Aside from being able remove black bars and other unwanted parts of your video, cropping can be helpful if you want to re-frame the video or alter its aspect ratio. In fact it is arguably one of the more powerful ways to edit your video, as it will let you adjust the composition with an entirely new frame.
If you’d like to learn how to crop a video, it might be best to start using Movavi Video Editor right off the bat. As an easy-to-use editor it will make it easy for you to crop your video, and will provide you with a visual way to actually ‘see’ how it will be framed when you do so.
When you launch Movavi Video Editor you should select the ‘Create project in full feature mode’ option to open the editor, then add the video you want to crop by clicking on the ‘Add Media Files’ button and selecting it. Once added the video will appear in the ‘Timeline’ and you can click on it there to select it.
Right above the ‘Timeline’ you’ll see a bar of icons – one of which is the ‘Crop’ button. When you click it, Movavi Video Editor will open the ‘Crop and Rotate’ menu and a grid will appear in the ‘Preview’ window. All that you need to do to crop your video is adjust that grid and resize and position it to the new frame that you want for your video. Once you’re satisfied, you can click ‘Apply’ to finalize your selection and crop the video.
It is worth noting that the grid in Movavi Video Editor will make it easy for you to re-frame your video using the rule of thirds or other compositional techniques. On top of that you can transform it in other ways too, such as rotating or leveling the video.
If you’d like to save your video you just need to click on the ‘Export’ button and select a format or preset, but before you do that you should make full use of the other features in Movavi Video Editor. By spending a few minutes exploring its tools, you will find that you’re able to apply effect and filters, enhance the video quality, trim unwanted segments, add animated transitions, include audio tracks, and much more.
In a nutshell you should have no problem cropping your video with Movavi Video Editor, and if you want you can use it to do much more than that as well. Simply put its multifaceted features will let you edit your video from top to bottom, so that you can produce impressive-looking videos that fully match any vision that you can imagine.