How to crop a video on your phone.
Learn more about how to crop and resize video clips for sharing to any online platform or social media channel.
When you create a video to share with your followers through social media channels, you want to make sure that you crop your video so that all of the action takes place right in the frame. To ensure your video looks great every time, let’s dive into some easy ways to crop videos on your phone.
Easy ways to crop videos on a phone.
The great thing about today’s video editors is that you can edit your video in the same way you shot it — right on your phone. You can crop videos on your phone with your phone’s built-in apps or with video editing software.
- Built-in apps. These apps are ideal for making simple crops. If you shoot on an iPhone, you can use the Photos App to crop and resize your video or if you’re using an Android, you can do the same in the Gallery app. These video editors are part of your phone’s OS, which means that to use them, all you have to do is open the video you wish to edit and apply edits from the toolbar.
- Video editing apps. With dedicated software, you have more options and creative freedom when it comes to your edits. With apps like Premiere Rush, you can crop your videos in three different ways to ensure the most important action happens in the frame. Once complete, you can export your video directly to any number of social media channels — which automatically resizes your video to the correct aspect ratio.
When choosing a video editor, consider your editing needs. Quick edits are often manageable with built-in apps, but if you want to explore more creative options, dedicated video editing apps can help bring your videos to the next level.