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How to Cut a Video on Any Devices [4 Useful Methods]

Learn about how to cut a video with ease. These guides apply to all Windows, macOS, iPhone and Android devices. High-quality and no re-encoding!

Long videos can cause some trouble when you want to upload them to YouTube, or Instagram, share them via email and store them. Most social media sites, email clients, and cloud services have video length and file size limits, for example, the maximum video length Instagram accepts is 60 seconds. There are times when you have to cut a video, such as iPhone recordings, camera footage, to fit the maximum length for online uploading or sharing, or to make the video size smaller.

How to Cut a Video

In this case, it would be very useful to know how to cut a video without re-encoding easily. Follow our easy steps to cut videos without re-encoding on Windows 10/11, Mac, iPhone, and Android devices.

How to Cut a Video on Windows (10/11)

There are plenty of video cutting tools out there that you can use to cut videos without quality loss and we recommend you to try iTop Screen Recorder after testing. Cutting is one of the most stunning bonus features you can perform in iTop Screen Recorder. It lets you cut videos in MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI, 4K, 1080p HD, etc. without re-encoding in a click and directly upload them to YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Dropbox, and Google Drive. Even better than free online video cutters, there are no file size limitations. With a video editor built-in, the program not only enables you to cut a video on Windows 10/11 without quality loss, but also edit videos simply, such as adding video filters/background music/subtitles, reducing audio noise, and adjusting video audio parameters, and more. Its recording features are also powerful, allowing you to capture 4K/HD videos without lagging and time limit.

How to Cut a Video on Windows (10/11) etc.

It’s quite easy to learn how to cut out parts of a video on Windows 10/11 PC without re-encoding using iTop Screen Recorder thanks to its well-designed interface. These steps walk you through how to do it on Windows 10/11.

Step 1. Free download the video cutter on your Windows 10/11 PC. Install and launch it on your computer. It’s 100% safe, no adware, no plugins.

Step 2. Click the Quick Editor button under Tools on the left section.

Video Cutter for Windows 10

Step 3. Click the import icon and add the video you want to cut.

Import Video

Step 4. Drag and drop the video to the timeline. Then, a slidebar with two handles will appear at the start and end of the video. Move the handles to trim the segment off the video.

Step 5. Click the Export button to choose a folder to save the trimmed clip. Before exporting, you can click More (...) button to set aspect ratio, quality and format.

Cut Video

How to Cut a Recording on Windows 10/11 etc.

You can use iTop Screen Recorder to record screen on Windows 10/11 PC and cut the recording with the trimming option offered by its built-in video editor. Here’s how to record and cut the recording on Windows 10/11 without quality loss.

Step 1. Launch the video cutter for Windows 10/11 on your PC.

Step 2. Select recording area and click REC button to start recording. You can choose to record part of screen, full screen or randomly select a region. 3-second countdown later, the control bar appears. Stop recording by clicking the red square icon to finish the recording. Immediately, the recording is listed in Files. Click More (...) button and select Quick Editor.

Record Video

Step 3. Now, you are navigated to video editor. The recording has been automatically imported to the media center and added to the timeline.

Step 4. Move the handle to trim video and export.

Cut a Recording

iTop Screen Recorder shows off powerful ability to record screen. You can record Zoom meetings, YouTube videos, gameplay and any activity on screen with audio and webcam. And, its video editor offers an easy and convenient way to cut recorded videos and perform other editing functions. This all-in-one video recorder and editor can meet your more requirements on video processing.

How to Cut a Video on Mac

Cutting videos on Mac is quite simple. Photos app, QuickTime Player, VLC Media Player, and Final Cut Pro are good options for the job. iMovie, Apple’s preloaded video editing software, also enables you to cut a video easily. You can directly move the video’s start point and end point to trim out unwanted parts of the video, or change the duration of a range selection. Trimming can work with specific time frames, which is a big advantage of iMovie. Here’s how to cut out parts of a video without re-encoding on macOS using iMovie.

You need to create a project and import the video you want to cut on Mac before you start working on your project.  

Step 1. Open iMovie on your Mac computer, click File > Open Project and select the project you wish to edit.

Step 2. Select the video you want to cut and drag it to the clip viewer. 

Step 3. Play the video and pause it at the part you want to cut off. 

Step 4. Use the shortcut Command+B to split the video into two parts. Select the unwanted part and press Delete to delete the clip. iMovie app is also available on iPhones and iPad. The steps to cut videos without quality loss on iPhone iPad using iMovie are similar to using it on Mac.

How to Cut a Video on Mac

How to Cut a Video on Mobile

How to Cut Video on iPhone/iPad

The Photos app for iPhone/iPad lets you cut videos without re-encoding on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and even Mac computers easily in a few clicks. Use the steps below to shorten your videos on iPhone iPad that are too long to send via Mail or Message, or to share, or upload on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, etc.

Step 1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad and select the video you need to cut.

Step 2. Tap Edit. The video editing window will appear.

Step 3. Directly drag the slider of the video timeline to set the video start and stop times.

Step 4. Tap Done > Save copy or Save Video as New Clip. Save Video as New Clip enables you to get both the original video and the new trimmed video on your iPhone.

How to Cut a Video on iPhone/iPad

How to Cut Video on Android Devices

You also have several different options when you need to cut a video on Android. The easiest way is to use the built-in video editor on your Android device. Google Photos pre-installed on many Android devices is commonly used to cut videos without quality loss on Android. Here’s how to cut a video without re-encoding on Android using the Google Photos app.

Step 1. Open the Google Photos app on your Android device and pick the video you want to cut.

Step 2. Tap the video to get more video management controls. You should see the Edit icon, tap the Edit icon to show more video editing options.

Step 3. Drag the handlebars at the beginning and the end of the video to cut out unwanted parts of the video on Android. Note that you can’t use Google Photos to remove a section from the middle of the clip.

How to Cut a Video on Android


There are lots of video cutter tools ranging from free to paid, simple to complex, for your video cutting needs on Windows(10/11), macOS, iPhone/iPad, and Android devices. iTop Screen Recorder, a professional screen recorder, also servers as a video cutting tool that allow you to record and cut a video without quality loss for directly uploading to YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, etc. Its noticeable features include ease of use, well built-in video editor, and a powerful video recording function, making itself a fully-fledged program to record, cut/trim, and edit videos on Windows 10/11. Try it to get an enhanced recording/video now. 

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