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Trim a video online

Trimming video clips online is now easy. With Motionbox it's easy to upload and trim a video clip to your desired length. This is great if you want to repurpose longer video content, some examples include chopping up YouTube videos for social media.
Trim a video online

How to trim your video online

Trimming a video shouldn't be hard. Here are three simple steps to follow.

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1Upload Clip

We host your videos for you. Simply upload your video using our uploader. We accept .mp4, .ogg, .webm, .mov, .quicktime, and more.

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2Add Clip

Find the uploaded clip in the sidebar and click it to add to the timeline. You will see handles on the ends.

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3Trim Edges

On an active clip drag the handles to trim the beginning or end. It's easy to chop it down to your desired time.

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A YouTube video I made explaining exactly how you can trim a video clip.

A how-to-video about trimming a video clip

Why trim a video online?

Here are some reasons why you might need to trim a video.


A perfect reason to trim would be taking a long YouTube video that you want to promote on other social media like Instagram or Twitter.


You might want to highlight an interesting or exciting moment from a clip. This is a great way to get engagment.


You might have recorded a video of yourself and messed up a few parts. Maybe the beginning was of you getting prepared.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do you trim a video?
    You can use Motionbox to trim a video perfectly. Just upload it and drag the sliders to determine the length of the video.
  • What does trimming a video mean?
    Trimming a video means making it shorter. You can trim the start, the end of even the middle.
  • Does trimming a video make it smaller?
    Yes, trimming a video does make it smaller. This is because the overall video will be shorter.
Aaron Patton a Motionbox Customer

To keep my audience engaged and excited for the weekly episodes I use Motionbox to promote the content. It's super easy to trim my podcast and add a visualizer.

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Melissa Buening a Motionbox Customer

Motionbox helped me create short clips of longer videos that were perfect for sharing as social media posts for my client's campaign. The built-in subtitle feature and progressbar worked great. I even used the subtitle feature to quickly generate copy from the longer videos so that I could also create blog posts! It saved me so much time. If I could use Motionbox to create top-notch content for my client who is a Super Bowl champion, then I'd say it's a superb tool!

Melissa Buening

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Joy Ofodu a Motionbox Customer

I love using Motionbox for the automatic captions. When I make videos It's important that I have various sizes and they're accessible.

Joy Ofodu

Creator @instagram

Creating videos with Motionbox has been a delightful experience.

Motionbox is the best online video editing tool jam packed with tons of features to help you rule the internet.

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