One of the most useful (yet often underrated) editing tools is the ability to crop videos to remove some of the outer parts of the image. The reason why cropping is so useful is that it not only allows you to get rid of unnecessary areas, but it can be used to alter the frame of the image so that important elements stand out more.
Of course if you want to crop a video you’ll need to be able to edit it, and there is no easier way to do that than with Movavi Video Editor. Seeing as it has built its popularity on the fact that it is user-friendly and intuitive, it should come as no surprise that it will provide you with an easy way to crop video.
Whenever you wish to crop part of your video, you should first launch Movavi Video Editor and add the video that you want to edit. That can be done by clicking on ‘Create project in full feature mode’, and then clicking ‘Add Media’ and selecting the video.
Once you’ve added the video it will appear in the ‘Timeline’ section at the lower part of Movavi Video Editor’s interface. Just click on it to select the video, then click on the ‘Crop and Rotate’ tool located right above the ‘Timeline’.
In the ‘Preview’ window located at the upper right-hand side of Movavi Video Editor a rectangle will appear that symbolizes the frame of the video. To crop your video all you need to do is stretch and position that rectangle to encompass the new frame that you want to create. If you would like to ensure that the new frame has the same aspect ratio as the old one, just click on the box labeled ‘Constrain proportions’ (located to the left of the ‘Preview’ window to check it.
When you’re satisfied with the new frame, click ‘Apply’ to finalize the crop and then click ‘Export’ to save it. Before you save your video however, you may want to make use of the other features in Movavi Video Editor to cut and join video segments, apply special effects, insert customizable captions, add audio tracks, include animated transitions, or enhance the video in other ways.
As you can see Movavi Video Editor will make it easy for you to crop your video and alter its frame size however you choose. That same intuitive approach is present in all of its features really, which is why you should experiment with them and see what they can do. Assuming you are willing to spend a few minutes trying out the features that are available, you’ll find that you can transform your videos in numerous ways.