How to Crop Video
There will undoubtedly be times when you need to crop your video to delete unnecessary information and draw your viewers’ attention to the most important elements. Your video will look much better if you crop black bars from the sides or remove background that doesn’t contribute anything to the finished product.
Cropping video with Movavi Video Editor is an easy task. Just add your video to the program, specify the area you want to crop, and save the finished product in the format of your choice: MP4, AVI, FLV, WMV, MPEG, or other.
1. Install the Program on Your Computer
Download and run the Video Editor installation file. Just follow the onscreen instructions to install the software correctly.
2. Add the Video You Want to Crop
Start the program and click Create project in full feature mode. After you've done that, click the Add Media Files button. In the window that opens, select the video file you want to crop. The video you’ve chosen will appear on the Timeline at the bottom of the program window.
3. Crop Your Video
Click on the video and press the Crop button as shown in the screen image. Stretch and move the rectangle in the Preview Window to define the desired frame area. To maintain the aspect ratio of the frame check the Constrain proportions box. Finally, click Apply. Yes, it’s that simple! But Movavi Video Editor is much more than crop software. It is a multifunctional video editor: in addition to splitting, merging and cropping video files, it enables you to improve video quality, apply special effects, add music and titles, and much more.
4. Save Your Cropped Video
You can save your video for viewing on your computer, prepare it for transfer to a mobile device, or convert it for uploading to YouTube, Facebook or Vimeo. Just click the Export button and choose the option you want. In the dialog window, select the desired video format or mobile device. Specify the video settings if necessary, and click Start.
Movavi Video Editor
Creating videos has never been so easy!
- Edit video clips, images, and audio on a timeline
- Add transitions, filters, titles, and callouts
- Use special effects like Chroma Key and Slo Mo
- Export videos in any popular format