How to split a clip on Mac/iPhone/iPad

A video clip (movie) can be split, combined with other files to make more manageable files. Splitting is done, for instance to add a transition in between the original clip. Clipping a movie enables the editor to mark a clip’s start and end point.

Part 1: How to split a clip in iMovie on Mac

    To implement splitting of clips iMovie uses an additional feature called the Precision Editor. Here are the steps to split a clip in iMovie using the Precision Editor.

  • Import the clip by clicking the import media button.
  • How to split a clip on Mac/iPhone/iPad

  • Select the source clips.
  • Click on Import All as shown in the diagram above.
  • Trim the clips.
  • Add a wide shot to the timeline.
  • How to split a clip on Mac/iPhone/iPad

  • Trim three seconds from the end of the wide shot.
  • Trim 3.9 seconds from the start of the close-up.
  • How to split a clip on Mac/iPhone/iPad

  • To maintain motion continuity click on Window > Show Precision Editor.
  • Then drag the clips in such a way to merge their common action.
  • How to split a clip on Mac/iPhone/iPad

  • Then finally adjust the transition in a way to preserve continuity, but to cut an earlier action.
  • Exit the Precision Editor.
  • If you do not want to use the Precision Editor on iMovie and simply want to split the clip just like that, follow the steps as given below.

  • Launch iMovie.
  • Split the master clip into two scenes.
  • How to split a clip on Mac/iPhone/iPad

  • Crop and trash parts of the footage that will not be used.
  • Empty the trash.
  • How to split a clip on Mac/iPhone/iPad

  • Then rename the remaining clips.
  • How to split a clip on Mac/iPhone/iPad

  • Then finally adjust the transition in to merge the two clips seamlessly.

Part 2: How to split a clip in iMovie on iPhone/iPad

We are using a third party app (Slim) to demonstrate the process.

  • Add the videos to the video slimmer.
  • How to split a clip on Mac/iPhone/iPad

  • Tap on the added clips to invoke a trim window.
  • How to split a clip on Mac/iPhone/iPad

  • Press the slider and drag it to the start point.
  • Press the start button to confirm your selection.
  • Drag the slider to the end point.
  • Now click the done button at the top right corner to exit.
  • Finally, tap Slim Now.
  • The clips will be cut on iPad using the Slim App.

Part 3: How to split a clip on Windows using Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is an excellent video conversion tool with a host of high end features and functions. The best part is that it supports almost any video format that you can think of and does whatever you need in just a few clicks. Add to that the 30x faster video conversion that makes your life so much easier, you will find that this utility software is a blessing if you are really into working with videos all the time.

Following are the main features of Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate.

  • Convert DVDs for personal use
  • Convert videos from one format to another, including 3D
  • Transfer the converted and downloaded video over WiFi
  • Burn videos to DVDs
  • Edit videos and add effects before converting / burning them
  • Download videos from online streaming sites such as YouTube and more
  • So, if you are ready to try it now, you must download the Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate from here. Once you have done that, follow these steps to split any clip / video on Windows using Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate.

  • Launch Wondershare Video Converter from the programs menu.
  • How to split a clip on Mac/iPhone/iPad

  • Click on add files to load clips to the media library.
  • How to split a clip on Mac/iPhone/iPad

  • Select the files from the computer (alternatively, drag and drop the files) to the timeline.
  • Split the clips by clicking on the edit from the resulting right click menu.
  • The following window with trim options will appear.
  • How to split a clip on Mac/iPhone/iPad

  • Click on OK button to get you out of the splitting window.
  • Click on Convert to start the splitting process.
  • How to split a clip on Mac/iPhone/iPad

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