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How to Crop a Video on Windows 10/Mac/Online/Phone

Cedric Grantham updated on Dec 17, 2020 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

There are many times you might want to crop your videos after recording. For example, perhaps you want to zoom in on a particular aspect of the video, or you want to get rid of unwanted elements, or you want to resize the video for some popular social media that have particular requirements for width and height.

On this page, we cover different simple ways to show you how to crop a video on Windows 10, macOS, iOS, and Android devices before sharing it. Follow these solutions, and you can crop videos and change the screen size to whatever dimensions you need.

1. How to Crop a Video on Windows 10 with EaseUS Video Editor

Although there are many video cropper software available when you are searching on a web browser, EaseUS Video Editor is highly recommended. This versatile video editor enables you to trim, cut, split, merge, rotate, add border to video, add effects, extract subtitles from video, convert audio to MP3, detach audio from video effortlessly, whether you are a beginner or pro.

Is it possible to crop a video? Of course, with this video cropper software, you can crop your video into different sizes as you wish. After that, you can use filters, add elements, add texts, or add music to the video. Moreover, it supports your exporting video in 1600*1200 high quality in AVI, MOV, WMV, MKV, MP4, and GIF formats.

Now, download EaseUS Video Editor and check the following steps on how to crop a video on Windows 10 in simple steps.

Step 1. Import video to crop

Start EaseUS Video Editor. Click "Import" or drag the source video to the Media area.

import video file

Step 2. Add video to project

Right-click the video file, and choose "Add to Project", or you can directly drag the video to the video track on the Timeline.

Add video to project

Step 3. Crop the video

Right-click the video on the video track, and choose Crop to from the pop-up menu to open a new editing window to crop videos. Or you can select the video and choose the "Crop" option in the toolbar.

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You can crop the video automatically or manually by choosing to "Keep aspect ratio" or not. You can flexibly crop any part by adjusting the selection box. Then, click "OK" to do the next step.

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Step 4. Export cropped video

When the process finishes, click "Export" to save your cropped video. You can export video in MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, GIF, etc. Besides, you can edit the file name, customize an output folder and settings, and then click "Export".

export cropped video

2. How to Crop a Video on Mac with iMovie

Can you crop a video in iMovie? Yes. When you need to crop a video on Mac, you'll need iMovie. iMovie is an Apple released video cropper software for macOS and iOS devices. It provides various options to modify and adjust video color settings, crop and rotate of a video clip, detach background from video, add video transitions, add project filter, and changing the speed (speed up or slow down) of video clips.

Step by step on how to crop a video on Mac:

Step 1. Open the iMovie on your Mac. Click on File along the top bar, then click on "New Movie".

Step 2. Click Import Media. Find the video that you want to crop, and add it to the video track. Now, Your screen will be divided into three sections.

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Step 3. Click on the timeline section, and then click the Crop button. You have three options to crop videos. Usually, we choose "Crop to Fill".

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Step 4. Adjust the frame until you are satisfied with the cropping result, then click the "Apply" button and save the cropped video from iMovie.

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3. How to Crop a Video Online for Free

If you just need to crop a video once or occasionally, you can try online video cropper tools, which allow you to crop a video without downloading and installing any third-party software. In this part, you will learn two useful ways to help you do the task.

1. Clideo

Clideo is one of the most popular online video cropper tools. For cropping a video, this tool has prepared for you sizes that are set by default in some popular social media, so you won't waste time on making a square. Besides, this online video cropper supports many output video formats, like AVI, MP4, MOV, etc., so you can choose the desired video format after cropping.

Online video cropper

Check the below steps on how to crop a video online for free.

Step 1. Upload the video that you want to crop. If you want, you can add it from your Dropbox or Google account.

Step 2. Select the desired and crop the video, after that, you can choose an output format for your file.

Step 3. When your video is cropped and converted, you can download it to your computer.


EZGIF is another online video cropper for you to crop your video clips. It supports a lot of formats including MP4, MP4, MPEG, and many more. Using this video cropper, you can easily trim unnecessary parts of your video. In addition, you can also lock the aspect ratio to one of the presets to make the video square, 4:3, 16:9, and many more.

Online video cropper

Here's how to crop a video online with EZGIF.

Step 1. Move to Online Video Crop Tool page and select the video you are going to crop from your computer, then click "Upload the Video".

Step 2. Choose "crop video" in the toolbar and select the area you want to save from the video. Here you also can adjust the aspect ratio and output format. Once done, click "Crop video!".

Step 3. Then you can preview the cropped video. If you are satisfied with it, you can choose the "save" button to download it to your computer.

4. How to Crop a Video on iPhone or iPad in Photos

How do you crop a video on iPhone? To crop a video on an iPhone or iPad, you have two ways to complete the task. One is using iMovie as mentioned before, and another is using the Photos app, which is a great photo and video cropper tool. 

The steps to crop videos on iOS with iMovie are the same as those on Mac. The only difference is cropping a video using iMovie on the iPhone will not change the size or aspect ratio. It will simply zoom in on the video, and you can crop unnecessary objects out of the frame.

Follow the guides below and see how to crop a video on iPhone in Photos.

Step 1. In the Photos app, choose the video you want to crop.

Step 2. Tap Edit in the top right corner. Tap the "Crop" icon in the lower right corner. Make your adjustments. Tap "Done". Now, you can view the cropped video.

After cropping, you can tap the Share button and then choose how you want to share it. You can AirDrop the video to your iPad and Mac, email it, upload it to Instagram or Facebook.

crop a video on iOS using Photos

5. How to Crop a Video on Android

How to zoom in and crop a video on Android phones and tablets? This is a hot question for may Android users because the video editing tool on Android phone doesn't allow to do this. Although you can use the video modifying features to add filters, trim the video, add text, speed up or decelerate video, cropping video is still a missing feature, but it's in high demand. So, how to crop videos on an Android phone? Here, we will share several popular video cropper applications for your reference; you can choose the best video cropper for Android devices.

#1. VivaVideo (Free with Ads)

VivaVideo is one of the best and free video cropper apps. It offers comprehensive video modifying features: trim video, crop video, blur video, edit video with music, add video to video, add music to video, make the video longer, and so on. You can use it to crop a video on Android in HD quality. Go to the Google Play and download VivaVideo to edit video with filters and music, and save & share to YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram.

crop a video on Android using vivavideo

#2. Quik (Free)

Quik video editor by GoPro is another excellent video editing software for Android devices. With the Quick application, you can create and modify awesome videos with just a few taps. You can customize your videos with ultimate functions, such as reorder, trim and rotate photos and video clips; speed up footage or play it in Slo-Mo; crop and export clips in high quality, and more.

crop a video on Android using Quick

#3. KineMaster (Free with Ads)

KineMaster is a full-included video editor for Android. You can easily crop video with it. Except for this functions, other outstanding services are blend modes to create startling, beautiful effects, edit tools to trim, splice, and crop your video, add different color filters, add music & text, export 4K 2160p video at 30FPS, share to YouTube, Facebook, Dropbox, and so on.

crop a video on Android using KineMaster

Wrap Up

This article covers complete guides on how to crop a video on various devices and operating systems. To crop videos on Windows 7/8/10 quickly and easily, you can use EaseUS Video Editor on the first part. For video cropping on Mac computers, iMovie is highly recommended. If you need to crop videos on iPhone or iPad, the pre-installed Photos app is ready for you. Android devices don't support video cropping, so when you need to crop a clip, you can use the three software introduced above.

More Relevant FAQs on Cropping Videos

  • How do I crop a video frame size?

Using EaseUS Video Editor and iMovie, you can flexibly crop a video frame size on Windows 10 and Mac. And you can use filters to make your video stand out.

  • How do I crop an mp4 video?

MP4 is one of the most popular video formats. EaseUS Video Editor supports many video types, including AVI, MPEG, WMV, MP4, and a lot more. Apart from cropping the MP4 file, it also allows you to convert MP4 to other formats and extract subtitles & background from MP4 files.

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