Have you ever recorded a video and found that most of the footage isn’t really all that good – except for a particular part? If so then you may want to remove all the unwanted footage, so that you can save the part of the clip that is actually good rather than keeping it in its original form.
By removing unwanted video footage, you could extract ‘good’ footage, get rid of ‘bad’ footage, or even just generally save important highlights from longer videos. It is often used as part of an extended series of edits, to ‘trim’ unwanted footage while at the same time combining videos together to create a final cut.
Although the idea of ‘removing’ or ‘trimming’ footage may seem fairly complicated at first glance, it is actually a lot easier than you might think – especially if you use Movavi Video Editor. In fact, you can learn how to trim video and get rid of unwanted footage right here and right now.
The first step if you want to remove unwanted footage from any video is to download and install Movavi Video Editor on your computer. It is a simple step-by-step process, and shouldn’t take you very long to complete by just following the basic instructions that will guide you through it.
Once installed you can launch Movavi Video Editor and click on the ‘Add Media Files’ button in the main window then select the video that you want to edit. Another way to add your video is to drag and drop it into the ‘Timeline’ (i.e., the lower part of the interface), and in both cases, your video will appear there when it is added.
To start removing any unwanted footage, you first need to split your video using Movavi Video Editor so that you can isolate the segment that you want to remove. In your ‘Timeline’ you’ll see a red marker that you can move along so that it is at exactly the point where you want to split your video, then you can click on the ‘Split’ button (i.e., the scissors) to split it.
If the footage you’re trying to remove using Movavi Video Editor is at the start or end of your video, you may have already isolated it – and if not you’ll have to repeat the step above and split it once more to fully isolate it from the rest of your video. In any case, when it is isolated you can click on it to select it then either hit the ‘Delete’ key on your keyboard or right-click and select ‘Delete’ to remove it.
Essentially that is all that is required to trim out any unwanted parts from your video. Assuming that is all you want to do you can click ‘Export’ and save the video right then and there by selecting a format or using one of Movavi Video Editor’s built-in presets. However before you rush to save your video, you may want to explore some of the other ways in which you can process your video footage.
As mentioned previously, trimming out unwanted parts from a video is often one of many types of edits that are used to process video footage and create a final cut. Now that you know how to remove footage, you could also use Movavi Video Editor to combine video segments and arrange the sequence in which they appear.
Both these edits are really easy to perform in Movavi Video Editor, and all you need to do to combine a video is add it to the ‘Timeline’ by either dragging and dropping it there or clicking on the ‘Add Media Files’ button and selecting it. To rearrange the sequence in which video segments appear you can drag them around in the ‘Timeline.’
As you may realize it can be extremely useful to know how to process video footage in this way. For longer videos or home movies you may want to combine the footage from numerous videos in Movavi Video Editor, then trim out the parts, you don’t need from all of them and arrange them into a particular sequence.
In many ways, processing video footage in the manner described above is the cornerstone of video editing. Regardless of whether you’re an amateur video editor or a professional working in Hollywood – the basics are the same.
It is worth noting however that Movavi Video Editor has numerous other features that you can use to improve your videos further. After you’ve pieced together the final cut, you can use its tools to enhance the quality of your videos and adjust their color settings manually or automatically while also correcting any blurry, pixelated or interlaced segments of videos.
Next, you can add an audio track to accompany your video, by either selecting one of the built-in tracks or using your own audio file. Keep in mind that you can add multiple audio tracks to a video using Movavi Video Editor, so you could add both background music as well as a voiceover if you choose.
Aside from that, you could start to make your video stand out further by applying artistic filters, unique special effects, adding creative captions, inserting animated transitions between clips, and much more. It is possible to record additional video footage on the spot via a webcam as well, or audio from a microphone.
Now that you know how to trim out unwanted video footage, process it further, and even start editing it in other ways using Movavi Video Editor, you should be able to create some impressive videos of your own. Before you try to extensively edit a video, however, you may want to experiment with each feature – so that you can see it in action and get a better idea of how it works. Don’t worry, it won’t take long to familiarize yourself with any of the features, and it will probably just be a couple of minutes at most.