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How to Split a Large Movie into Small Parts Seamlessly

Splitting a large video into several clips is very useful for uploading, transferring or easy distribution. Many people tend to do this but lack of proper video splitter software. In this article, you’ll learn two software solutions that can split any part of any format video with ease.



Part 1: Precise video splitting with Wondershare Video Editor

Wondershare Video Editor (Video Editor for Mac) is a professional and an easy-to-use video tool that enables you to split a movie accurately on the Timeline. It helps to split all popular formats out there, including MPG, VOB, MOV, MKV, FLV, DAT, WMV, AVI, DIVX, MP4 etc. All you need to do is load your source file, find the right position and click split. Then you can save it in all popular formats on computer or upload to YouTube directly. Get below free trial and follow below easy steps to start your large video files now.

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Only 3 steps involved:

  1. Import your source files by clicking "Import" and drag them to the video timeline.
  2. Highlight the video clip in the Timeline, and move the slide bar to the right position you want to split. Hit the scissor icon above the timeline to separate it into two parts. Repeat this, you'll split a large video file into several small clips.
  3. Save your project file by clicking the program icon and click "Save". Then pick up one clip, and delete others to export a new file by clicking the "Export" button. To save other clips of the whole movie, you can reload the project file and export it separately.

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This movie splitter also includes a special feature that enables you to split video into different clips automatically at scene changes. To do this, just right click the video in the left item tray and select "Scene Detection" to access the window.

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Now you can split any files at the exact place to focus only your wanted part. After you split your files, you can achieve more with this video splitting software. Because it also functions a video joiner, video rotator, video cropper, voice changer, voiceover recorder, and so on. Explore more about Wondershare Video Editor.

Here is a video tutorial which you can refer to:

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Part 2: Simple and fast video splitting with Wondershare Video Converter

Wondershare Video Converter (Video Converter for Mac) is an efficient and versatile video toolnix that receives good reputation from all levels of users. As a movie splitter, it supports all regular formats and the splitting process is very simple and fast. It excels other programs in that it enables you to save multiple clips at a time. For H.264 files, it even allows zero-quality video creation with 30x faster speed. Below I'll describe how to split a large movie efficiently in Windows with this program. To split videos on Mac also takes the same steps.

Download Wondershare Video Splitter:

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After you installed this program, click the desktop icon to launch it. Then drag and drop your video files to the program window. All imported files will show as thumbnails in the left window, shown as below:

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Click "Edit" besides each video item to pop up the edit panel. Then enter the trim window by clicking the "Trim" tab. Now you can start to drag the flag below the time slidebar to set the start and ending parts. Note that you can click "Previous frame" or "Next frame" to focus the exact point you want. When getting your wanted part, hit "Ok" to return to the primary window.

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If you want to export several portions of your file, you can import the original video in the item tray for several times , and then trim to get different segments from the movie. After that, pick up your desired format and hit Convert to save them in batch.

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Product-related questions? Speak directly to our Support Team >>

Liza_Brown
Hi, Zot, thanks for your interests in our product. The Mac version doesn't come with a Timeline view. To split your video on Mac, you can use its previewing window to do the trimming, it's also very convenient and fast.
Zot
Hello, I'm using version 2.5.0 on the Mac and I don't see a timeline. How do I switch from the clip-view to the time line view? Thanks!

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