Why do you need to trim video online

According to Insivia, over 500 million hours of videos are watched on YouTube each day alone, and it’s not just proving more popular among watchers, more people are creating and editing their own video content than ever before. The same report found more video content is uploaded every 30 days than the major US television networks created in a whopping 30 years.

It comes as no surprise then, that the need for handy video editing tools is the highest we’ve ever seen it, especially video trimming software. With the rise of video bloggers, or “vloggers” and the like, everyone is their very own film star these days, and so an increasing amount of people need to edit down the length of their video content before they release it for the world to see. Like the rest of us, they've come to learn that short and snappy content is the most engaging - it’s all about retaining that audience. You only have to look at most social media platforms, Instagram, Facebook, Shapchat, etc, that this is the case as they limit the length of the clips you can upload to their servers.

So in this tutorial, we’ll show you how to cut a video using Clideo’s easy-to-use Online Video Cutter online without the need to waste time downloading complex editing software that can take up valuable storage space. And the best part is: it’ll work on any browsers and across most platforms, whether that’s Windows, Mac, iPhone, or Android.


How to use Online Video Cutter by Clideo

In this digital age of information overload, keeping things as simple and as intuitive as possible is more important than ever. So when it comes to trimming video content, users need a quick and easy tool that they can rely on; something that requires minimal effort and system requirements.

The clip trimming app is the perfect solution for this. It’s minimal design makes it super easy for anyone to use, and so you don’t need special video editing skills to take advantage of it. And because it works through your browser, you don’t need to download or install anything on your device. Its powerful editing processes are all done on the server side, too, leaving little for your laptop, phone or tablet to do.

Better yet, Online Video Cutter works with all the popular formats such as AVI, MP4, VOB, MPG, MOV, among others, and even if you change your mind, all’s good. You can change the format, as well as the resolution or quality of your video at any time, if needed.

So are you ready to get started? Read our three simple steps below to find out how.


  1. Upload your lengthy content

    To get started, simply head to the Online Video Trimming Tool by Clideo and hit the ‘Choose file’ button to upload the content you want to cut.

    Add a video to cut from computer or phone

    If you’re working from a Mac device or Windows computer, you can simply drag and drop a video from one of your folders. You can also add a link from Dropbox, Google Drive or other online source if this works better for you.

    Upload a video for trimming from Dropbox or Google Drive

    It’s worth noting here that the app allows you to trim a video up to 500 MB, completely free of charge.


  2. Cut cut cut!

    Once your video has been added, it’s time to cut it down. Here is where things are kept nice and simple. The minimal design helps ensure trimming is fast with as little confusion involved as possible.

    In the centre your full length video clip is displayed. You can play and pause this in the editing tool to get a feel of which part you want to keep.

    Choose the beginning and ending of the video to trim

    On the bottom is the preview reel, where you can manually adjust the sliders to choose where exactly in your video you’d like your clip to be trimmed. You can also add the option to add a fade-in and/or fade-out if you feel the need. Now, by moving the two markers, manually, you can select where you want the beginning and ending of your new clip.

    Fade in or fade out your cut video

    You can select a different output format for your file. If you’re editing the video from your iPhone or Android, please note that it’s better to pick the MP4 format. Hit the play button to see a preview of the newly-trimmed video and if you’re happy with the result, simply tap the Cut button.

    Choose an output format for your cut video

    Now Online Video Cutter will work its magic. In the meantime, you’ll be presented with the text “We are working on it, give us a minute!”. Sit back, relax and your newly edited video clip will be ready in just a few moments.


  3. Preview and download

    Once your fresh clip has been processed, you’ll be presented with the new clip alongside the options to download and save it to your device for safe keeping, or back it up in Google Drive or Dropbox. You can also choose to watch the cut video online right from your browser.

    Download the cut video to your device or cloud service

So, what are you looking for? Don’t waste your time searching for other programs as Online Video Cutter by Clideo provides you with all the tools needed to create your own length clips.