Are you ready to celebrate Christmas with tons of seasonal videos? If you’ve noticed that some of those videos have black bars on their sides or tend to have too much going on in the background then it may be a good idea to crop them and get rid of all the parts that aren’t adding anything to the video. Not only will that shrink your file sizes, but it will refocus attention on the parts of the video that do matter.
While many people tend to not know how to crop video, the fact of the matter is that with the Movavi Video Editor it’s actually very straightforward. In fact, you can crop any video to whatever size you desire with just a few simple steps:
- Add the Christmas video that you want to crop by clicking on the ‘Add Media Files’ button and selecting it.
- Open up the ‘Tools’ tab and select the ‘Crop’ menu.
- In the ‘Preview’ window you’ll see a rectangle that is used to define the desired frame area. Resize it accordingly to mark out the new frame area that you’d like to crop your Christmas video down to.
- When you’re satisfied click ‘Apply’ to crop your video accordingly, and then ‘Export’ to save it by selecting a format.
If you experiment a little bit with cropping your videos you’ll see how altering the frame can really shift the focus of the video in some pretty amazing ways. While you may not necessarily want to do so for all your Christmas videos, in certain situations it can be an extremely powerful tool to have up your sleeves.
Before you save your video you may want to consider using some of the other features of the Movavi Video Editor to cut and combine video segments and get rid of unnecessary footage, enhance the quality of your video, insert customizable text, apply special effects and filters, or even add audio tracks to insert background music or voiceovers. Each of these features is just as intuitive as it was to crop your video, so you should have no problems using them.
Make no mistake, being able to edit your Christmas videos (and any other videos for that matter) is a great advantage to have, and the Movavi Video Editor will help you to pull it off painlessly.