Cropping a Video Using Movavi Video Editor

Generally speaking there are two main reasons why you may want to crop a video: To
remove an unnecessary part of it that you don’t want and re-frame it, or to alter its aspect
ratio. Both can be extremely useful, as they will improve your video by leaps and bounds
and make it look much more impressive if used correctly.
While at first the idea of deleting part of the frame of your video may seem a bit
complicated, it is actually one of the easier edits that you can perform – especially using
Movavi Video Editor. In fact all it will take is a few simple steps to learn how to crop a video
and alter its frame or aspect ratio according to your needs.

How to Crop a Video

If you have a video that you’d like to crop, you could give it a try right now. To get started
just launch Movavi Video Editor and select the ‘Create project in full feature mode’ to open
the editor. After that, add the video that you want to crop by either clicking on the ‘Add
Media Files’ button or dragging and dropping the video file into the ‘Timeline’ area.

In either case, once the video appears in the ‘Timeline’ you should click on it once to select
it. Next, click on the ‘Crop’ button in the row of icons right above the ‘Timeline’ to open
Movavi Video Editor’s ‘Crop and Rotate’ tool.

If you look over to the ‘Preview’ window at that point you should see a grid of broken white
lines, and all you just need to resize and position that grid to the new frame that you want
for your video. When you’re done you can click ‘Apply’ and Movavi Video Editor will crop
out anything outside of the frame.

It is worth noting that the three by three grid that Movavi Video Editor uses to help you crop
your video can help you to align elements using the ‘rule of thirds’. It is something that you
may want to keep in mind when you’re deciding on the new frame for your video, and you
could try positioning important elements along the gridlines or at their intersection points.

In any case once you’re done you can click on the ‘Export’ button and select a format or
preset to save your video. All that remains after that is to click ‘Start’ to have Movavi Video
Editor save your video using the parameters that were specified.

As a full-fledged video editor there are lots of other ways Movavi Video Editor could help
you to edit and improve your video. In particular you could cut and join video segments,
enhance the video quality, apply special effects and filters, add captions, and more.

Because all its features are designed to be easy to use, you should be able to experiment
and figure out how they work. In fact it is a good idea to spend a few minutes trying out the
various tools in Movavi Video Editor so that you can familiarize yourself with what they can

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