How to Trim Videos on Windows 10

Tuesday July 13, 2021 11:52 AM 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. With that in mind, let’s start with this tutorial!

There are many choices when it comes to video editors on Windows 10. But in this post, we recommended the 2 easiest methods to help users to get the video trimed.

One is FilmForth, a  totally free and no watermark video editor with an easy-to-use interface. And the other is Photos which is the stock program on Windows 10.

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

Step 1. Run Video Trimmer on the Computer

Download FilmForth from Microsoft Store and install it on the computer. To do so, simply click the image below to download it directly from the Microsoft store. Once you’re on the store page, click on ‘Get’. Windows 10 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 click 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 6 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 via FilmForth. 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 split the video.

Tap the fragment you split and click the delete button to delete it.  Now you just trim 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

Then FilmForth will start exporting it. 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?

Video Tutorial: How to Trim a Video

Let’s take a look at how to trim a video on Windows 10 with this video tutorial of FilmForth.

As you’ve seen, trimming video with FilmForth is really easy. But if you don’t want to download an app to trim video, then you can use Windows 10 Photos which has some minor video editing functionalities.

How to Trim Videos on Windows 10 via Photos App

Follow the steps below to get the video trimmed by Photos.

Step 1. Choose Video Editor on Photos

Open the Windows Photos app editor. 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

You can see the video was uploaded. Then you should 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

As you can see, this menu is really similar to the trimming tool in FilmForth, where the first white circle represents the start, and the second represents the finish.

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 too! The bad news is to split the video is much more tedious than using FilmForth. You should split one by one and combine them at last. But if you don’t want to download any video editing apps and you need to do some simple edits, then it’s a great alternative!

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.

I also hope you liked FilmForth! If you have any questions about the app, or you’d like to see new functionality added to it, then leave a comment letting us know. We look forward to your feedback to keep improving.

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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FilmForth – Best Free Video Editor for Windows 10

  • 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.
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