Windows 10 Photos app lets you trim videos and save the selected portion of the video clip to a new file. You don’t have to rely upon a third-party program, as the Photos app does the task perfectly — suitable for quick trims.
Cut/Trim or Split videos using Photos App in Windows 10
- Right-click on a video file and click “Open with” and choose Photos.
- Click the Trim button at the top.
- In the next screen, select the portion of the video you need, by moving the start and end sliders accordingly.
- Save the selected portion of the video to a separate file, by clicking “Save a copy”.
The selected portion is now saved to a video file in the same folder, with the the letters “Trim” added to the file name. If the file name of the original video is
Remote_Desktop.mp4, the trimmed copy will be named
Split a video into multiple clips?
You can use the trim tool to split a big video into a number of small video clips if you want. As the Photos app is suitable for quick trims and is not a sophisticated editor, to split a video into multiple parts you’ll need to repeat this sequence:
- Open a video, lets say
- Split/trim it and save a copy.
- Rename the trimmed file accordingly. Eg. rename
- Reopen the original video
Dogshow.mp4, choose another time segment and split it — for Part 2.
- Repeat the above sequence for subsequent trim or splits: part 3, part 4 and so forth.
Additional Tip: You can annotate videos using the Draw tool. There is no text tool though which is a big disappointment.
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