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6 Best Video Croppers to Crop Video in Windows/Mac

By Carrie Murray, Monday, May 06, 2019

Do you want to crop video to square, portrait, or remove something from your video? If so, you need a video cropper. A video cropper can help you crop videos to remove unwanted part of a video, for example, removing black bars of a video, or resize videos, e.g. turning vertical video to horizontal.

This post will cover 6 best video croppers to crop MP4, WMV, MOV, etc. You can choose the one that is suitable for you.


1. PawEditor

PawEditor is an easy-to-use video cropper. It not only provides the custom cropping feature for you to crop videos to any shape you want, but also offers popular presets of commonly-used aspect ratios (1:1, 2:1, 9:16, 16:9)to crop videos to widescreen, square, portrait, which are perfect for uploading to Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

PawEditor


Apart from cropping videos, this application can also cut and rotate videos, add captions, background music, effects, and filters into videos. To sum up, this is a video cropper with comprehensive functions of video editing. Let's see how to use it. 

Download PawEditor by below button and install it on a PC.

Download

Step 1 Launch PawEditor by double-clicking its icon on the desktop.

Step 2 Double click the blank space under Library tab and select a video to add to the video cropper. (You can also click the importing icon on the top of the main window.

Edit Video


Step 3 Move the mouse cursor over the imported video and you will see a "+" icon appearing on it; click it to add the video onto a timeline track for cropping. After adding video, you will notice the video showing on a certain track; right-click the video on the track and click "Crop".

Crop Video


Step 4 After clicking "Crop", you will see an interface for you to set the parameters related to "Crop" beside the Preview Window.

Cropping Video

Step 5 You can directly drag the dashed-line rectangle around the video to select the part you want to save. Or you can change the parameters to crop the video:

  • Horizontal/Vertical: move the cropping area;

  • Width/Height: decide the size of the cropped video.

You can see the dashed-line rectangle changes when adjusting the parameters.

The above steps are how to precisely crop a video with PawEditor. After that, you can export the cropped video in custom resolution, aspect ratio, format to fit the video requirements of YouTube, Twitter, Vimeo, Instagram and more.


2. Adobe Premiere

Adobe Premiere is a professional video editing software which can crop and cut videos. However, the software is not for beginners or amateurs, as it is too professional for most people.

Even though you just want to crop a video, it is not very easy to do it with Adobe Premiere. You need to find the "Crop" effect and add it to the video. Then you can crop your video by four directions: the left, top, right and bottom by adjusting the percentage next to each direction.

Crop Video in Adobe Premiere


Adobe Premiere is a powerful video editor which can be your best choice if you need to make professional films, but if you simply need to crop a video, it is not worthy to download Adobe Premiere, which is huge in size and difficult to use.

It costs 20.99/month to get Adobe Premiere Pro.


3. Windows Movie Maker

If you use Windows 7 or 8 system, there is a built-in video cropping tool for video editing - Windows Movie Maker. It is also easy to use just like PawEditor but it is a pity that Windows 10 doesn't have the cropper and Microsoft has discontinued this app.

If you use Windows 7 or 8, you can still give it a try. It can perform basic video editing, such as cropping, cutting and rotating videos, add built-in effects.

Windows Movie Maker


4. Ezgif Online Video Cropper

Ezgif Online Video Cropper is an online video cropping tool and it can be easily accessed by opening a browser so that you don't need to install a standalone software in your PC. Also, you can use it to crop videos directly from your mobile phones.

The online video cropper can crop videos you upload to any size. It supports MP4, WebM, AVI, FLV, MOV, and 3GP, so it can meet your needs for most video formats. You can use it crop unnecessary parts off and use the graphical crop tool to have what you like.

EZGif Online Video Cropper


However, to use the online video cropper, you must keep your device connected to a stable Internet network, otherwise, you may fail to save the cropped videos.


5. Final Cut Pro

If you use a Mac, you can choose to crop videos with Final Cut Pro, the professional-level video cropping software by Apple. Apart from cropping videos on Mac, it can also adjust color, compress videos and achieve many advanced functions, such as creating effects and graphics with Motion, supporting 360° video for VR devices.

Crop Video in Final Cut Pro


6.iMovie

iMovie can be a video cropping tool for iPhone, iPad and Mac computer. It comes bundled with every Mac so it is a freeware for video cropping and editing.

Using this video cropping tool on a Mac or iOS device is very simple. You can just import the media file and add it to timeline; Click the "Crop" icon and Adjust cropping area; then hit the checkmark to apply the cropping. Moreover, it allows a more flexible workflow - you can start cropping a video on iPhone and finish it on Mac.

Crop Video in iMovie

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