Learn how to crop an MP4 video.

Learn some tips and tricks for cropping videos that are in an MP4 format.

If you’re a video editor, MP4 is one of the most common file formats you’ll encounter when you receive your audio/video files. It’s a universal file format that works on any operating system and allows you to save large audio and video files in a relatively small package.

So, suppose you want to crop out some empty edges of an MP4 video, how do you do that? Thankfully, it’s remarkably simple if you have good video editing software. Read on to learn how.

How to crop an MP4 file.

If you need to crop an MP4 video, Adobe Premiere Pro has many of the tools you’ll need to easily edit hundreds of video file formats. Simply follow these five steps to crop your MP4:

  • Import your MP4 video file and add it to your Timeline.
  • Locate the Video Effects project window.
  • Find the Crop option under Video Effects.
  • Drag and drop the effect to the clip you want to crop.
  • Adjust the left, right, bottom, and top values to crop your video to the desired size.

Now, you have a perfectly cropped MP4 video clip, ready to be added into your latest video project.

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