The act of ‘cutting’ videos into segments is undoubtedly one of the most basic types of actions that can be performed when editing videos. However despite the fact that it is often regarded as being ‘basic’, it is actually one of the most useful actions in all of video editing too.

If you’ve just started out trying to edit videos, you may not fully realize the role that cutting videos plays in the editing process. It can be used to:

  • Trim unwanted footage

If any unwanted footage was inadvertently recorded, cutting your video into segments will allow you to delete the parts that you don’t need. Normally the start and end of the video contain footage that isn’t needed, so trimming those would be a good place to start.

  • Extract important footage

In some cases, most of the footage from a recording isn’t required – but a small segment of it is. When that happens, you could cut and extract just the part that is important, and save it as a clip of its own.

  • Replace footage with re-shoots

Assuming a video is great except for one small part, you could cut that part out and replace it by just re-shooting that one specific part and placing it in. Needless to say this is preferable to re-shooting the entire video.

  • Alter the sequence of the video

35For movies, cutting is often used to alter the sequence of the video and combine multiple ‘takes’ of the recording. By cutting the video into segment, replacing parts, and altering the sequence in which scenes appear – you will have full control over the final sequence of your video.

As you can see, cutting is a crucial part of video editing and the Movavi Video Editor can be used as a video cutter with ease. It also comes with tons of other features that will help you tweak and adjust your video by enhancing its quality, inserting stylish transitions between scenes, adding audio to your videos, and much more.

By editing your video with the Movavi Video Editor, you’ll be able to transform it into an attractive and professional-looking video without too much trouble. Because it is so intuitive, it will only take you a few minutes to learn how to use the full length and breadth of its features – and from there on out the sky will be the limit.