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HandBrake Trim Video – How to Trim/Cut/Crop Videos with HandBrake

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Updated on May 26, 2023

Can HandBrake trim videos? The direct answer is Yes. But many people don’t know how to use that feature. So here I will provide a step-by-step guide on how to use HandBrake to trim clips from videos. Read on.

Note. To properly trim videos in HandBrake often requires a third-party preview tool. If you expect a more straightforward and effective way to trim your videos, use this hassle-free editor:

Can I Trim a Video with HandBrake?

Q: How can I make HandBrake trim video to extract a specific scene? I can't seem to figure out the solution to this frequently asked question. Please advise if it can be done.

A: HandBrake is a superstar among numerous free video converters and its strength lies in video encoding and video compression, but not in video editing. Even so, HandBrake is indeed capable of trimming videos to shorten videos and keep a specific part. The following tutorial will show you how to make HandBrake cut videos step by step.

HandBrake Crop Video - How to Trim Video with HandBrake?

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Before start, ensure you're using the latest version of HandBrake or download the updated version from the official site:

Step 1. Open HandBrake, click on File and import a video from your computer.

Step 2. Choose an output format under the Summary tab. Then go to the Presets section and choose a needed resolution, device or one of other presets you need.

Step 3. Click the Browse button at the bottom to choose a save path.

Step 4. Go to the menu bar on the top of the window, extend the Range drop-down list, choose Seconds and customize the start time and the end time of the portion you want to save. For example, if you set the time as 00:01:00 to 00:10:00, the final output file length is 9 minutes starting from minute 1 and end with minute 10.

Step 5. Click on the green Start Encode button to start the process of HandBrake trim video.

A Good Alternative to HandBrake Trim Videos

Although HandBrake can help users trim videos, the HandBrake edit video feature is still weak and there are many limits. For example, you can't preview the clip during editing and that means you need to make sure the start point and the end point in advance with a third-party video viewer. In addition, HandBrake doesn't allow you to cut multiple clips from a video at one go, which makes it very inconvenient for many users.

If you want a simple and efficient video trimmer to make up for the deficiency of HandBrake cut videos, you can use WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. This software enables you not only to preview the video clip while trimming but also to make more edits to your video, like merging, rotating, attaching subtitles, adding audio tracks, etc. Now, free downloadfree download the software and follow the steps below to trim your video easily.

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Step 1. Import Video Files into the Video Trimmer

Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro and open the Converter section. Then click on Add Files and import videos from your computer.

Trim a Video

Step 2. Trim a Video

Hit the scissors-shaped Trim icon on the menu bar, and a new window will appear. Drag the blue sliders on the left side to set the start point, and the slider on the right to set the end point. You can also enter the start time and end time directly. Click on the (▶) icon to preview the portion you select. Then hit the green Trim to cut the clip. Repeat the step to cut multiple clips from the video. The clips you cut will be listed on the lower section of the window. Click on OK to save the changes.

Choose Output Format and Start the Process

Step 3. Choose an Output Format

If you want to change video format, press the "Click to change output format" field and choose a video format under the Video tab.

Step 4. Export the Clips

Click on the inverted triangle icon at the bottom to choose the location where you want to save the clips in. Finally, click on Run to export the video clips.

The tool is a good solution to fix HandBrake cut video issues that you can't preview the clip or cut several portions from a video at the same time. 

Also Read: HandBrake Merge Video l HandBrake Rotate Video l HandBrake Extract Audio

In Summary

This tutorial has shown you how to make HandBrake trim video and also another effective way to split your videos. You can choose a suitable one for your preference or based on your needs. Compared with HandBrake, HD Video Converter Factory Pro feature other useful tools to download videos from 1000+ websites, record screen activities on PC, create GIFs from video and photos, make ringtones, and more. If you’re more interested in the latter one, download it here to explore the details:

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