Does trimming vids affect video quality?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Pelea, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. Pelea macrumors 6502

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    i'm using an app called trim and cut to remove sections of videos that i don't need. The great thing about this app is that u can remove sections in between the video and not exclusively either from the beginning or the end. for example, if you have a 1 minute video, you could remove from 30-40 seconds into the video using this app.

    would trimming a video affect the quality using this app (or any similar apps)?
     
  2. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    Trimming will not affect quality. Quality changes would come from compression.
     
  3. Pelea thread starter macrumors 6502

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    did u check the app? i saw under options:

    "File type MPEG-4 (mp4)
    Quality Highest
    (...)"

    does that mean it compresses when i trim the vid using that app?
     
  4. MacUser2525, Oct 19, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2015

    MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

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    Could be compressing it if you want to be certain that nothing will be compressed get Avidemux it works on just about any operating system. It has the option to pass through the audio and video streams when you edit out the parts of the video you do not want. Now since this is in the phone section you probably want phone app but it works on just about any computer and I am thinking you have to have one of them you connect the phone too that can do the editing.
     
  5. Rbtrucking macrumors member

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    Why not use iMovie? Best video editing app I've ever used and it's free!
     
  6. Pelea thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just came free with my iPhone 6s.. All it allowed me to do was a play a video? Didn't see any editing options. Deleted the app lol
     

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