How to Split a Video into Two Parts Free and Easily

From this guide, you’ll learn how to easily split a video with a great free tool.

Thursday November 4, 2021 10:03 AM PDT by Karen Greene

At times you may have a video you’d like to share with your peeps, yet you find that video of yours too long and it would be great if you can just cut it into two pieces so what’s left for your audience is not as tedious and is much more digestible. For instance, as we previously discussed how to make a good YouTube intro video, splitting overlong video clips is a necessary process for producing great video content.

The following are the detailed method to split videos into two and more parts without hassle, check out the snapshots below and you’ll find the steps not complicated and quite easy to follow. Let’s get your problem solved in less than 5 minutes!

I understand that you may not be some techie or video editing professionals, no worries, with a decent video editing program, this can be implemented in a few clicks. Allow me to introduce FilmForth, one of the Best free video editors for Windows 10, it is completely free of charge, it’s geared toward video editing beginners so it’s extremely easy to use, and allows you to split your videos into two halves and in excellent quality. 

Illustrated Guide on How to Split a Video with FilmForth

Step 1. Download and Install FilmForth

If you haven’t had it already, get FilmForth from Microsoft store, click the download button below, and hit Get in the store, it’s free, highly rated and it installs really fast! FilmForth is compatible with Windows 10 and Windows 11.
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Step 2. Launch FilmForth and Start a New Project

After you download and install FilmForth, launch it from the Windows start menu, and hit New Project button in the middle. 

Create a new project

Create a new project

Step 3. Load Video into FilmForth Program

Drag and drop the video into the program or click ADD VIDEO/PHOTO CLIPS button to load the video you intend to cut into two halves into the program. 

Please note that FilmForth supported media formats include JPG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, WebP, MP4, WMW, AVI, WebM, TS, 3GP, 3GPP, M4V, MOV, MKV, MTS, M2TS, WMV, WAV, M4A, and MP3.

Load videos into the program

Load videos into the program

Step 4. Click to Select the Added Video

Then you’ll be led to FilmForth video editing screen where you can see the added video in the timeline, click to select it. As you can see from the screen, there are buttons in the operation panel underneath for various video editing purposes, we’ll get to that in a bit.

Click to select the added video

Click to select the added video

Step 5. Split the Video into Two Parts (or More)

Since we’re going to separate the video into two halves, first locate the yellow playhead from the left-most side of the timeline. Drag to move the playhead to the position where you want to split the video. 

The buttons at the start/end of the clips allow you to add cool transition effects, and the blue Plus button on the right side allows you to add our built-in clips, color clips, stickers, and more. 

If you want to split the video into more than two parts, click to select a split that needs further splitting, then repeat the operation introduced above.

Split the video

Split the video

Step 6. Save and Export Split Videos

Whenever you’re satisfied with your work, hit Save Video from the lower-right side and a dialog will pop up for export settings, here you can customize your video resolution, bitrate, frame rate, and audio sample rate. Then choose a destination path for your export file to save and export the split video clips. 

Please note that to export different clips respectively, delete one of the splits in the timeline, export a split, and repeat the abovementioned operations for the other split.  

Click Save to export

Click Save to export

You Can Do More with FilmForth

Splitting is one of the skills you should acquire as a good video creator, and if you’d like to learn more, our ultimate FilmForth guide is always available.

Aside from cutting the video, its video editing features also include trimming, changing playback speed, adjusting volume, detaching audio, adding special effects, and plenty more. So get Filmforth right away and it’ll definitely blow your mind.

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To Sum Up

Compared with splitting videos online, FilmForth presents a much bigger file size capacity, much faster video processing and exporting speed, and more video editing functionalities, thus we highly recommend you to give it a try. Additionally, for YouTubers, splitting your video with YouTube studio is also a handy option.

Can you ask for more, you may ask, from a free video editor? Yes! FilmForth even empowers you to edit the video at will with its sufficient video editing features, to bring out the best in your creativity. 


Karen is a professional writer with a background in column writing who enjoys resolving complex topics and explaining them in interesting ways.

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FilmForth - Free Video Editor

  • No charge, no watermark, no skill required at all.
  • Export video to MP3 with one click.
  • Add transitions, effects, filter, text to the video as you want.
  • Remove, replace, record and edit the background audio easily.
  • Change the speed, volume, and subtitle on video with ease.
  • Stabilize, trim, rotate, and convert video in seconds.