How to cut a video
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Using Movavi Video Editor, you can easily split videos into parts and cut out fragments with the Split tool. You can find it on the toolbar of the main window, marked with a scissors icon:
The position marker defines the currently selected point on the Timeline. There are two position markers: the orange line on the Timeline, stretching down from the time scale all the way through all of the tracks, and the position marker on the progress bar of the player. Both denote the current position relative to the whole project and show identical time.
Splitting video into parts
1. Select the clip that you want to split.
2. Move the position marker to the moment where you want to cut the clip.
3. Click the Split button on the toolbar.
Note that if the clip has linked audio (you can learn more about audio tracks here), the audio clip will also be split.
Cutting out fragments
1. Select the clip you want to cut and move the position marker to the beginning of the unwanted fragment.
2. Click the Split button. The clip will be cut into two parts, with the unwanted fragment at the beginning of the second clip.
3. Select the second clip and move the position marker to the end of the unwanted fragment.
4. Click the Split button again. The fragment is now a separate clip.
5. Select the clip with the unwanted fragment and click the Remove button (trash can icon), or use the Delete key on the keyboard. The clip will be removed, and the remaining clips on the Timeline will move to close the gap.
If you only need to cut off some parts at the beginning or at the end:
1. Place your mouse pointer over the edge of the clip.
2. Click and drag the edge towards the center of the clip to trim the clip to the desired length.
For more precise navigation:
Open the Playback menu and use the Skip Forward by 0.5 Seconds or Skip Backward by 0.5 Seconds commands to jump half a second forward or back.
Use the keyboard shortcuts to move the position marker half a second back and half a second forward, respectively: Shift+Ctrl+← and Shift+Ctrl+→.
Use the Previous Frame and Next Frame buttons for precise frame-by-frame navigation. You can also use the Ctrl+← and Ctrl+→ keyboard shortcuts.