Lossless Video Trimming with FFmpeg

FFmpeg Notes: https://www.rickmakes.com/ffmpeg-notes/

FFmpeg playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLErU2HjQZ_ZOPDZ71Khzt5PX4X4j6flkg

Preview Video
ffplay -i video.mp4 -ss 00:01:02 -t 00:30:00

Start at 1 minute 2 seconds with a duration of 30 seconds.

Losslessly Trim Video
ffmpeg -i video.mp4 -ss 00:01:02 -t 00:30:00 -codec copy video_clip.mp4

If you have trouble using the video in Final Cut Pro, try the .mov extension like this:

ffmpeg -i video.mp4 -ss 00:01:02 -t 00:30:00 -codec copy video_clip.mov

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