Video cropping: remove black bars and cut out edges

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To optimize your video editing experience, consider cropping footage. This technique allows you to eliminate unwanted elements such as black bars, trim off excess frames, and isolate specific objects within the frame for closer examination. By croping a video, you can create a more polished and focused visual representation of your content.
You could view cropping as a creative opportunity to manipulate the composition of your footage. By strategically removing parts of the image, you can emphasize particular elements within the frame, creating a unique and visually striking effect. This technique is particularly useful when working with widescreen or aspect ratio footage, as it allows you to create a more cinematic viewing experience.

Step 1. Click and drag your mouse along the Timeline to choose a specific part of the video for editing.

Step 2. Navigate to the toolbar and locate the Crop button, represented by an icon resembling a rectangle with four corners. Click this button to open the crop tool interface.

Step 3. In the player window, a cropping frame will appear, outlining the area within which you can adjust your video content. Adjust the frame boundaries so that only the desired portion of the clip is enclosed within it.

Step 4. Once you have adjusted the crop frame, locate the Straighten slider on the Crop and Rotate tab. This slider allows you to rotate the cropped frame in a smooth and precise manner, ensuring that it is perfectly aligned with your desired orientation.

After applying any necessary adjustments to the crop frame, an FX icon will appear on the clip within the Timeline, indicating that it has been successfully cropped.

How to remove a crop

To access the list of applied effects and filters for a selected clip in Movavi Video Editor, you can click the FX icon located on the clip.

This will reveal the Clip Properties panel. Next, you must locate the Applied Effects tab, where you will find a list of all effects that have been applied to the clip.

Among these effects is the Crop effect, which can be identified by its name in the list. To remove this effect from the clip, you can simply click on the button located on the right-hand side. This will discard the crop effect from the video, restoring it to its original state before any adjustments were made.

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