Pre-recorded videos by iPhone are too long for uploading to Instagram? Check the easiest guide on how to split long video (recorded by iPhone) to small clips to upload to Instagram (Stories). Only 4 simple steps to divide larger video averagely into small segments by freely setting number of parts and time of each video clip. The output can be kept in original quality. And then you can add the video clips onto Instagram Stories in a sequential order to tell and share your whole story with others.
Related Users' Instagram Video Upload Issues
Q 1. Instagram crashes when uploading a video recorded by my iPhone XS Max.
Q 2. How to upload a video longer than 60 seconds to Instagram?
Q 3. Instagram not uploading video. How to upload a 5 or 2 minute video on Instagram?
Below we'll help you solve these issues with 4 parts: Instagram video upload limits, best video splitter & editor to split/trim (iPhone) video, step-by-step guide for splitting, trimming and editing video for Instagram, top video splitting apps for iPhone/Android to cut long video for uploading to Instagram.
Instagram, owned by Facebook, is one of the most popular photo and video-sharing social network service favored by hundreds of millions users. This app is available on iOS, Android devices, Windows 10 PC and Windows 10 Mobile, as well as has a feature-limited website interface. Just like YouTube or Facebook, Instagram also puts some limits on the uploading video. Only when your video meets the Instagram posting requirements, it can be uploaded smoothly. Check Instagram video upload requirements below.
Instagram Video Length: In 2016, Instagram increased the 15-second video limit to 60 seconds. Users can only upload 3-60 seconds video to Instagram. While for Instragram Stories, the video length is limited to 3-15 seconds.
Video Format: MP4 | Video Codec: H.264 | Audio Codec: AAC | Video Resolution: Maximum width 1080 pixels | Frame Rate: Max 30fps | Bit Rate: Up to 7500 kbps |Video File Size: Lower than 4GB | Aspect Ratio: 1.91:1 (max), 4:5 (minimum)
iPhone Videos Are Too Long for Posting to Instagram (Stories)? Split It Up
You may capture many precious videos in travel or funny videos in daily life with your iPhone (XS) and want to share them onto Instagram. If the iPhone video is longer than Instagram video limit, normally you can split the long video into small pieces, cut the video to meet Instagram upload requirement with third-party software or apps.
Best Video Splitter and Editor to Split (iPhone) Long Video into Small Segments for Instagram
VideoProc is professional video editor program for Windows (10) allowing you to easily split iPhone longer videos to small clips and cut preferred video parts with original quality to upload to Instagram (Stories).
Get VideoProc, you don't merely get a video splitter & trimmer, but also get a video editor, video/music converter, video/music downloader, DVD converter, screen recorder, webcam recorder.
Edit video: Split long video for Instagram. Cut, trim, merge, crop, rotate, flip, mirror, deshake, denoise video, add effects/subtitles to video, adjust video brightness/contrast, change video/audio parameters, etc. for later uploading to Instagram.
Convert video/music: Convert any video to Instagram compatible format. Convert 4K HEVC, 4K H.264, MKV, AVI, AVCHD, MOV, any video. Convert audio format. Hundreds of output video/audio formats are provided. Support up to 8K resolution.
Convert DVD: Backup DVD disc/ISO Image/Folder to MP4, H.264, HEVC, MKV, AVI, MOV, etc. Multi-track is supported.
Free download video/music: Allow you to free download 8K/4K/1080p/720p videos, movies, MP3 songs/playlists/channel from YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo and 1000+ sites.
Record screen/webcam: Record computer/iOS screen to easily make vlog/tutorial videos. Support recording the entire screen, a specific window, or any desired area with cropping. Record video from webcam. Record screen and webcam at the same time.
Hardware acceleration: Fully utilize Nvidia/Intel/AMD hardware acceleration tech to speed up video processing at most, especially useful in 4K, HEVC, large video decoding and encoding.
Now free download and install VideoProc on Windows 10/8/7 and below we'll introduce how to split long video (recorded by iPhone, GoPro, DJI, etc.) to upload to Instagram, as well as how to trim video to get desired part of the video with VideoProc.
Step 1. Load (iPhone) long video
Open VideoProc and you'll see 4 buttons on the main UI: Video, DVD, Downloader, and Recorder. Click "Video" button to enter into the video processing window.
Then click "+Video" icon to select and add the long video captured by iPhone (XS). You can also drag the video file from computer to the program directly.
Step 2. Choose output format
Next select a preferred output video format from the "Target Format" column. You can see the popular MP4 (H.264) output profile supported by Instagram is displayed, click it. You can click "Target Format" icon to check all the output formats/device profiles VideoProc provided for users.
Tip: You can click "Codec Option" icon to optionally adjust the video resolution like convert 4K to 1080p, frame rate, bit rate, aspect ratio, bit rate, etc. to fit for Instagram uploading requirements, and click "Done".
Step 3. Split long video to small clips
Tap "Toolbox" button and double click "Split" option to open the video splitting window. You can see the video is playing in the preview window. Before you split the iPhone long video to clips, you can first trim the video to get the whole needed part by dragging the two green knobs or setting the Start Time and End Time.
Then you can choose to split the long video by time or parts.
Option 1: Choose to split the video averagely into several parts. You can freely set how many parts to divide the video into. For uploading video to Instagram, the video clips should be lower than 60 seconds; for adding video to Instagram Stories, the video clips should be lower than 15 seconds.
Option 2: Choose to split the video by time. You can freely set the time of each video clip, like 60 seconds, 15 seconds, 10 seconds, etc. and the long video will be sliced into clips in an average time. Then click "Done".
Step 4. Process and save video
Finally hit "RUN" button to process and save the output video files into computer at lightning speed. Then you can easily upload the long video to Instagram (Story) with ease.
Extra: How to cut/trim and merge video
1) Click "Cut" icon.
2) Then drag the two green knobs to extract any favored part of the video, and click the orange "Cut" icon. The time of video clip is all at your control.
3) If you only need this one clip, then click "Done", and "RUN" on the main UI to save the cut video clip to computer. Or you can continue to cut other need parts from the video, and all the cut video clips will be listed below. In this way, when you hit "RUN", all the cut clips will be merged into one output video.
For iPhone and other iOS devices: Continual for Instagram, CutStory for Instagram Stories, Storeo App, Story Slicer, Video Splitter, InShot, etc.
For Android: Story Cutter for Instagram, InShot, AndroVid Video Editor, Video Editor, etc.
Limits of Video Splitter Apps:
Some of video splitter apps for iPhone/Android compress your video and output a low resolution or poor quality video, and have limited output resolutions. If you care much about video quality, original, just say, it's still recommended to use the above mentioned video splitter and editor for PC – VideoProc - to freely split long video by time and parts for uploading to Instagram with high quality. Besides, video cutter apps for iPhone/Android often contain ads or malware, and with watermark.
Free download VideoProc on Windows 10/8/7, macOS Mojave or lower to split long video for Instagram (Stories), edit video, convert video/music, download video/music, record video/webcam, convert DVD, etc.
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