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Crop Video

The simple tool to crop video online

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Crop a video easily with Kapwing

Some videos are the wrong shape, the wrong size, or aren't focused on the right section - what they need is a crop! Upload any video file from your computer, tablet, or phone to Kapwing's Crop tool, or paste a link to a video on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and almost any location on the web.

After you're done cropping the perfect subsection of your video, you'll be able to do much more with Kapwing. Resize, trim, compress, and much more to get your video to the perfect size and dimensions that you need. Kapwing supports all of the above in a single, easy to use editor.

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How to Crop a Video Online

  1. Upload your video

    Upload a video, image, or GIF directly to Kapwing. You can also paste a link to a video from Youtube, TikTok, or other video source. This is the original video that will be cropped by this process.

  2. Crop your video

    Click on your video layer and select “Crop” in the “Edit” sidebar. You can crop your video by clicking and dragging the dotted outline or use the presets for formats like profile pictures, TikToks, Instagram stories, and many more.

  3. Download and share

    Just hit Export, and your final output video will be produced in just a few minutes. Take your newly cropped video and enjoy more engagement on social media.

Crop a Video Smaller for Free Online

Cropping a video is an important task for many creators. Some may want to draw emphasis to a more important section of the video. Others might want to crop in order to hide sensitive information. And many just want to crop a video to remove a watermark in the corner or an ugly border that may have showed up at some point in their editing process.

Whatever the task at hand, Kapwing has the tools to support your workflow easily, completely online, and for free! This online video cropper will allow you to crop, resize, cut sections out, and so much more all in one place.

Choose from the preset dimensions for social media, or keep your crop unconstrained and drag the crop buttons to cut out the exact portion of the video you want to use. When you're done cropping your video, you can use the Kapwing Studio to add text, music, animations, and any other edits your resized video needs.

If you want to resize your video to exact dimensions, you can use the Studio to input exact pixels for your video's aspect ratio, so it can fit perfectly wherever you want to use it. Place your resized videos in any location from IGTV to TikTok without cutting off important parts, leaving bars on the sides, or having distracting watermarks interfere.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can we crop a video online?
Yes! You can crop a video online by using an online video cropper or an online video editor. I recommend using Kapwing, since they are an online video editor with so many tools such as a video cropper. You can use Kapwing directly from your web browser on any device: computer, tablet, phone, etc. They also have a plugin for Google Photos for easy access to your photo and video library.
How do I crop a video part?
To crop a video part, you need a video editing software, like Kapwing, that allows you to crop only a part of your video. Depending on the video editor you’re using, you can adjust the outline of the crop selection box to crop the part of a video you want. In Kapwing, you have full freedom in adjusting how you want your video cropped or using one of their presets for TikTok videos, Instagram videos, Linkedin landscape images, and many more.
What is the best free video cutter?
The internet’s best free video cutter is Kapwing, an all-in-one video editor that streamlines your entire creative workflow. Kapwing offers over 100 tools, including a free video cutter that lets you crop, cut, split, or trim your video. They also have AI-powered features like the automatic video editor, text-to-speech, pinning, and many more.

What's different about Kapwing?

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