Kapwing's upload and export limits are listed on our Pricing page, and they are absolute. You can read more about the limits in the Kapwing Pro FAQ.

It is possible to change video sizes using desktop software, so that is can be uploaded to Kapwing. Reducing the file size will also make uploading faster!

How to Change Video Resolution Using Quicktime

Today, Kapwing's max output resolution is 1080p. If you have a file that is higher resolution than 1080p, it will be not process with the same video resolution.

  1. Open your video in Quicktime.
  2. Go to File > Export As > and select a lower video resolution.
  3. Select where you want your video to be saved.

How to Trim a Video Using Quicktime

If your video is already 1080p or less but still above the upload limit, you can trim your file in Quicktime to reduce the file size. Kapwing's max export limit duration is 40 minutes so you will have to decrease your video's duration if it is over 40 minutes in our editor.

If you have a clip that is over 40 minutes, you can trim the video to reduce the file size and duration.

  1. Open your video in Quicktime.
  2. Go to Edit > Trim.
  3. Select the yellow border at the beginning or end of the video to adjust your trim.
  4. Click Trim.
  5. Go to File > Export As > and select a lower video resolution.
  6. Select where you want your video to be saved.