How to trim videos in CapCut


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If you're diving into the world of video editing with CapCut, mastering the art of video trimming is crucial. Our guide on how to trim videos in CapCut is your ticket to unlocking this essential skill.

Even if you're new to the editing game, CapCut's user-friendly interface makes the process a breeze. With our expert instructions, you'll swiftly navigate through the intricacies of this application, setting you on the path to becoming a video editing pro in no time.

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How to trim videos in CapCut

CapCut is a flexible editor where you can do anything you want. Trimming a video is one of its simplest functions, and you can do it in just a few steps.

  • Launch CapCut and go to the New Project tab. Here you will see your videos.
  • Tap on the video you want to view.
  • Click the button in the lower-left corner to start trimming the video.
  • A yellow box will appear around your video clip. Drag its edges to determine which part of the video you need.
  • Click the checkmark in the lower-right corner to add the video.
  • Then you can select more videos or click Add in the lower-right corner of the screen. This will take you to the detailed editor.
  • Press Edit to access advanced editing options, including trimming.
the Split button in CapCut
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Now you can edit the video as you wish. When you tap on a video clip, a white frame will appear around it. You can use it as you did in the quick editor before. If you need to cut a segment from the middle of a video clip, go to the point in the video where you want to make a break and click Split in the lower-left corner. Thus, you will be able to split the video into smaller clips that you can enlarge, reduce, and delete.

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