Kapwing LogoKAPWING

Trim Video

Trim and cut video to the perfect length with Kapwing

Trim Video Screenshot

Trim a video in just a few clicks

Trimming videos is the most fundamental building block of video editing. Creators need to trim longer clips to highlight the most important parts of their stories. When multiple clips are trimmed to the right places, they can be appended together to create a touching and memorable video.

When it comes to footage, often times less is more. The online video trimmer from Kapwing is the fastest way to cut a video to your desired duration. You can trim by dragging or by splitting your clip in the perfect sections. Cut video into sections, split clips and rearrange, and get the perfect section of your video exported in just a few clicks.

Trim Video Screenshot

How to Trim a Video Online

Trim Video
  1. Upload your video

    Upload a video directly to Kapwing using our easy UI. You can even paste a link to a video from Youtube, TikTok, or other video source.

  2. Choose start and end times

    Cut and trim your video to the desired length using sliders. Use arrow keys to make sure the trimming times are perfect!

  3. Download and share

    Just hit Export, and your final output video will be produced. It's completely free to use and requires no downloading!

Trim a Video Online For Free

With the flexible Kapwing timeline, you can trim and cut clips whichever way is most intuitive for you. You can shorten the ends of the clip, or play to a desired section and cut the clip at that exact point. The Kapwing video trimmer supports all of these workflows, and much more.

Start by uploading your video file or pasting a link to the YouTube video. Then, use the sliders or the timeline to change the start and end time, make cuts, or shorten your video. You can split a layer into parts and remove the middle section from the video, or duplicate parts of the video to create a loop.

Once you Export the trimmed video, Kapwing will process the trims and give you a saveable MP4 version of the video clip. Preview the final video by pressing play and make any other edits you like (add a watermark, text, or subtitles for example). Then, download the MP4 file directly or share the URL with friends to send the trimmed part to someone else. You can also “Edit” the trim if you need to make timing adjustments.

This free, online tool is also the best way to cut Youtube videos. Paste the YouTube URL to import the full video into Kapwing, then use the sliders to cut the video to the new timestamp. Kapwing supports MP4, MOV, MP3, FLV, AVI, WEBM, and website links. Upload any file to trim or crop it inline.

Kapwing's Video Trimmer works for free! Use it to trim on Windows, Mac, tablets, Chromebooks, iPhones, or Android phones. It's a free, simple alternative to ytCropper or a Photos app. Our goal is to give creators fast, accessible tools that make their lives easier. Hope that it helps you trim your videos with ease.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bob, our kitten, thinking
Which video cutter is the best?
Kapwing is voted the internet's #1 free video editor where you can edit, trim, and cut your videos easily on any web browser all in one place without having to pay or install any software. Kapwing’s intuitive interface makes it easy to create video trims with its precise timeline slider and keyboard shortcuts unlike other editing software.
What is the easiest way to trim a video?
The easiest way to trim a video is by using a video trimming tool. By using a video trimming tool, you’ll be able to shorten and cut out unnecessary parts of a video or reduce the video file size. There is a wide variety of tools you can use to trim a video, but usually you’d have to take extra steps to learn how to use the trimmer. Kapwing's video trimmer makes it easy to split, trim, and cut a video in seconds with its intuitive interface made by creators for creators.
How do I cut out a part of a video for free?
You can cut out a part of a video for free using Kapwing, an online video editor where you can use different video-editing tools like the video trimmer without having to pay. Kapwing is a trusted, browser-based solution to repurposing parts of a video out for free without having to install any software.

What's different about Kapwing?

Easy
Easy
Start creating immediately with thousands of templates and copyright free videos, images, music, and GIFs. Repurpose content from the internet by pasting a link.
Free
Free
Kapwing is completely free to start. Just upload a video and start editing. Supercharge your editing workflow with our powerful online tools.
Accessible
Accessible
Automatically subtitle and translate videos with our AI-powered Subtitler tool. Caption your videos in seconds, so that no viewers get left behind.
Online
Online
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.
No spam or ads
No spam or ads
We don't serve ads: we're committed to building a quality, trustworthy website. And we will never spam you nor sell your information to anyone.
Powerful
Powerful
Kapwing works hard to help make the content you want, when you want it. Get started on your project today.
Spotify
Google
Code.Org
Dyson
NYU
Facebook
Columbia
Whole Foods
Verizon
Harvard
UK Parliament
Louis Vuitton
Alberta
Trusted by millions of creators all over the world
Headshot of Michael Trader
Best online video service ever. And a miracle for deaf people.
[Subtitler] is able to autogenerate subtitles for video in almost any language. I'm deaf (or almost deaf, to be correct) and thanks to Kapwing I'm now able understand and react on videos from my friends :)
Michael Trader
Information Services Freelancer
Headshot of Dina Segovia
This tool should be in every social media account managers' bookmark list.
I use this daily to help with video editing. Even if you're a pro video editor, their is no need to be spending hours trying to get the format correct. Kapwing does the hard work for you.
Dina Segovia
Virtual Freelance Worker
Headshot of Kerry-lee Farla
By the far the most user friendly software to use.
As a housewife at home looking to start a Youtube channel for fun with absolutely zero editing experience, it was so easy for me to teach myself via their YouTube channel. It takes the tediousness out of editing and encourages creativity. As long as Kapwing is around, I will be using their software.
Kerry-lee Farla
Youtuber
Headshot of Gracie Peng
Kapwing is my secret weapon!
This is one of the most powerful, yet inexpensive and easy-to-use video editing software I've found. I blow my team away with how fast and efficiently I can edit and turnaround video projects.
Gracie Peng
Director of Content
Headshot of Martin James
Kapwing is king.
When I use this software, I feel all sorts of creative juices flowing because of how jam-packed with features the software really is. A very well-made product that will keep you enticed for hours.
Martin James
Video Editor
Headshot of Heidi Rae
Love this site.
As a English Foreign Language Teacher, this site helps me to quickly subtitle interesting videos that I can use in class. The students love the videos, and the subtitles really help them to learn new vocabulary as well as better understand and follow the video.
Heidi Rae
Education
Headshot of Natasha Ball
Excellent subtitling features
[It] works perfectly for me. Have been using Kapwing for a year or so, and their automatic subtitle tool gets better and better every week, it's rare that I have to correct a word. Keep up the good work!
Natasha Ball
Consultant
Headshot of Mitch Rawlings
Best online video service ever. And a miracle for deaf people.
[Subtitler] is able to autogenerate subtitles for video in almost any language. I'm deaf (or almost deaf, to be correct) and thanks to Kapwing I'm now able understand and react on videos from my friends :)
Mitch Rawlings
Information Services Freelancer
Ready? Let's do this.

Kapwing is free to use for teams of any size. We also offer paid plans with additional features, storage, and support.