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How to Cut / Split / Trim Videos without Quality Loss in Mac/Windows

Question: How do you cut videos and use the certain parts you want? I record a few videos and want to share them online. But first I need to cut the videos so that I only upload the important parts in order to save time. How can I do that?

Well, we can use Wondershare Video Editor - which helps you cut video into several parts and provides lots of video editing functions to make a great home movie. Free download Wondershare video cutter software and then follow the step-to-step guide on how to cut video below on Windows (Windows 8 included). If you are a Mac user, turn to Mac Video Editor for help, which has the same functions as the windows version.

Easy-to-use Video Cutter: Wondershare Video Editor

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  • Easily cut videos into different parts with no quality loss.
  • "Scene Detection" function automatically cut videos into pieces.
  • Improve your video by adding effects, transitions, intro/credits and filters.
  • Save your video into different formats, burn to DVD or upload online.
  • Supported OS: Windows (Windows 8 included) & Mac OS X (above 10.6).

1. Import your videos to the software

You can either click "Import" on the main interface and select files from your computer, or just simply drag and drop files to the User's Album before adding them to the Timeline for editing. This video cutter supports almost all regular video formats, such as MP4, FLV, AVI, VOB, 3GP, 3G2, MOV, F4V, M4V, MPG, MPEG, TS, TRP, M2TS, MTS, TP, DAT, WMV, MKV, ASF, DV, MOD, NSV, TOD, EVO, etc.

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2. Manually cut videos

Drag videos from the User's Album to the video track on the Timeline and following these instructions to cut video files. Firstly, move the slider to the position you want to cut the video. If you want to remove one part, just split it out and remove it by clicking Delete on the toolbar or right menu. Repeat the process to cut a video into multiple pieces. But you have to save multiple sections for different files one by one after deleting unwanted parts.

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3. Automatically cut videos

To quickly find the segment you want to cut, the "Scene Detection" function will help you a lot. Highlight the video in item tray (not the timeline), right click it and select "Scene Detection" to separate your videos into different parts, and then get your wanted part easily.

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4. Export your video

When you have finished the cutting, click "Create". You can save video in other formats on the local computer by clicking "Format" and specify some necessary settings. If you want to play video creation on iPod, iPhone, iPad, click "Device" and select the thumbnail of your devices. You can also share your videos on YouTube directly or burn video to DVD discs for better video preservation.

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Video Tutorial: How to Cut Video Files

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Jussica
Just download the software and follow the steps above to remove the blach screen.
lucy
hello, I need help with ending my video. My video has only 11 minutes but I dont know how to finish it, because it still continues till 1 hour and 32 minutes showing just black screen. I need to know how to cut my video after 11 minutes and save it just in this lenght. Please help me. I really dont need video being long for over an hour showing nothing for 45 minutes!!
Cam Q.
This is awesome. I\'m one of those people that shoots everything and leave the camera on record continuously. So of course I have to do a lot of cutting usable footage into shorter clips to make something bearable to watch. This is the tool for the job!
Ginger
Really great \"How To\" instructions and a Free Trial download. It doesn\'t get much better than that!
Liza_Brown
Hi, Gwen, please kindly noted that this program doesn\'t support DVD files originally, so you need to convert your DVD to other popular formats like WMV, MOV, AVI first. To do this, you can use this video converter. When you complete the conversion, you can follow the above steps to cut your video into clips for uploading or other uses. Don\'t worry, this program will keep your original file intact.
Gwen
So if I have a DVD and I just want to take a part of it to either put online or create a new DVD with this small piece, i can use this program? I do not want to lose anything from the original DVD. I want it left intact. I Just want to have a portion of it copied for personal use.
Liza_Brown
Hi Cookie, of course you can do this by our software. First import the two videos to the program and drag the two videos to the video track below. Trim the videos respectively to cut the scenes you don\'t need according to the tutorial. And finally click \"Create\" then you can get the video with the two trimmed videos merging together.
Cookie
Does this let you take parts of one video and mush it with another one? Im trying to make a commercial for a school project and I need to cut parts out of the video and add parts of another one we made to it.
Liza_Brown
Hi, Anand, well noted your concern. If you have multiple tasks to complete, you can try our Video Converter, which allows you to drag the time indicator to get your wanted part, and helps to export to multiple files at the same time. By the way, did you get the latest version as 3.1.1? To find the \"Scene detection\" function, just right click the video thumbnail in the left item tray, and then select the option to pop up the window. After that, click \"Detect\" to split your videos into several parts, and finally hit \"Apply\". Best regards,
Anand
disappointed.... my need is to automatically have the program understand the metadata chapters and help split them automatically instead of manual intervention in a batch mode. I have over 200 odd DVDs and I am consolidating few chapters for my need. anyway will have to try other product. Also I can not see the \"scene detection\" function. Also the version I downloaded from here does not match with the UI indicated here.

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