Trim videos online 

Find the perfect video length with Clipchamp’s easy video editor. 

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All-in-one video toolkit

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Trim videos smoothly

Bloopers be gone! Trim away extra footage and mistakes without leaving your browser. Select and drag handles to trim a video or asset like images, stickers and music. When you’re ready, save in high quality without a watermark.

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Split and merge videos precisely

Cut out the fluff to immerse your viewers. First, zoom into the timeline to split and trim videos accurately. Next, line up your footage, add transitions and tell your story, your way.

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Crop and resize videos quickly

Only focus on what matters! Crop unwanted edges and resize your video’s aspect ratio to suit all your social media needs in a click. 

How to trim a video in Clipchamp

  • 1

    Upload a video or select a stock asset

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    Drag and drop onto the editor timeline

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    Click to highlight the stock asset

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    Drag the green handles in to trim

  • 5

    Export video in 1080p

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Tweak any footage

  • Trim the beginning or end of a video to remove mistakes, awkward silences or watermarks. 

  • Freely drag to adjust footage or use the floating toolbar to change the layout, flip or rotate your video.

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Make empty spaces vanish

  • Shortened multiple videos and have gaps in your video editing? Use Clipchamp’s smart gap removal to instantly delete them and merge videos smoothly. 

  • Trim away the tops and tails and polish it up by adding transitions and filters.

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Add stock and creative effects 

  • Adjust the length of stock images, audio, overlays and GIFs to make beautiful videos.

  • Find media that fits your video’s flow from Clipchamp’s stock library with 1 million+ royalty-free assets. 

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Learn how to trim videos like a pro.

Trimming videos online is easy. Read our step-by-step guide on how to trim a video.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Yes. Users can trim and download videos in up to 1080p quality for free.

  • Trimming reduces the length by snipping parts at the beginning or end of the video. Cutting is removing sections from between a video to discard or to use somewhere else in the video. Cropping removes unwanted outer areas to make the video fit a new aspect ratio.

  • Trimming a video will not reduce its quality. Ensure your video’s original format is compatible with Clipchamp to avoid exporting in a lower resolution. Our video editor will accept MP4, MOV, WEBM, AVI, DIVX, FLV, 3GP, WMV, VOB, DCM, and MKV video files. Find more information about supported formats here.

  • Yes. Clipchamp video editor has all the features you need to make a professional video. You can add filters, text, transitions, overlays and stickers. You can even create a natural sounding AI voiceover in 70 different languages for your video for free. 

On your mark, get set, trim!