How to trim videos using BlackBerry 10

HOW-TO / 12.17.13 / tywill1

Did you know that BlackBerry 10 devices have a built-in video editor? This powerful feature allows you edit the length of a video, crop and/or rotate as well as apply different enhancements such as adjusting the brightness or contrast. To help you get started, here’s a quick 1-2-3 on how to edit the length of a video using your BlackBerry 10 device.

Step 1 – Record some video

If you don’t have a video on your device already, record something using the Video Camera. You can edit videos that you may have copied to your device previously but keep in mind it must be a supported media type. To find out more about what types of media BlackBerry 10 devices support check out the BlackBerry 10 media support website.

Step 2 – Edit the video

To edit a video that you’ve just recorded, tap the preview option that appears in the bottom-left corner of the Video Camera app, followed by tapping Edit in the toolbar. You also have the option to edit previously recorded videos. Open the Videos app, select the video you’d like to edit, tap the three dot icon in the bottom right and select Edit.


After doing this, Length along the bottom toolbar will be selected automatically so all you need to do is adjust the sliders to your desired locations. After adjusting the length, optionally tap on Crop or Enhance to further customize your video. When you have finished making edits, tap Save in the top right corner to save a new copy of the video with your edits. The video will be saved in the same location as the original video using the same filename, adding “_edit” to the end.


Depending on the size of the video you are saving, feel free to multitask while the Save process runs in the background. You’ll know the process is finished when the Saving dialog no longer appears.

Step 3 – Sharing the video

After saving your new video, consider sharing it with others across your favorite social networks, or combine it with other memories you’ve captured using BlackBerry Story Maker. You can also copy the video to your PC or Mac using BlackBerry Link.

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