Online Video Editor | Video Trimmer

Trim and cut video clips online

Use the timeline editor to trim video and bring your vision to life. 

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How to shorten a video with Vimeo Create.


Choose the video you want to shorten.

Choose the video from your Vimeo Create gallery that you want to trim, or upload your clips to get started.


Click the scissor icon from the player interface.

Navigate to the player interface and click the scissor icon on the bottom right corner of the screen. (You’ll need a Plus plan to access this feature.)


Trim your video within the timeline editor.

Drag the handles on the ends of the timeline frame to trim your video clip to the desired portion or length. The timestamps in the lower left corner will show exactly how many seconds you’re trimming.


Save and share your trimmed video clip.

Voila! Click “Save” to save your shortened video. Then, share it with a private link, embed it on your website, or publish it directly to social media from Vimeo Create.

“We are big fans of Vimeo Create. We don’t have the time or money necessary to outsource demo videos, so being able to create them quickly and beautifully was a game-changer for us!”

Hilah Stahl
Founder of Spoak
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Use a video trimmer for more precision and control over your final cut.

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Trim video clips to the ideal length for any platform.

You use video to tell meaningful stories, share your brand with the world, and preserve precious memories. Unfortunately, every platform where you can publish video requires different lengths and formats for your video to look its best. (Explore our complete guide to social media video lengths for more!) If you want to use the same video content across multiple networks, you’ll need to know how to shorten a video. With a video shortener tool like Vimeo Create, you can quickly trim video clips to the ideal length for TikTok, Pinterest, Facebook, YouTube, and others.

Skip the cumbersome software and trim clips on the go.

Download the Vimeo mobile app to use the video clip cutter on your mobile device for on-the-go creating and sharing. Simply choose a video from your Vimeo Create gallery or upload a new video, then drag the trimming bars at the beginning and end of the video to crop and trim to your preferred length. When you’re satisfied, click “Next” and share it with a link, copy the embed code, or publish directly to social media.

Repurpose your video so you can use your footage again and again.

Content repurposing is a great way to breathe new life into your videos. Why make just one video for YouTube if you can simultaneously trim it down into new cuts for other platforms? What was once just a YouTube video can be transformed into Facebook ads, TikToks, or Instagram Reels in just a few simple actions.
Take your get-ready-with-me routine and turn it into a ready-made Instagram Story to promote your content and drive more video views. Cut down a lengthy product explainer into a 15-second clip that shows off your product three-dimensionally.

Shooting new videos can be costly (especially if you’re a small business on a budget), so whenever you need to create something new, think about all the places you can distribute before you start shooting — and think about all the cuts or video lengths you can get from b-roll footage. That’s way more bang for your buck.

Frequently asked questions.

How do you trim a video?

With Vimeo Create, you can crop and trim video in seconds to embed on your website, share with a link, or share directly to your favorite social media networks. Our video cutter is simple and intuitive to use. Simply choose or upload the video you want to shorten, then drag and drop the handles on each end of your video timeline to your desired start and stop locations. Save your changes and share your trimmed video clip with the world!

How do I cut a MP4 video?

Vimeo Create supports a variety of popular video file types, including MP4, MOV, FLV, AVI, and MWV. That means you can cut MP4 videos and videos in other commonly used formats with our video clip cutter. Shorten video online or by using the Vimeo mobile app for on-the-go video trimming.

How do I cut a clip from a video?

Want to trim a specific clip from a video? Use Vimeo Create’s video shortener to trim video clips in seconds. Whether you want to cut video clips from multiple videos to merge them or simply want to cut a clip from a video to share it online, our video clip cutter makes it a quick and painless process.

Shorten video online in seconds.