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How to trim MP4 videos on Mac

"I'm converting my stuff for my Apple TV 1G using Handbrake on Apple TV preset, works great. However I would like to trim the beginning and end rid of the no use stuff, pointless having them, just to save that little bit extra. Is there an app to do this? I basically want to just trim the start and end of the video,a bit like what you can do on an iPhone for a video you took.I have Snow Leopard and iLife 09." ---- Apple Discussion

 

Apple devices such as iPhone, iPad, iPod support playback MP4 videos, if you want to trim MP4 videos for playback on iPhone on Mac, you need to get a professional Video Trimmer for Mac.

 

Luckly, you can turn to iSkysoft Video Editor for Mac, which is a powerful Video Trimmer for Mac for you to trim MP4 videos from either iOS devices, Android devices, camcorders or other sources. Besides, it also allows you to split, crop, merge, rotate or rotate videos on Mac.

 

Tips: If you want to trim MP4 videos on Windows, you can turn to Video Editor for Windows

 

Step by step to trim MP4 videos on Mac

Step 1: Import MP4 videos

Drag the MP4 video file to the program. They'll appear in the storyboard. Or go to "File" > "Add Files" to find MP4 video file you want to trim in the popup window. Note that any changes won't apply to the original MP4 files. You only trim MP4 video and save as a new file.

How to trim MP4 videos on Mac

Tips: Video Editor for Mac support edit almost all popular videos including both SD and HD like AVI, WMV, MPG, MOV, MP4, FLV, 3GP, MKV, VOB, ASF, SWF, RMVB, AVCHD, MTS, MOD, XAVC, VRO, MXF, TOD, Tivo etc.

Step 2: Trim MP4 videos

To trim MP4 video, highlight the video you want on storyboard, and click the Trimming tool in the middle tool bar. Click the blue cut button to set the beginning or end point of a segment in the preview window. Just drag handles to shorten or extend the segment. You can restore any or all of the trimmed frames by dragging the blue handles, or just click the Reset button.

How to trim MP4 videos on Mac

Step 3: Export trimmed MP4 video

It's a good idea to preview your MP4 video before saving to computer. When you're ready, go to “Export” menu on top, and select where you want to share your video. Here choose Creating Video. A window will appear, in which you can choose MP4 from the Format dropdown list. Change these settings if necessary. For example, lower the resolution will reduce MP4 file size apparently. In this window, you can also transform trimmed MP4 video to device-compatible format, or directly upload to YouTube. All popular devices are supported, including iPhone/iPad/iPod, PSP, Zune, Creative Video Player, etc.

How to trim MP4 videos on Mac

Besides video trimming, iSkysoft Video Editor also provides you with other video editing features like splitter, merger, adding special effects, applying transitions between clips, etc. The transition effect is especially useful to merge the two MP4 video clips.

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