How to cut a clip using iMovie for iPad and iPhone

Cut a clip

Sometimes a clip goes on for a bit too long.

Perhaps you’ve filmed a speech and want to cut to a person’s reaction, or you want to liven a scene by showing multiple angles.

It’s easy cut a clip in iMovie. Simply scroll the timeline with your finger so that the playhead (red vertical line) is positioned exactly where you want to cut.

Then, swipe your finger down over the playhead to cut the clip.

You’ll see the cut represented by a square black icon with a vertical line. You can tap on this to change it to a fade.