One of the most common types of edits that is performed on videos is to crop them. It may surprise you just how much of an affect cropping your video can have – and it is really to do with how it alters the frame and composition of the video. By cropping your video, you can not only get rid of unnecessary parts of it, but you can also draw attention to the important parts instead.
Normally to crop video can be complicated, but with the Movavi Video Editor it’s actually quite a breeze. In fact, all you need to do is:
- Click the ‘Add Media Files’ button and select the video that you want to crop. It will automatically appear in the ‘Timeline’ below.
- Click on the video that you just added, and open the ‘Tools’ tab and select the ‘Crop’ feature.
- In the ‘Preview’ window a rectangle will appear that you can resize just as you would a normal window to select the frame that you desire. Once you’re satisfied click ‘Apply’ or if you’d like to maintain the aspect ratio then check the ‘Constrain proportions’ box before clicking ‘Apply’.
- Save your video using one of the presets available to optimize it for a platform or device of your choice.
The best part about cropping videos with the Movavi Video Editor is that you get to ‘see’ the frame before you actually crop the video – since it is in the preview window. That way you already have a good idea of how it is going to affect your video before you crop it, and can make decisions accordingly.
Before you save your video you may want to take advantage of the other features of the Movavi Video Editor to enhance the video quality, trim out unwanted segments of video, insert special effects, or even add an audio track with some background music. There really are a ton of options available and all these features are just as intuitive and easy to use as the crop feature too.
Be sure to try cropping your video in different ways to see how the frame affects the outcome. If you’re able to master the art of cropping a video, you’ll be able to do some pretty amazing things and ensure that the elements of all your videos are positioned just right in the future.