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How to Crop a Video in Windows Movie Maker

How to Crop a Video in Windows Movie Maker

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By Elva | May 31,2018 10:14 am

Can I Crop Video Using Windows Movie Maker?

Windows Movie Maker cropping and flipping videos not working problems occur frequently. And you can find many questions about whether it is possible to crop video files using Windows Movie Maker. In fact, Windows Movie Maker does not have command to enable cropping of video frames. However, you can choose to use a secondary cropper with Windows Movie Maker to crop videos. If so, you need to consider about the compatibility issue for these two programs. In this guide we will help you to learn how to crop video on Windows Movie Maker, which is stress-free.

Part 1: Best Windows Movie Maker Alternative to Crop Video - Filmora Video Editor

Filmora Video Editor for Windows (or Filmora Video Editor for Mac) is the highly recommended alternative to Windows Movie Maker to crop videos. The crop and zoom feature helps you to customize the screen of your video. Besides you can have many other video editing tools and free effects to make your masterpiece.

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Key Features of Filmora Video Editor

  • Easy to use video editing tools and full features for professionals.
  • Make video special with overlay, filters, motion elements, PIP and others.
  • Apply 300+ new effects including text, face-off, transitions, etc.
  • Share video to YouTube, upload to devices or convert to other formats.

Tutorial on How to Crop Videos with Windows Movie Maker Alternative

Step 1: Import video to Filmora Video Editor

Import video- if you are using one video file or many, start by importing to the program. One way to accomplish that is by dragging and dropping the files to the program but you can go to the menu bar and choose "+" then "add files". They are all effective enough.

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Step 2: Open video cropping window

Now drag and drop video to the timeline with ease. Start cropping- when you have the files in your timeline, it will be time to start the actual cropping. Right click on the file, it will be a drop-down menu. Please select "Crop" to continue.

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Step 3: Start to crop video

Highlight a video and then click on the "crop" option to mark out and eliminate all the unnecessary parts.

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Step 4: Save the video

When you complete the task to crop video and you are satisfied, save changes and start enjoying your edited video.

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Part 2. How to Crop Video in Windows Movie Maker

If you have never used Windows Movie Maker to crop video before, it might be a bit difficult for you to crop videos with it. The below step-by-step guide is especially written for you to learn how to crop videos in Windows Movie Maker. Check it out right away. If you are working on Windows 10, go to get Windows Movie Maker on Windows 10 to crop video.

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Step 1. The first step will be installing the program to your computer system and then launch it. After that, importing all the files to work on into the timeline of Windows Movie Maker should follow. You should use the "import video" command available on the tasks list to have the video selected and then click "import" button.

Step 2. From the filters window of the program, you will see a button named "cropping" which you should click on. The button remains unusable until the point when you have added the filters and open them. Up to four controls will be visible on the cropping window which you will use along both X and Y axes to cut the video frame.

Step 3. Once you have attained the required size of your video after cropping, press on the "ok" button to complete the process. You will have done nothing if you don't save the changes effected to the video and that should be on a standard format like AVI. The cropped file must be saved to a folder where accessing will be the easiest thing to do.

Step 4. Lastly, export your cropped video file or enjoy it right in the Windows Movie Maker.

To know the magnitude of your cropping, do a comparison of the edited video and original one and you will get a clear picture of that.


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