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Video Cropper - Crop Video Black Bars or Boards on Mac or Windows


Crop Video MP4, AVI, YouTube, MOV, WMV, MKV, VOB, MPG, FLV, 3GP etc




Overview

Ever dream to crop video to remove the black board or bars of a video file? Ever dream to crop movie with large dimension to a smaller size and resolution to fit the screen of portable devices? Ever dream to crop movie files to remove unwanted portion of a video image to focus certain area? Ever dream to crop and change the aspect ratio of a movie file?

If so, you come to the right place! The following article will introduce a powerful Video Cropper as well as describe a step by step guide on how to crop video files on Mac or Windows.

Video Cropper

iDealshare VideoGo is not only a video converter but also a professional Video Cropper app which has both Mac and Windows version. It can easily crop all kinds of video files whatever it is in AVI, MP4, MKV, VOB, WMV, MOV, FLV, 3GP, SWF, OGV, WebM, RMVB, Apple ProRes, MXF, AVCHD, MTS, MOD, TOD, DV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, DivX, Xvid and etc. It even helps to download and crop YouTube videos.

This powerful Video Cropper features crop video as well as keep or change the video file size; crop movie as well as keep or change the video format; crop video as well as keep or change the video aspect ratio and etc.

Besides cropping video files, it also can trim video into several clips, rotate video, add or remove subtitles for movie files, add effect or watermark to a video file, increase video volume, merge several video files into one and etc.

How to Crop Videos?

The following will introduce a step by step guide on how to crop YouTube videos or other video formats.

Make Preparation: Run Video Cropper

Free download the ideal Video Cropper – iDealshare VideoGo (for Windows, for Mac), install and run it, the following interface will pop up.

Video Cropper - iDealshare VideoGo

Step 1 Add video files which you like to crop

Situation 1: Add local files

Click the "Add File" button to add the video files whatever it is in MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, ASF, FLV, WebM, OGV, WTV, MPG, MKV, VOB, MXF, AVCHD and etc. Or directly drag and drop your video files to the main window of this Video Cropper.

Situation 2: Download and add YouTube video

Click the "Add File" drop-down menu to select "Add YouTube Video...", then a Download windows will pop up, then paste the YouTube video URL to the URL text box, and finally click "OK" button, iDealshare VideoGo will start to download YouTube video and the downloaded video will automatically appear in the main window of the Video Cropper.

How to Crop Video Files?

Step 2 Video crop setting

Click the "Crop" button to open the 'Crop Video' window, then you can crop video and set the zoom mode for the cropped video according to preference. You may refer to the following two methods:

Method 1: Crop video by adjusting the cropping frame

    You can adjust the cropping frame (the dashed-line area) manually in the left Original Preview window while viewing the real-time effect in the right Output Preview window:
  • There are eight small adjustment boxes along the dashed rectangle. Drag the adjustment boxes to adjust the rectangle, and the part out of the rectangle is to be eliminated.
  • If you want this crop setting applies to all the video already added in this Video Cropper and want to batch crop videos, check before 'Apple to All'.
  • Click "OK" if you have completed the video crop setting.

Crop Video to Focus Certain Area?

Method 2: Crop video by setting the crop values

  • There are four crop values on the lower right part of the crop window: Top, Bottom, Left and Right. You can set each value by typing in the number of pixels to be cropped in the textfields to crop your movie video, and the cropping frame will move accordingly.
  • If you want this crop setting applies to all the video already added in this Video Cropper and want to batch crop videos, check before 'Apple to All'.
  • Click "OK" if you have completed the video crop setting.

Set the Zoom Mode for the cropped video

    Click the Zoom Mode drop down button to select desired output aspect ratio for the cropped video:
  • There are four choices available: Keep Original, Full Screen, 16:9 and 4:3.
  • Keep Original: Keep the aspect ratio of the crop size.
  • Full Screen: Stretch your cropped video to fit for the aspect ratio of the resolution setting.
  • 16:9: Stretch your cropped video to fit for the aspect ratio of 16:9.
  • 4:3: Stretch your cropped video to fit for the aspect ratio of 4:3.

Tips: The video size for the output cropped video is the same as the original video. If you want to change the video size for the cropped video, you may refer to Step 3.

Step 3 Adjust the video size for the cropped video (Optional)

  • Click "Setting..." button to open the "Advanced Settings" window.
  • Go to the "Advanced" tab and click the "+" on the left of the "Video Codec" to spread the drop down column.
  • Go to "Video Size" column, click the Auto drop down button to select desired one like 720*578 or overwrite Auto to desired one.

Step 4 Set output format

Click the "Profile" drop down button to select preferable video format for the cropped video. You can select the same format as the original video or select a different format.

Step 5 Finish cropping video

Click the "Convert" button to start and finish cropping your video to remove a black border around a video, to cut out the top and bottom of video image, to change the aspect ratio of the output video, to get a close-up of a subject of interest and etc.