirement. Feel free to use VideoProc to resize your iPhone video, adjust resolution, aspect ratio, frame rate, format, and more.

Instagram: 3 to 60 seconds.| Facebook: 1 second to 240 minutes

Twitter: max 2 minutes and 20 seconds. | Snapchat: 10 seconds or less. | iMessage: 3.5 minutes or less.

Whatsapp: limited to 16MB. Check the list below and get to know the maximum length of iPhone video you can send in Whatsapp.

Resolution Max iPhone video length
720p HD 30fps 20 seconds
1080p HD 30fps 16 seconds
1080p HD 60fps 10 seconds
4K 30fps 5 seconds
4K 60fps 2 seconds

Email: 25MB or less. Below is a list of the maximum length of iPhone clip you can email.

Resolution Max iPhone video length
720p HD 30fps 37 seconds
1080p HD 30fps 25 seconds
1080p HD 60fps 16 seconds
4K 30fps 9 seconds
4K 60fps 3 seconds
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Gabriel Coleman

Gabriel is a technical editor with several years of writing experience. Gabriel covers video processing, post-production, hardware, Windows, Apple's Macs, iPhones, iPads, and all kinds of technology topics. He loves collecting cool gadgets and trying new things like virtual reality, drones, 8K TVs and the latest 4K games. He also has interests in reading, photography, climbing, scuba diving, and tennis.

Aiming to be the leading digital media company, Digiarty Software, Inc. is dedicated to providing professional and innovative multimedia software for all Windows and Mac users.


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