How to Quickly Trim a Long Video for Instagram Video

Want to quickly trim a long video for Instagram Video? We have a solution!

October 27, 2023
5 min read
How to quickly trim a long video for Instagram Video

When it comes to posting video content on Instagram, you essentially have four options: Stories, Live, Reels, and Instagram Video (formerly known as IGTV). And even though they’re all on the same platform, the requirements and best practices for each are very different. Of all the options, Instagram Video is the most straightforward. Rather than streaming live or splitting up one video into a bunch of little pieces to post as a Reel or Stories, Instagram Video is where you go if you just want to… post a video.

While you have up to 10 minutes (60 if you’re a verified account), there’s a good chance that you may have a long video that you’d like to trim for Instagram Video. And that’s where Zubtitle comes in. With our Trimming feature, you can quickly and easily trim your video to the perfect length for Instagram Video. Try out the step-by-step walkthrough below!

How to Quickly Trim a Long Video for Instagram Video

1. Sign in to our Zubtitle account

Get started by simply signing in to your Zubtitle account. If you don’t have one, you can create a new account for free!

2. Upload your video

Just click the yellow Add New Video button on the right-hand side of the screen.

Main video dashboard on Zubtitle

3. Trim your video

The first screen you’ll see after uploading your video is the Trimming screen! Here you can quickly trim a long video for Instagram Video by clicking and dragging on the front or back end of your video. 

Trimming a long video with Zubtitle

4. Edit your subtitles

After you trim your video, take a peek at the subtitles that were automatically generated by our state-of-the-art software. You can find them in the Text Editor screen on the right-hand menu. Zubtitle transcribes and converts your audio into timed captions in just a few seconds. All you have to do is scroll through and make sure everything looks perfect.

5. Optimize & customize your Instagram Video

Once you’ve checked your subtitles, feel free to take advantage of our other free optimization features. If you want to be done in just a couple of clicks, navigate to the Templates menu and simply choose a pre-made video template (we have ones that are sized and styled perfectly for Instagram Video). 

Or you can navigate through all of the different menu options on the right-hand side of the screen and fully customize your video with your own brand colors, fonts, and logo and pick and choose from features like an eye-catching headline, progress bar, etc. 

Remember that if you decide to customize your own video styling instead of choosing a pre-made template, you can save all of that styling as your own custom template so it will be all ready to go for your next video!

6. Download your Instagram Video

Just select the download button in the upper-right hand corner to render your new video and download it to your computer or device.

Are you ready to quickly trim a long video for Instagram Video?

Sign up for a free Zubtitle account today to get started! With our free plan, you can create two videos per month. To create up to 10 videos per month (and remove the Zubtitle watermark), check out our standard plan.

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