EaseUS Video Editor

Versatile video editing software to turn clips or footage into marvelous videos.

  • Make videos easily via basic and advanced video editing features
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How to Trim Video in Windows 10

Daisy posted on Apr 07, 2020 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

Recording a video at a birthday party, weekend trip, or marriage fun is never smooth. Why? There are always distractions, unnecessary things add up, and while you can share it, with so many unnecessary things the video doesn't look right. Also, they add up to the length of the video. Many social media websites have a limit on the length of the video. That is why you need to trim video, and the best place to trim the video is on a Windows 10 PC. Editing videos on desktop also makes it possible to get precise control on splitting the video. Keeping in mind that you often need to edit multiple videos, the mobile device has too many restrictions, especially when you cannot join various videos. Keeping in mind ordinary users cannot use high-end video editors; in this post, let's look at some free desktop tools to trim videos.

Why Do you Need to Trim a Video? Advantages of Trimming Video:

  • Delete unnecessary parts if videos
  • Reduce the length of the video saving bandwidth and time to share the videos
  • Join multiple videos when you shot a video separately.
  • Add effects to videos both in terms of visual and audio effects
  • Various formats can be clubbed together in the final output
  • Video editor makes it possible to share on multiple platforms easily
  • Reduce background noise

3 Free Software to Trim a Video in Windows 10

Here we are recommending three video editing software with detailed steps on how can use each of them to trim a video in Windows 10.

EaseUS Video Editor
Windows 10 Photos App
VLC Media Player

1. EaseUS Video Editor

EaseUS Video Editor is a professional level video editor that offers an easy way to trim videos. Once you have the video on the timeline, all you need to do is move the playhead to the location, and then use the keyboard shortcut (ctrl + b) to cut the video. Along with trimming, it also offers video cropping feature, and mosaic. If you have parts of videos you need to keep out of frame or hide, both these tools are useful. Cropping means changing the frame of the video to zoom, while the mosaic will blur the selected part of the video.

Apart from these features, EaseUS Video editor is a fantastic tool to create professional-looking videos. It offers features like text, filters, overlays, transitions, elements, and music to enhance the look of the video. On top of these, you can add background music, use voiceover, and create captions from the audio in the video.

Steps to trim a video using EaseUS Video Editor:

Step 1. Import videos and add to timeline

You must select the right aspect ratio for the video when you create the project. Then import the videos, drop them on the timeline. You can add one or multiple videos.

Add video to timeline

Step 2. Trim videos

Select the playhead (vertical line) on the timeline and then drag it to the point from where you want to trim the video. First, split, and then drag using the mouse to the position where you want to cut the video. Later split again to finalize the video clip. You can trim video without splitting as well. All you need to do is grab the start or end part of the video and then drag it to the required length.

Trim a video

Besides, you can also add required effects, transitions, voice-over, and other features to the video.

Step 3. Export Video

Now that you are ready, its time to export the video in the video, audio, or upload to the social platform. Make sure to configure the quality and resolution of the video. EaseUS Video Editor is easier to use and offers professional video editing features. Not only can you split, edit, but you can also trim and crop the videos. Not to forget the visual effects you get for quality video production.

Select to export the trimmed video

Best for Beginners and Amateurs. You can use it to trim one or multiple videos in Windows 10/8/7.

Download: https://www.easeus.com/multimedia/video-editor.html

2. Windows 10 Photos App

Windows also offer an inbuilt video editor that can trim part of any video. Once you drag and drop the video on the timeline, you get access to all operations. However, there is no timeline, instead of for every video, it offers a separate window where you can trim. Apart from these, you can add motion effects, 3D effects, and filters. It can remove or add black bars, free background music, and so on. However, it is very tedious to use compared to all the tools here. Managing all the videos separately and editing them in a separate window is a tedious task.

Trim a video using Windows Photos App

Steps to trim a video using the Photos App:

Step 1. Import Videos and add to project timeline

First, create a project, and then add the videos you want to edit. Drag them to the timeline, and they will align next to each other. However, there is no timeline, and you will have to manage each video separately.

Step 2. Trim Videos

Select the video and then click on the Trim button. You can also right-click and select the same. It will open the Trimmer, where you can set the start and end of the video. Click Done when you are sure of the trim length.

Step 3. Export

You can then repeat the same for all videos, and then finally export it in MP4 format.

Best for beginners, and while it can edit multiple videos, it is very cumbersome to use because of the missing timeline.

Download: It comes preinstalled in Windows 10

3. VLC Media Player 

It's a versatile video player that can play almost every format, and if you need to trim video quickly, it can come handy. The Player uses the recording method to trim the video, which is supported by keyboard shortcuts. Trimmed videos are saved into a dedicated folder leaving the original video as it is. Apart from trimming videos, the player can also be used to record videos, sync audio, and video, find codec information, and more. There are not many features in terms of editing, but it is best for basic operations, and hence the inclusion.

Trim a video using VLC Meida Player

Steps to trim a video using VLC:

Step 1. Open Advanced Controls

From your standard VLC screen, using the menu bar go to View > Advanced Controls. It will enable the editing tools, which include Record, Take Snapshot, Loop, and Frame by Frame video.

Step 2. Record and Trim

Open the video file which you need to edit, and them move the seeker to the point from where you need to start trimming. Then click on the record button. Next, drag the seek bar to the endpoint where you need to cut. Stop the recording by clicking on the record button. You may also choose the frame-by-frame option for better accuracy. All the videos are available in the Pictures folder.

Best for beginners, and it can only edit one video at a time. However, it is not easy to use as it uses an untraditional method, which is cumbersome.

Download: https://www.videolan.org/ 

Bonus Tip: How to Trim Multiple Videos using EaseUS Video Editor

What good is a video editor if it cannot trim multiple videos? We just don't shoot one video at any given time, and if they are related video, editing them in one go is useful. EaseUS trim multiple videos, thanks to the timeline feature. Once you are done trimming, you can combine them with those parts in the final output.

Step 1. Add multiple videos

Launch EaseUS video editor and create a new project. Make sure the Project aspect ratio is selected correctly. In case there are videos of different aspect ratio, choose one which works with all. Next, drag and drop the videos directly into the timeline and arrange them in the order you want to trim the videos. 

Import or add mulitple videos

Step 2. Trim Multiple Videos

Trimming videos doesn't go along as a single feature. Trimming, Splitting, Cropping, they all complement each other. So, before you go ahead, the first thing you should do is split the videos in smaller clips and adjust the frame. Next, you can drag one of the edges of the clips to the left or right to get to the right length. The best of the trimming is that if you had done a split, you could expand to reveal the deleted part as well. Once done with one video, you can repeat the same with other videos on the timeline. 

Trim multiple videos

Step 3. Export Videos to Join them

Done that, its time to join the videos as one. The joining of the videos happens when you export the video. Click on the Export button, select the right configuration and quality, and then save it on the computer. You can also share to social media websites directly from the video editor.

Export trimmed videos

Conclusion

After looking at all these three video editors, EaseUS video editor is recommended as the right video trimmer. It offers a perfect balance of features and ease of use for everyone. The VLC media player is basic, doesn't support multiple videos; there is no timeline, making it tedious to use. Photos app in Windows 10 is better, but the trimming video is not comfortable if you need to do it regularly. EaseUS Video editor, on the contrary, offers a non-linear timeline feature where you can drag multiple videos, trim them one by one, and then join them in the final output.

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  • EaseUS Video Editor
  • Windows 10 Photos App
  • VLC Media Player

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