Trim video — just like editing a doc

With Descript’s trim tool you can cut video to the perfect length for video files that hook viewers and stop scrollers in their (thumb) tracks. You can easily trim AVI, MOV, WMV, and other popular video formats — plus GIFs — to the ideal length and content for web browsers and social media.

Skip the drudgery. Save hours.

No need to spend weeks trying to learn traditional video editing software. With Descript, if you know how to use a word processor you can start editing video. Just find the part of the video footage you want to trim, highlight it in the transcript, and tap the delete key.

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How to trim video clips with Descript

Descript is a simple but powerful video trimming tool that makes it easy to cut out all but the most compelling content. Unless you’re capable of speaking and acting perfectly on camera, and doing it in the optimal time for social media clips, video trimming is vital to a video creator’s success.

Step 1

Get the Descript App by clicking the link below, remember it’s free to use*.

Step 2

Drag and drop your audio recording into the editing tool to get started. You can edit your video by editing the transcript (which Descript will generate automatically).

Step 3

Once you’re done editing the video, your trimmed video will be ready to share on your website or social media.

Skip the drudgery. Save hours.

No need to spend weeks trying to learn traditional video editing software. With Descript, if you know how to use a word processor you can start editing video. Just find the part of the video footage you want to trim, highlight it in the transcript, and tap the delete key.

Download the app →

Transcribe and edit like a doc

Transcribe your video in seconds, then make edits to the parts that need trimming or enhancing, just like you’d edit a document. Descript is a powerful video trimmer that lets you clean up the messy, slow, and rambling parts of your video — then optimizes the file size for speed and quality when you’re ready to publish.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the file format types supported?

Whether you’re looking to trim video from your iPhone, Mac, Dropbox, Google Drive, or wherever, Descript supports ALL video formats. Except WebM, ProRes codec MXF, MTS, and Apple HDR. Other than those, all of them.

What video editing features are not currently supported with the online tool?

While Descript’s feature set is quite robust, there are still a few features that aren’t supported. One is color correction — for now. But Descript lets you easily trim video, add social-media effects like animated captions and progress bars, insert key frames — all the essentials for making compelling video.

Can I trim audio on a video file?

Damn right you can. Descript is a fully powered audio editor. You can trim audio the same way you trim text, and refine your sound with EQ, compression, ducking, and all the features you’d expect. Plus AI-powered magic like Overdub voice synthesis and Studio Sound noise reduction. And with Descript’s automated Filler Word Removal capability you can remove ums, uhs, likes, you knows, and repeated words with a single click, reducing the length of your videos by up to 10%.

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Create a podcast, a video, and all your social assets using Descript. It’s as easy as editing a doc.