Trim a video

After you watch your video clip, you might want to remove one or more parts that are not pertinent to the message of your presentation. Use the Trim Video feature to trim away the beginning and/or end of your video clip.

Important: You can only trim videos that you've embedded from your PC. The trim option is not available for videos inserted from the web.

The image below shows how I have trimmed away unneeded footage at the beginning (green marker) and end of the video (red marker).

shows the trim video dialog in powerpoint

  1. In Normal view, select the video frame on the slide.

  2. Under Video Tools, on the Playback tab, in the Editing group, click Trim Video.

  3. To determine where you want to trim your video footage, in the Trim Video dialog box, press Play.

  4. When you reach the point where you want to make the cut, press Pause.

    Tip:  Use the Next Frame and Previous Frame buttons to specify precise timing.

  5. Do one or more of the following:

    • To trim the beginning of the clip, click the start point (shown in the image above as a green marker, on the far left). When you see the two-headed arrow, drag the arrow to the desired starting position for the video.

    • To trim the end of the clip, click the end point (shown in the image above as a red marker, on the right). When you see the two-headed arrow, drag the arrow to the desired ending position for the video.

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