(Last Updated On: June 10, 2019)

ActivePresenter has many functionalities for video editing, ranging from basic to advanced. In this tutorial, we will quickly walk you through how to split videos and join multiple videos into one.

Splitting Videos

Sometimes it’s necessary to split one video into several parts, for example, to save each of them as a single file and then use for different purposes. To split a video into multiple parts, do the following:

Step 1: Select a video and specify the timestamp where you want to split the video.

Step 2: In the Timeline pane, click the Split Audio/Video Objects button. The video will be split into two separate objects. However, the timeline still places the two objects in the same object line.

split videos

Step 3: If you want to move the latter part to a new object line, right-click it > Move Up/Down into a New Line.

Joining Multiple Videos

It’s simple to join videos. Perform the following:

Step 1: Select all the videos that you want to merge. Hold down CTRL or SHIFT while clicking to select multiple videos.

Step 2: Click the Join Audio/Video Objects button. All the selected videos will merge together based on ascending order of their start time. It means that the video with smaller start time will play first in the combined video. A red mark shows where videos join.

Join videos

Some cases you may encounter when you join videos:

  • If videos have the same start time, ActivePresenter will sort videos by their z-order in ascending order. A video with a lower stack order will appear prior to the one with a greater stack order.
  • If videos don’t have identical properties such as width, height, or resolution, the combined video will use all the properties of the first video that plays. In other words, the output video will apply all the properties of the video having the smallest start time.

That’s it. So simple to split videos or join multiple videos into one with ActivePresenter. Hope that this helps.