Are you an iPhone user who wants to know the key steps in cutting a video? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. In our latest blog, we’ll take you through the simple steps necessary to help you cut your videos like a pro. You won’t believe how easy it is! So get ready for some fun and creativity as we dive into how to easily and quickly cut videos on your iPhone.
Introduction – How to Cut a Video on iPhone
Editing videos on your iPhone or iPad can be a great way to share short videos of special moments, along with thoughtful text and creative effects. Apple has made it very easy to edit video directly from the Photos app. This guide will help you understand how to easily and quickly trim a video clip down to the length that works best for you. You’ll also see how different options can enhance or add interest to your edited piece. Read on for more information about cutting videos on iPhone and iPad devices.
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Setting Up Your iPhone for Video Editing
Before you begin editing video on your iPhone, there are a few settings that you should change so that the editing experience is smooth and seamless. Here are a few tips to get started:
- Turn on iCloud Photo Library: Go to Settings > iCloud > Photos and make sure the “iCloud Photo Library” setting is turned on. This ensures that all of the photos and videos you take with your iPhone can be accessed from any device, including your Mac or PC.
- Set up Home Screen Folders: Organize apps into separate folders for easy access when working in video editing mode.
- Add Shortcuts to Relevant Apps: Add shortcuts to apps like iMovie, Splice, Video Editor +, Cute CUT Pro or similar video editing apps to the home screen so they can quickly be opened while in the middle of an edit session.
- Enable Location Services & GPS Tracking: Go to Settings > Privacy > Location services and enable location services for both Apple Maps and camera applications so that videos shot on your phone are recorded with GPS information. This will help you organize clips into categories such as “Videos taken in Austin” or “Videos taken in Las Vegas” etc.
- Adjust Battery Settings: Under Settings > Battery enable Low Power Mode so that it lasts longer during extended video edits.
Capturing Video on Your iPhone
The first step to learning how to cut a video on an iPhone is knowing how to capture high-quality footage on your device. You’ll find that capturing video with your iPhone is surprisingly straightforward.
When you’re ready to start shooting, just open the Camera app on your phone. Tap “Video” at the top of the screen and hit the big red button to start shooting footage. As you record, you can use pinch-to-zoom motions to digitally zoom in and out or drag either side of the viewfinder display to create a custom frame. If necessary, you can slide up from the bottom of the screen and tap “Flash” from this frame to turn on your device’s LED flash for dimly lit scenes.
When it comes time for a take two, just tap on Retake at the bottom of the screen — this will delete all footage from the current take and let you start over from scratch with as many takes as needed until you get that perfect shot. When everyone likes what they see, hit Done in green at the bottom right corner of your screen — That’s all there is to it!
Organizing Your Video Clips
Before cutting a video on an iPhone, it is important to organize your clips. Make sure that all of your desired video clips are placed in the same folder on your phone. To add clips from multiple folders, you can drag them into the same folder—this makes it easier to keep organized when you start cutting. Once everything is in the same folder, check that each clip plays correctly before beginning the editing process. Additionally, it is important to preview each clip and make sure they are in the order that you would like—shuffling clips around later can be difficult and time-consuming. Finally, make sure that you have sufficient storage space for all your videos as well as for any edits you will make. Having enough room ensures a smooth editing process without interruption from errors or warnings from lack of memory available on your device.
Trimming Your Video Clips
If you’re looking to trim or edit down a video clip on your iPhone, the process is straightforward and easy. To get started, open the Photos app and select your video. Then, hit the edit button in the top-right corner of the screen.
Once you’re in the editor, you should see a timeline at the bottom of your screen. This timeline displays thumbnails of every frame in your video clip as well as two white vertical arrows – start and endpoints – that can be dragged left or right to trim down each section of your clip.
From here, simply drag one of the points on either end of your video timeline to shorten its length — doing so will trim off any frames beyond where your selected point is placed. Additionally, you may choose to split your clip further by selecting “Duplicate” and then dragging either side slider to define a separate section that you can further cut This can be used multiple times in order to create multiple clips from one larger piece of content.
When you’re done making changes to your clips, simply hit “Done” at the top left corner of the screen. Your edited clips should now be visible as individual photos/videos in Photos ready for sharing or further editing!
Adding Transitions and Effects
Adding transitions and effects to your video clips can help give your project a polished and professional feel. On an iPhone, this is done with two different techniques. The first is to apply the transition over two different clips in the timeline, and the second is to apply an effect over a single clip.
To apply a transition, simply select two consecutive clips in your timeline. Then, find the “Transitions” section of your editing app and select which transition you want from the available options. To adjust settings for the transition, use the “Options” menu at the bottom of your screen for more control.
To add an effect over one clip at a time, locate the clip you want to work with and open it up within its own view window by tapping on it twice. A new set of editing settings will appear at the bottom of this view window titled “Effects” — here you can browse through various filter styles or themes that you can add over just that single clip only. If you’re not sure which effect looks best on which type of video content, play around with each option until something catches your eye! Once finished, press “Done” in order to save all changes made within this single clip window before continuing onto any other edits yet to be made on other clips within this same project timeline.
Adding Audio to Your Video
After you have trimmed or combined your clips and added any titles or transitions you may want to consider adding audio. The iPhone can access music and ringtones that you already have installed on your device, but you can also purchase additional tracks through iTunes. Before adding music tracks, you may want to consider recording a voice-over.
The mic built into the iPhone is quite sensitive and easily picks up surrounding noises, so be sure to record in a quiet area for the highest quality audio. If you would like to add narration to your video, tap on the Voice button on the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. This will bring up a control wheel which allows you to manage playback speed, volume and more. Once you are happy with your narration tap Done in the top right corner of the screen when finished.
For soundtracks on your video, click on Music from within the toolbar options at the bottom of your screen then select either Track from Library or Buy More Music option from iTunes store. Both options will give multiple choices with different sounds that can be added to your video and adjusted slightly with Fade in/out slide or volume bars provided next to each track selection. Once chosen, click Add button at right corner of a specific track title box select Preview Video if necessary then hit Done option in top right corner when completed.
Exporting Your Video
Once you’re done editing your video, you can export it directly from the video editor. The video editor app will provide an option to save your video to your device or shared to another app. Exporting gives you the flexibility to share and view the final product how and when you want.
Before exporting, it’s important to determine required specifications, such as desired resolution and file type of the output video. It can be exported in multiple formats, depending on what you need; common choices include MP4 or MOV (note: if exporting a long video in HD quality via AirDrop, MOV should be preferred). Once those essential settings are selected, the app will automatically export the edited content with appropriate file size and quality for sharing over any chosen medium (or simply saving it on a device). Now that everything is finished, there’s nothing left but to enjoy watching your own masterpiece!
Conclusion – How to Cut a Video on iPhone
Cutting videos on your iPhone is quick and easy with the Photos app. To start, you’ll need to identify the clips that you want to cut from your video. You can then use the trim tool to adjust the beginning and end points of each clip. Once you’ve made your changes, tap Done to save them.
You can also make more advanced video cuts using iMovie if you’re looking for more options. With this app, you can add transitions, effects, titles and audio tracks to your final cut. You can also combine multiple clips into one longer video and arrange them in any order you’d like.
No matter what method of cutting you decide to use, make sure that it meets your needs before saving it in a final format!