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    Editing Videos in QuickTime

    In this topic you will learn how to save time by easily trimming, splitting, and combining videos in QuickTime.

    Here's a powerful and helpful feature of QuickTime that not many people know about. It will save you a lot of time be letting you do the basic edits to videos that you need without using the more time-consuming and advanced editing systems like Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro.

    You can trim, edit, split and combine videos right in QuickTime. Here's how...


    Splitting a clip

    ⌘Y or navigate to Edit / Split Clip - This will cut the clip in two. You can then click on one of the sections hit the delete key to erase it.

    Combining clips

    Drag a video file from Finder onto a video that's opened in QuickTime. It will be automatically added to the end of the video.

    Saving edited video

    Once you split or combine videos it will create a new "untitled" video. Simply close this new video or press ⌘S and it will prompt you to save as a new file.

    Page last updated on 20 Sep 2022