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How to Clip a YouTube Video Freely?

Posted on: Jul. 27, 2020

Briefs: Clipping a YouTube video allows you to share a part of video that's important or impresses you most. Follow our guide to clipping a YouTube video easily and freely.

YouTube is a giant video platform with all kinds of dazzling videos available. We love YouTube, and we love videos more. Clipping a YouTube video has become a surging trend these years.

"What to share" & "Which part of a YouTube video to share" will say a lot about sharer's opinion, character, love & hate, personal taste, and more. Clipping a YouTube video allows you to decide what to share.

Part 1 - Various Needs of Clipping a YouTube Video

For YouTubers, they may need to delete intro or outro. By clipping the video, viewers don't have to watch their intro/outro every time. (Study proves that the first 15s video is of the most importance.)

For YouTubers, they may need to delete intro or outro. By clipping the video, viewers don't have to watch their intro/outro every time. (Study proves that the first 15s video is of the most importance.)

For audiences, when they watch an MV, classic TV video, hilarious/funny video or YouTube breaking news, they want to share what they've just found (with a friend or to a social group).

Clipping a YouTube video lets them choose what to share.

Part 2 - How to Clip a YouTube Video for Free?

Clipping a YouTube video enables you to share useful/funny video content without sending its whole.

Here, you'll have a free video clipper - FlexClip, which provides you with two ways to clip a YouTube video for free - You can clip a YouTube video either with its Free Video Trimmer or with its Free Video Editor.

It's only three steps away to clip a YouTube video:

Step One.Upload YouTube video:

Pay a visit to FlexClip Free Video Trimmer at https://www.flexclip.com/tools/trim-video/, drag and drop your YouTube video that needs to be clipped.

Use FlexClip Free Video Trimmer to clip a video.

Image: Use FlexClip Free Video Trimmer to clip a video.

Sidenote: If the YouTube video isn't on your computer, you can consider using some YouTube downloader to grab it.

Step Two.Choose which part of YouTube video to clip:

After uploading your YouTube video to FlexClip Free Video Trimmer, you'll jump to the interface to take clips from a YouTube video:

Press, hold and move sliders to reset where you want your YouTube clip begins and ends. After chosen, you can preview your YouTube clip by hitting the play button.

Take clips from a YouTube video

Image: Take clips from a YouTube video.

Step Three.Download your clipping YouTube video:

When you are satisfied with everything clipping, press on the button of [Trim] to download your YouTube clip.

Above is the simplest free way to clip a YouTube video online. But if you want to clip a custom YouTube video, for example, adding funny texts/images to your YouTube clip, then you can turn to FlexClip video editor to clip YouTube. It gives you unlimited editing options to customize your YouTube clip, including background music, transition, professional video templates.

To use FlexClip video editor to clip a YouTube video, you just need to:

Step One.Register a free account and go [Start From Scratch].

Step Two.Upload your YouTube video by choosing [+Storyboard] > [Add Local Media].

Upload and clip a YouTube video

Image: Upload and clip a YouTube video.

Step Three.Clip your YouTube video by selecting which frame to start and which frame to stop.

Step Four.Customize YouTube clip. You can change the clip speed, or add texts, images & transitions to your YouTube clip. In FlexClip, you can either upload your own images or search for various images via stock library.

Add scripts or texts to your YouTube clip

Image: Add scripts or texts to your YouTube clip.

Step Five.Preview and download your YouTube clip.

Part 3 - Awesome Techniques for Clipping an Engaging YouTube Video

Whether you are a YouTuber, or simply a YouTube watcher who wants to share interesting YouTube clips, below clipping tricks will help you render an awesome YouTube clip:

  • Find classic scenes to clip, such as, Leonardo Dicaprio toast, or classic moments in Friends.
  • Try clipping exaggerating expressions.
  • Capture horrible moments in TVs, games, or movies.
  • Funny times or together happy moments are ideal video scenes to clip.
  • It often pays off when you clip eye-catching moments.
  • For a how-to video, clipping essential steps can save viewers' time.
  • Add necessary video texts for YouTube clips, such as, "Step 1/2/3....", titles, vocabulary words, etc.
  • You can also mute a YouTube clip. And add funny texts to convey something different, weird, or funny.
  • Sometimes, varying speed of a clip can render a different feeling. You can try speeding up or slowing down a YouTube clip.

Part 4 - Lastly

Though clipping YouTube video is easy and has enormous advantages, you'll want to check YouTube copyright before taking action. Copyright is primary. Hope you've clipped a YouTube as you wish!

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