How to Crop A Video | Top 4 Ways [Quick Guide]

While vacationing, we capture a lot of videos, and not all of them are fit to upload on social media! Or perhaps, you are an aspiring memer with great ideas for hilarious memes. Well, in both cases you would need cropping software to rule out the unwanted part in the video.

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Now that you know how to, you can use our 4kDownload products to get your favorite videos. Let us get to the next essential step. Given below are some of the best ways to crop your favorite videos:

How to crop videos using VLC Media Player

We bet you hadn’t thought you could crop your videos using VLC Media Player! Owing to how popular it is worldwide, almost every laptop/PC has it installed in itself. You are required to do as said in the directions given below to crop your video:

  • Start by opening the video that you wish to crop. But make sure that you have opened it on VLC Media Player.
  • Now, click on Tools on the bar at the top. Then, select the first option, ‘Effects and Filters.’

    select effects to crop a video
    Select Effects to Crop a Video
  • Here, you can adjust the size of the video by editing the top, bottom, left, and right pixel sizes until you are satisfied. Make sure you remember these dimensions. Cancel the ‘Adjustments and Effects’ window.

    set dimensions
    Set Dimensions
  • Then press on ‘Tools’ again and select the last option, i.e., ‘Preferences.’

    Select Preferences
    Select Preferences
  • Check ‘All’ given under the ‘Show settings’ heading given at the bottom left corner. Search for ‘Video’ and under it select ‘Croppadd.’ After that, enter the margins that you had chosen at the beginning.

    crop video
    Crop Video
  • Then, under Filter options, on the right side, search for Video Cropping Filter and check the box beside it, save it.
  • Next to the last step, just press on ‘Media’ and then on ‘Convert/Save.’ Later, add the video you wish to crop.
  • If you look at the bottom of the window on your PC, you will view the Convert/Save feature.
  • After clicking on it, choose where you want your new file to be stored, and you are done!

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How To Crop Videos Using EaseUS

EaseUS is one of the best video editing apps in the market right now. It lets you do a lot of things on your video file with excellent efficiency. You can download the app here. Do as said in the directions below:

  • Launch EaseUS and then import the video(s) you want to crop. 
  • Either right-click the video you want to crop and then choose ‘Add to project,’ or press-hold the video and drop it into the timeline.
  • Later, right-click on the clip that you wish to crop. After doing so, press on the Crop option. 
  • Adjust the yellow borders according to your choice to crop the selected video. The crop tab ought to be visible to you on the left side. You can check the box beside ‘Keep Aspect Ratio’ if you don’t want to disturb the aspect ratio.

    adjust borders
    Adjust Borders
  • After you are done with the adjustments, click on ‘OK.’
  • That’s it! Finish by pressing on Export, and the app will save your favorite video!

Now that you know how to crop videos on Windows, let us move on to how you can do the same on Mac.

iMovie

iMovie is an application created by Apple that is available to exclusively Mac and iOS users only. iMovie lets you edit, add texts, crop videos, and a lot of other things as well. You need not pay for the app/software. 

Owing to the creator of this software, it is very efficient and lets you create high-quality content. 

How To Crop A Video on Mac: 

  • Begin by launching the application, iMovie. Then press-hold the video you want to crop and drop it into the timeline.
  • Press on the icon of Crop as shown below. Press ‘Crop to Fill’.
imovie crop icon
iMovie Crop Icon
  • Now, adjust the white border to crop the video until you are happy with it.
  • After doing so, Apply the changes to save the newly cropped video into your Mac.

Cropping Videos On A Smartphone

There are dozens of apps on PlayStore and App Store that help you edit/crop your videos. But the best one that is very helpful and easy to use is Movavi Clips. You can download it onto both, android as well as Smartphone. Given below is a simple explanation for how you can crop videos on your android/iPhone:

  • Download and install the app on your smartphone and then launch it.
  • Then click on the ‘+’ symbol on the screen and add the video(s) you want to work on.
  • After that, click on the crop icon and crop the video how you wish it to be.
  • After cropping, save the video.

Conclusion

Now, it must be clear to you how you can crop videos. This article told you how to do the same on three different platforms- Windows, Mac, and smartphones! There were four ways to do the same, and all were explained easily.

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