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Clip Maker

 Share only the best moments from one long video. Give your followers something to like. Kapwing makes it fast, easy – and free.

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Create video clips from one long video in just a few clicks

You’ve filmed a great video. There’s plenty of golden moments. But people’s attention spans are shorter than ever – and you have to focus on creating your next piece of content.

So how can you share the most meaningful parts to the world, quickly, without losing hours (or even days) stuck in a tedious, post-production editing haze?

Say hello to Kapwing’s Video Clip Maker–built for busy content creators just like you. Extract key highlights from longer videos in bite-sized clips for TikTok, Instagram, YouTube and more. Save time, gain loyal followers, and give people memories that can last a lifetime in mere minutes.

Trim a video by editing text

What’s that? You can edit videos by editing a document? Use Kapwing’s text-based video editor to edit an automatically generated transcript of your video. Any edits you make to the text are instantly made to the video. The future really is now.

Cut out the quiet parts with only a click

Editing out silent moments in videos takes time, patience, and skill. That’s why we made it easier. Just one click will cut out all the silences from your video, automatically. Get closer to completing your rough – or even final – cut in no time.

Record, edit and create animated GIFs quickly

A GIF is worth 1,000 shares. Create animated GIFS from the little moments that say the most about your video with Kapwing’s free GIF maker – and add effects. Share them on Instagram, Discord, Twitter, and Reddit. React to posts in your own unique way.

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  1. Upload a video

    Upload your video file to Kapwing directly from your device, or with the drag-and-drop feature. Your video can be in any format you want. If it’s in a non-browser playable format, no worries – it will be converted to mp4 on upload.

  2. Edit video clip

    Find exactly where you want to edit out on the video timeline. Place the playhead at the spot you want to trim. Press “S” on your keyboard, or right-click and select “Split.” That’s pretty much it.

  3. Export and download

    Make additional edits to multiple video clips. Export when you’re ready. Download a video file or copy your own unique video URL link. You’ve got options.

The team that clips together stays together

Start editing without a learning curve and make video clips now instead of later—no complicated tutorials required. Keep it simple with Kapwing’s user-friendly online interface that anyone can pick up.

Collaborate with cloud-based video editing

Bring life to your whole team’s creative vision. Edit and review video projects in real-time, simultaneously. All team members can see any updates made to your projects. No more feedback loops or sharing multiple files. Clip smarter, not harder.

Get your video clips out together, 10x faster

Kapwing streamlines your team’s video content creation jam session in one location. You can automate boring tasks with AI tools and templates, get up-to-the-minute status updates on your projects, and give feedback directly on the video. Teamwork makes the video dream work.

Comment, share, and like internally

Comment directly on video clips. No need to go back and forth through messages or email. More streamlined feedback sessions means your team will create better content – and say goodbye to churn.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the easiest way to clip a video without rendering?

With Kapwing’s AI-enhanced tools. Kapwing can quickly clean up and process a video clip without undertaking complex rendering duties. This makes it faster for you to export.

What is the AI that turns video into clips?

Quick answer: Kapwing AI. Kapwing’s uses AI powered tools that scans longer videos to find meaningful clips automatically. It features all the essentials for creating great content.

How do I split a video into multiple clips?

Drag the seeker to find the section you want to split, then click the split button on the left side of the timeline to split your video into two parts. For quicker editing, use the keyboard shortcut, “S” to split your video. You can split your video into smaller pieces and delete extra footage.

What’s the best free video clip maker?

Kapwing is a free online video generator that lets anyone create a video with a simple text prompt, a script, or even a full document. Just add your text to Kapwing and specify the length and platform you’re publishing on. Kapwing will generate a video for you with footage, music, special effects, and more. Start using Kapwing for free online – no downloads required.

What's different about Kapwing?

Start creating immediately with thousands of templates and copyright free videos, images, music, and GIFs. Repurpose content from the internet by pasting a link.
Kapwing is completely free to start. Just upload a video and start editing. Supercharge your editing workflow with our powerful online tools.
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Kapwing is cloud based, which means your videos are wherever you are. Use it on any device and access your content anywhere in the world.
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