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How to a Cut Video on YouTube

Posted on: Jul. 03, 2020

Summary: This post will show the detailed steps on cutting a video on YouTube with the platform's built-in video editor. Besides, it also shares an easy-to-use video trimmer to help you cut a video for YouTube online for free.

Whether you're a YouTube beginner just starting or an avid YouTuber with lots of subscribers, most of you guys may encounter a situation where you just uploaded a video to YouTube, but suddenly realize you made a mistake in the video. Then you need to cut something out from the video.

Follow us to learn how to cut a video on YouTube using the platform's built-in video editor and get more.

Also Read: How to Download Part of a YouTube Video Online>

How to Cut Video on YouTube

YouTube's built-in video editor allows you to cut out the beginning, middle, or end of your video on this platform directly. You do not need to use another video application to trim it and re-upload the video. Let's do it now.

Open the video editor

Start on any YouTube page to click on your profile picture in the top right-hand corner of the screen, and then go to the YouTube Studio.

Then select Videos from the left menu, and click the title or thumbnail of the video you'd like to trim, then select Editor.

Open the Video Editor

Image Board: Open the Video Editor

Cut the start or end of your video

To trim the beginning or end of the video, just go to the TRIM directly. Then a blue box will appear in the editor, and you can click and drag the sides of the blue box to select the portion of the video that you'd like to keep.

You can Preview the video to check your cut, if you’re satisfied, just click Save button to save your edits; you can also continue adding more trims if you wish. Just remember that none of those edits is saved until you click the Save button.

Youtube Trim Feature

Image Board: YouTube Trim Feature

Cut out the middle part of your video

To take out a middle section of your video, you need to rely on both the TRIM and Split features of the editor.

To get started, click the starting point where you want to trim and turn to the TRIM option, then Split. Now a white bar will appear, click and drag it to to the end of the section you'd like to remove.

YouTube Split Feature

Image Board: YouTube Split Feature

Once you've set, click Preview to check your trim, then save it or take more trims for your video.

How to Cut YouTube Videos Online

YouTube studio editor can only cut your own YouTube videos, that is to say, it's unable to trim other YouTube videos. Here, we'll also share a powerful and user-friendly online video application - FlexClip - to help you cut or take more edits to other YouTube videos.

For the simple cut of a YouTube video, FlexClip's online video trimmer can help you do it with only 4 steps.

Step 1 Download the YouTube video you want

If you want to cut others' YouTube videos, you may need to download the video first. And here are various YouTube video downloader available for you to download a video from YouTube, like Y2mate.

YouTube Downloader: Y2mate

Image Board: YouTube Downloader: Y2mate

For more online YouTube video downloaders, you can turn to our post: 5 Best Free YouTube Video Downloader.

Step 2Upload the YouTube Video to FlexClip Video Trimmer

Add or drop the YouTube video into the FlexClip video trimmer to start to cut the YouTube video. (FlexClip video trimmer allow you to trim MP4, MOV, WEBM, M4V, etc. video instantly).


Image Board: Upload

Step 3 Cut/Trim the YouTube Video

Drag the sides of the yellow box to cover the portion of the video that you’d like to keep and click the Trim button to cut out the unwanted part of the video that not in the yellow box.

Cut the Video

Image Board: Cut the Video

Step 4Download the Cut Video

Now, wait for the trim processing, and your trimmed YouTube video will be downloaded automatically. If it failed to download, you can click "re-download here" to export again.


Image Board: Download

More Editing Features to Perfect the YouTube Video

Besides the online video trimmer, FlexClip offers other free online tools, like compressor, converter, screen recorder, to meet your every need.

What's more, it works as a powerful video maker that helps you to make the best YouTube video with its comprehensive editing features.

FlexClip Overview

Image Board: FlexClip Overview

Below are some highlights of FlexClip to help you know more about it:

Easy to operate: no video making/editing experience required to make the best YouTube video.

No download, no installation: the web-based program allows you to make a YouTube video online.

Powerful features: add text, set BGM, record voice-over, apply transition effects, add filters, etc.

Extensive media library: video clips, photos/images, music tracks, etc.

Rich video templates: comes with stunning video templates for various occasions enabling you with endless inspiration to make the best YouTube video.

More stunning features of FlexClip for you to explore! Just turn to FlexClip right now.

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