When you perform a trim operation on a clip, you make a new start and/or end point for that clip. These start and end points will determine the clip length in your final movie. When you trim a clip, the trimmed part of the clip is not actually removed from the imported file. Movie Maker keeps everything intact so that if you ever need to undo the trimming, nothing is lost from the original file.
Trimming a clip
Select a clip to trim, and in the edit tab, click the trim tool. The time slider below the preview window will change and allow you to slide the start and end points of the clip.
Drag the start marker to the desired starting point of your clip, and repeat for the end position marker. Apply this trimming operation by clicking save trim in the toolbar, or cancel the operation.
Microsoft Movie Maker - Trimming a video (59 secs)
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