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How to Split a Video in iMovie on iPhone/iPad and Mac - Split Video Tutorial

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Summary: This tutorial will guide you on how to split a clip in iMovie on the iPhone and Mac. Besides that, it also shows you an alternative method to iMovie split clip - split video online with FlexClip video splitter, which is easy and free for you to split a video without iMovie. Let's get started.

Want to cut off the ad at the beginning of a video? Or you long for an easy way to make a big video smaller for online sharing.

With the the split feature, you can split long video clips that contain different scenes into several smaller ones for better management.

iMovie, as a wonderful video editor/maker from Apple, gives you many great editing features to help you make a better video. Of course, it also allows you to split clip with great ease!

This article provides you with a complete guide on how to split a video clip in iMovie on iPhone/iPad and Mac. If you are an Android and Windows user, or just don't feel like iMovie, you can also get an alternative method to iMovie split clip in this blog.

Also Read: How to Add Text to a Video in iMovie on Mac/iPhone>

Part 1. How to Split a video in iMovie

Here is a simple tutorial on how to split clips in iMovie, and we'll show you how to split a video clip in iMovie on iPhone/iPad and Mac, respectively.

How to Split a Video in iMovie on iPhone/iPad

It is pretty easy to split a video in iMovie on the iPhone. Now take iPhone X as an example, you can follow the simple steps below to split a clip in iMovie on your iPhone:

Step 1 Open iMovie on your iPhone. Click the "Projects" tab on top, and then "Create Project" to upload the video clip you want to split by selecting the "Movie" from the pop-up.

How to Split a Clip in iMovie on iPhone: Step 1

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Step 2Slide the play head in the timeline and position it where you want to split the video.

How to Split a Clip in iMovie on iPhone: Step 2

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Step 3 Tap the clip in the timeline, and then the editing tools will appear in the bottom. Click the "Split" in the bottom right corner. Now the clip has been split with iMovie on your iPhone.

How to Split a Clip in iMovie on iPhone: Step 3

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How to Split Video Clip in iMovie 11/10/09 on Mac

The process of splitting a video in iMovie on Mac is also concise and quick:

Step 1 Launch iMovie, upload, and drag the video clip you want to split into the timeline and select it.

Step 2 Move your mouse to the exact position where you want to split the video.

Step 3 Click Modify on the main menu bar and choose "Split Clip" or use the keyboard shortcut Command + B to split the video into two separate clips.

How to Split a Clip in iMovie on Mac

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Part 2. Alternative: Split Video Online

Although it is quite easy to split a clip in iMovie on Mac and iPhone, iMovie is limited to iOS and Mac, which makes it unworkable for Windows users. For Android and Windows users, iMovie is unavailable. So, here we show you an alternative method - split video online with FlexClip video editor.

How to Split a Video Online with FlexClip

FlexClip Video Editor is the best iMovie alternative to help you split the video in all popular formats. I'll show you how to split a video online using this video splitter and editor.

Step 1 Go to FlexClip main page https://www.flexclip.com and sign up for free with Chrome. Then Click Get Started – Free button.

Split Video Online with FlexClip

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Step 3 Go to the storyboard at the bottom, then upload your video with the "+" icon. (You can upload your own video footage from a local folder or find some free resources at FlexClip' media library and add them to your video.)

Split Video Online: Upload Video

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Step 4Click on the "Split Video" button to split your video into two clips as you wish: move your mouse to the right position where you want to split the video, then click "Split Video" to do the split to your video.

Split Video Online

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The Bottom Line

This article introduced how to split a clip in iMovie on iPhone and Mac, and it also showed another easy alternative method to cut clips - split video online with FlexClip video editor. By the way, FlexClip is a powerful video editor/maker that helps you create stunning videos with great ease. Try it FREE!

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