In the Create editor, you can cut a video, audio, image and other media clip in two as follows:

For audio clips, it looks like this:

See below for a more detailed step by step guide with images:


How to split a video, image or audio clip

First, start a Create project and add your video, image or audio file to the project's media library. Then:

1. Drag and drop the video into the timeline

If it's not already there, drag and drop the video, image or audio from the media library into the timeline at the bottom of your project.

2. Position the scrubber where you want to split your clip

Drag the scrubber (the white vertical line with a circle on top) to where you want to split the clip. You’ll also see the time position in the centre at the top of the timeline.

3. Select the clip you want to split

If you want to split everything under the scrubber, don't select anything. 

If you want to split only one specific clip, click on the clip in the timeline to select it (it will be highlighted when selected), like this:

4. Click the scissors icon

Click the scissors icon in the top left hand side of the timeline. 

If you've selected a video clip, this will split the video and its associated audio (which looks grey) in two, like this:

If you've selected an audio clip, it will split the audio clip in two, like this:

If you haven't selected anything, all of the clips in all of the tracks will be split, like this:


Deleting part of a split clip

If you'd like to delete part of the split clip, click on it and then click the trash icon.

The selected clip will be deleted.


How is splitting different to trimming and cropping?

Trimming a clip allows you to drag the edge of a clip left or right to shorten it or lengthen it. However, you can also 'trim' a clip by splitting it and then deleting the remaining part as shown above. To learn how to trim a clip, see: trimming a video, audio or image clip.

Cropping a clip allows you remove unwanted edges or black bars you see in the frame of a video to "zoom in" on it. It is different to splitting, which involves cutting a clip in two. To learn how to crop a video, see: cropping videos or images.


Try it out

Ready to get started? Head straight to Create to try it out for yourself:

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