I have a lot of videos taken on my phone that are mostly useless, but have priceless portions.
For example a 5 minute video that has my child doing something cute for 20 seconds near the end.
I'd like something that can trim/cut that 5 minute video down to the 30 seconds I'd like to keep.
I don't need a lot of cool stuff, but simple transitions would be nice.
I'm looking for software that would:
Run on Windows 11+
Show the video and allow me to mark the start and end points to keep as a new file.
Produces a new file which is a chunk of video between start and end time
- Supports Windows 11+
- Prefer GUI, but I can deal with command line interface (if I have to)
- Gratis, or very cheap (under $5-$10 USD)
- As input, supports Windows Phone 8 videos (mp4 I think)
Desired optional features
Multiple start/end time pairs; stitching together several chunks of the file specified by those pairs.
The ability to write on the screen (date, background info, etc. Simple stuff I think the child would want to see when I'm gone)
Things I don't care about
Format of the output video, as long as it's something Windows 11+ can play.
Does NOT have to be same format as input video file.
Any reasonable dependencies are OK. E.g. "need to have PowerShell" is fine.
Things not acceptable
Installs other software
Communicates any info to the cloud about me, my computer, or the videos.
Example: kapwing.com requires that I upload the video, and I don't want to lose control of my videos.
I don't have Linux or a Mac.
Note related question Windows command line software to produce pieces of videos between start/end time is almost a good answer for me except that
I'd prefer a GUI and
I don't have anything that will play the movies which allows me to pick a precise start/end points.