Two Free and Easy Methods to Trim Videos on Windows 10 [2022 Updated]

This post reveals the 2 easiest methods to trim a video on Windows without cost. One is using Photos, the built-in video editor on Windows 10 to trim videos while the other is using a free video trimmer, FilmForth.

Wednesday January 19, 2022 5:35 PM PDT by Karen Greene

When recording a video, it’s very likely you’ll end up having more footage than you need, so in order for your video to look on point, you’ll need to do some post-production and cut the unnecessary parts. The thing is, there are many ways to do so by using different tools, but today I want to show you the two easiest ways you’ll ever find so that you can effectively learn how to trim videos on Windows 10.

1. How to Trim Videos on Windows 10 via Windows Photos Application

Photos is not only a free build-in video editor on Windows 10 and Windows 11 but also a video trimmer that supports cutting the video as you need. It provides free video editing features like video cutting, video rotating, texting, and adding effects, etc. to help Windows users get video editing jobs done well with ease. Now please follow the steps below to get the video trimmed by Photos.

Step 1. Choose Video Editor on Photos

Run Photos on the computer. You will see there are Collection, Albumes, People, Folder, and Video Editor options on the top left corner. Choose Video Editor.

Choose Video Editor on Photos

Choose Video Editor on Photos

Step 2. Start New Video Project

Once you click the Video Editor and then there will pop up a window as below. You should tap the New video Project button to select the video you want to trim.

Create New Project on Photos

Create New Project on Photos

Step 3. Trim the Video

The video you uploaded will show up in the Project library. Now you have to drag this video to the Editing area where the video editing toolbar is located. You can see the functions listed. Tap the Trim button to go on.

Trim the Video by Clicking the Trim Button

Trim the Video by Clicking the Trim Button

Step 4. Move the Slider to Trim Video

The colored slider only shows the current frame and has no effect on trimming. To trim videos, simply select the area you wish to keep by maintaining it between the two white circles, and then click the Done option located at the corner portion of the window to save a copy of your trimmed video.

Move the Buttons to Set Start and End on Photos

Move the Buttons to Set Start and End on Photos

As you’ve probably realized, trimming videos with the Photos app is really easy! The bad news is splitting the video is much more tedious because you have to split one by one and combine them at last. But if you don’t want to download any video trimmer on Windows 10 or Windows 11 and you do need to do some simple edits, Photos would be the best!

If you want to edit the video with some advanced video editing features like picture in picture, removal video background, and voiceover of the video, etc., Photos won’t be the one for you. You can find a Photos alternative, FilmForth, a free and no-watermark video editor that can realize your creative vision work with ease.

Now let’s dive into the detailed steps to trim the video with FilmForth.

2. How to Trim Video with a FilmForth Free Video Trimmer

FilmForth is one of the best free video editors for Windows and it offers tons of practical features without cost. Let’s take a look at how to trim a video on Windows 10 with this video tutorial of FilmForth before we get the steps below.

Step 1. Run Video Trimmer on the Computer

Download FilmForth from Microsoft Store and install it on the computer. You can simply click the button below to download it directly from the Microsoft store. Once you’re on the store page, click on ‘Get’. The computer will handle the installation automatically, and it should take about 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 2. Upload the Video

Open FilmForth and click on “New Project” as shown below. You’ll need to add the video file you wish to edit.

New Project on FilmForth

New Project on FilmForth

Once you’re there, find the video you wish to edit by navigating to the folder where it’s located and clicking on it to add it to the timeline. After the video was loaded, your timeline should look like this.

Video Added to FilmForth

Video Added to FilmForth

Step 3. Trim the Video As You Want

There are lots of function options on the toolbar. You need to choose Edit and the Trim button will pop up.

Click the Trim Button to Trim Video

Click the Trim Button to Trim Video

Once you’ve done that, the trimming menu will open up, and it should look like this:

Trim the Video

Trim the Video

As you can see, this menu can help you trim unnecessary footage from the start and end of the video by dragging. When you drag the Start to the End, the video above will follow the dragging and show you where you are now.

Extra tip: How to Cut Video from Middle

If you want to trim some footage in the middle of the video, you can split the video. To use the split tool, you should locate the red marker on the part of the video where you want to make the split and then click on the Split to separate the video into two parts.

Tap the fragment you split and hit the delete button to delete it.  Now you just trimmed the video and deleted the middle fragment.

Trim the Video in the Middle

Trim the Video in the Middle

Step 4. Save the Trimmed Video

Simply click on the red “Save Video” button that’s located at the bottom right of the editor.

Export the Video

Export the Video

There will pop up a window that you can choose the Video Resolution, Video Quality, Frame Rate, and watermark or not. Tap the Save button to get it saved.

Save the Video

Save the Video

Depending on the duration of your video, it might take a few minutes to properly export and save your trimmed video. And that’s it! Now you’ll be able to share and upload your video. Really easy, wasn’t it?

Conclusion

I hope you’ve learned how to trim videos on Windows 10 effectively. As you can see, it’s a very straightforward process that doesn’t require any previous video editing knowledge.

Finally, if you want more tips to improve your videos and take them to the next level, you can visit our other articles where we explain some of the different functions of FilmForth, such as applying video effects, transitions, and more.

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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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