You can manually split clips into smaller clips to make your video easier to work with. For example, if you have a video clip that has two different scenes, you might want to split the video clip at the point where the one scene ends and the other begins, and then insert a transition.
Splitting a clip
Moving the preview window slider, or moving the playhead to the desired location, click on the edit tab on the ribbon (double clicking a clip will have the same effect). Clicking on the split tool on the toolbar will splice the clip at the playhead position.
Repeat this process till you have split the video for the desired result. You can undo/redo an operation at any time with the arrows at the top left of the window.
You can also delete footage before and after the split if required. You can do this by clicking on these sections and pressing delete. They are however, not actually deleted. They are just not visible.
Why would I want to split the video?Answer
Microsoft Movie Maker - Deleting and splitting a clip (1 min 2 secs)
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