So you’ve recorded an amazing video, but it’s a bit too long. iOS 7 makes it easy to trim the beginning and end of any video to remove those unwanted or unnecessary moments. The resulting edit can be saved with one tap, or saved as a new clip ensuring the original is left intact on iPad.

In this tutorial we’ll explain how to easily trim a video with just a few taps of your finger.  Read on to see how easy it is.  Alternatively, to discover how to professional edit and create your own videos, click here to find out more about the iMovie app for iPad and iPhone.


1. Load up a video

Either record a new video, or open one from the Gallery. You’ll notice small black handles at both the beginning and end of the video, located at the top of the screen. Tap and hold one, then drag it to the left or right.

Edit video iPad iOS 7


2. Editing a video

You’ll notice that the grey handles have turned yellow, you can now use these to trim the beginning and end of the video. Drag the handles to eliminate any unnecessary content, then tap the Trim button at the top of the screen.

Yellow trim handle


3. Save or Replace?

iPad will ask if you would like to trim the original video, or create a new video with the edited length. Tap whichever is relevant to your needs.

Trim video iPad iOS 7


4. Share your video

Congratulations, you’ve edited your first film on iPad! You’ll see the edited film appear in the Camera Roll. To share it, tap the Share button in the bottom left corner.

Share video iPad iOS 7


Looking for more iPad help?

Why not check out the iPad Air Guide? It’s written by iOS Guides and available today:

iPad-Air-Guide-Cover-ThumbnailiPad Air Guide is packed with high-resolution images and written with clear, concise text. Split into six chapters, the book covers basics from talking to Siri and setting up email accounts, to advanced tuition including splitting the keyboard in two and editing photos.

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