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Trimming YouTube Videos with YouTube Video Editor

Do you have a video on your YouTube channel which has an extra amount of content you’d like to take out? Like a Zoom webinar where people sit around and look at their screens for several minutes before anything happens?  It’s easy to do and available with YouTube Studio! This short tutorial overview goes through the process.

If you’d like more details, visit the YouTube Trim Your Videos page.

Or follow these instructions:

Open the video editor

Open the video editor to trim or remove a section of your video.

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Content.
  3. Click the title or thumbnail of the video you’d like to edit.
  4. From the left menu, select Editor.

 

Trim the start or end of your video

  1. Select Trim. A blue box will appear in the editor.
  2. Click and drag the sides of the blue box. Stop when the box is covering the portion of the video that you’d like to keep. Anything not in the box will be removed from the video.
  3. To confirm your edits, select Preview.
  4. Click Save.

Quick Tip:  If you want to trim or split your video at a specific time, just enter it in the box next to the Trim button. To undo a split for that section, press the (X) above a section. You can click Clear all at any time to cancel your changes.

 

Take out a section of your video

  1. Select Trim. A blue box will appear in the editor.
  2. Click in the blue box at the beginning of the section you’d like to remove.
  3. Select Split.
  4. Click the blue bar that appears, and drag it to the end of the section you’d like to remove.
  5. To confirm your edits, select Preview.
  6. Select Save.