The need of cutting video is very common in our digital life. We need to cut off ads, pauses, shaky footages, or other unwanted segments. We need to cut out the best part of a film or a match for sharing to social media. Or we cut video only for reducing file size and saving space. So, how to cut a video?
Many video processing tools provide cut functionality, but with differences in performance. Some can only cut the start and end parts. Some support quite limited video formats. Some will degrade the quality. And those free online video cutters and free desktop programs always set maximum file size - 100 MB or 200 MB - on input file and are embedded with annoying ads. This is a troublesome task to find a desired one from a ton of cutters. But don't be frustrated, because the best and easiest way to cut a video to your desired state has been presented here.
VideoProc is a piece of low-cost, easy-to-use and yet powerful video processing software that can trim, cut, split, join, crop, rotate, flip, mirror, deshake, denoise, deinterlace, subtitle, watermark, convert, compress, and do other work with your 4K, HD, 3D, 360-degree videos. You can access VideoProc's product page or download it to obtain thorough knowledge. In the following part, we'll focus on its capability of trimming and cutting video.
VideoProc can not only cut a video file from both ends, but also cut the middle of a video. For example, you've got a 20 minute video, but you only want to use 2min-5min, 8-11min, and 17min-19min and merge these 3 clips into a new single file. This is what VideoProc can do. It helps you chop off unwanted parts in the beginning, ending or middle and save the wanted parts.
VideoProc allows you to cut any-resolution video in virtually any format, including but not limited to 4K/1080p MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, MKV, H.264, HEVC, AVCHD, MPEG2, MXF, M2TS, and 3GP. From movies to YouTube videos to recordings you shoot with iPhone, GoPro, DJI drone or other devices, VideoProc has you covered.
And importantly, VideoProc cuts video without the degradation of video quality. It allows you to keep the original encoding format, resolution, and other settings. Certainly, you can also change the format according to your own needs. With NVIDIA/Intel/AMD powered level-3 hardware acceleration, it can cut and convert your video at up to 47x real-time fast speed.
To begin with, you should download lightweight VideoProc by clicking the download buttons here. This video cutter and editor is compatible with all the popular Windows and Mac operating systems, such as Windows 10, Windows 7, macOS Mojave, and macOS High Sierra. Next, complete the installation process following the onscreen instructions. This easy video cutter lets you finish cutting in a few mouse clicks.
Step 1. Load a video to cut.
Open VideoProc and then click the first function button "Video" to get access to Video Processing panel. Then, add the video you need to cut by clicking on the "+Video" button or simply dragging-n-dropping it to the interface.
Step 2. Choose the format for output video.
You can choose the format for your video from the tabs at the bottom or click "Target Format" for more choices. Keep the original format or a different one? It totally depends on you. It won't re-encode the video if you select a format same to the original.
Step 3. Cut video.
Under the pending file, you should see the "Cut" button.
Click this "Cut" button and you'll see a new window popping up. Now, drag the green knobs in the progress bar to set the start and end points of the video clip you want to cut out, and then hit the orange "Cut" button next to the progress bar. Then, Clip:1 will show up below those edit options. If you need to cut out other parts of this video, simply drag the knobs to specify the starting-ending points of each clip. Every selected clip will be highlighted in the progress bar. Please be noted that all those short clips will be stitched together.
Additionally, you can click the "Edit" button of each clip to adjust the start time points and terminal points. Clicking the up and down arrows will rearrange the video clips. Once finished, click "Done".
Then, you will exit this screen and see "Cut: xx clips" appearing under your pending file.
Step 4. Export the new video.
Move to "Output Folder" and click "Browse" to choose save path for your new video. When you finish all settings, just hit "RUN" button in the lower right corner to initiate video cutting and export the resulting video file which is composed of all the short clips.
1. If you mean splitting a video into several separate parts when you say "cut a video", you should choose "Split" from the Toolbox.
2. "Trim" option of VideoProc only allows you to cut off the starting and ending of a video.
Farrah Penn has been a copywriter at Digiarty since 2014. Because of the occupational requirement and personal interest, Farrah has carried on broad and profound study and researches to multimedia related stuff, popular electronic devices and multimedia programs in the market. She has been writing extensively on video processing, software reviews, and various solutions to make digital life easier.
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