Editing is vital to retain your viewers' attention whether it is for educational or promotional purposes. One of the key aspects of editing is cropping the video. You may need to crop unwanted part so as to make the video. Here is the walkthrough of how to crop the video online/Windows 10/11/mac in various ways:

Before we start

What is the difference between trimming and cutting a video: Cropping a MP4 video means that you can crop out elements on the top,  bottom, left, or right corners of your video. And trimming a video means that you can trim unwanted content at the beginning or ending part of the video.

Part 1. How to Crop Video on Windows 10/11 via Softwares

1 Crop video with best free video editor - iMyFone Filme

iMyFone Filme is a very beginner-friendly desktop software to create amazing videos. You can use it to crop a MP4 video on Windows 10 as per your needs. You can also cut, fade, add music, and many more effects that you may need while editing the video. Next, let's have a look at how to crop your video by using this tool.

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Step 1: Once you have successfully imported your media, you will see it in the media library and the grid below.

import video in Filme

Step 2: Go ahead and select the part you wish to crop and click the crop icon on the toolbar above.

crop video in Filme

Step 3: After selecting the part you wish to crop simply click 'Ok' to confirm cropping the video. This is how easy and simple can be Filme for your everyday editing.

import video in Filme

Other Useful Features of Filme:

  • You can make stunning videos with custom music.

  • You can use Fast Video mode to create 1 click slideshow video.

  • You can add text to your video to make it more attractive for the audience.

  • You can do basic editing like triming, spliting, changing video speed and more.

  • You can export your videos with multiple formats.

  • You can share your video with your followers on YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook and Twitter.


yesHighly friendly to beginners on video editing, with a clean and easy-to-use interface.

yesFull basic editing features to satisfy your needs on video making.

yesThe Fast Video Mode really helps a lot.

yesIt is equipped with advanced features including transitions, titles and text, multi-layer, multiple effects, etc.

yesThis tool is available for Windows and Mac.


noIt is not wildly known yet.

Watch this video to learn how to use Filme to edit videos:

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2 How to Crop Video with VLC Media Player

Using VLC Media Player to crop a video on Windows 10 is also a great choice. VLC media player is a free and open-source software for you to do basic editing, such as rotate videos, speed up video, etc. Below are the steps to crop a video using VLC Media Player.

Step 1: Open the VLC Media Player, then go to Menu > Tools > Preferences.

Step 2: Import the video file that you want to crop by dragging it into VLC, or go to menu > Media > Open file.

Import video into vlc

Step 3: Click Tools > Effects > Filters. And then go to Video Effects tab and click on Crop tab.

click crop tab on vlc

Step 4: Now adjust the pixel values to crop out your video. You can adjust it by inputing the pixel values as you want or you can manually change it by clicking the up and down button.

Step 5: Once all is done, just click Save to save your changes. Then select the output format and destination folder to keep the cropped video.


yesIts user interface is straightforward.

yesIt is completely free to use.


noIt has some occasional errors.

noThe video cropping process is a bit complicated.

noYou need to manage some cropping settings before cropping your video.

3 How to Crop Video with VideoProc

On the other hand, VideoProc is yet another video editing software. It is also a conversion software so the user can also reduce the size of the file if they wish to do so, regardless of the device it was shot on. To crop the video on VideoProc follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Import the original media

Run the software and select 'video' and select the media you wish to crop.

Step 2: Edit the video

Once the video is imported, it will give you three options in the toolbar. Select 'Edit Video'.

Step 3: Selecting the area you wish to crop.

After selecting the edit menu option. Navigate the 'crop' button and make your selection.

make selection in Video Proc

Step 4: Finalizing

Once your selection is finalized, click on 'Done' and the video will be cropped. You can choose to save it as it is or use it further in making a slideshow etc.


yesComprehensive video editing software for high-resolution videos.

yesSmall in size and easy to use.


noExpensive compared to other available tools with no free version.

noThe editing features are quite limited.

4 How to Crop Video with Free Crop Video

Free Crop Video is yet another video editing software. This one is more suitable for small clips and the most basic editing. It is a small software by size and can be downloaded easily. To crop your videos in Free Crop Video software follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Importing the media

Like always, import the media you wish to crop by clicking on the red plus sign in the top left corner and selecting the file from your system.

Step 2: Cropping

Once you have imported the video, the crop sign will be visible in the top bar which you should select to start cropping.

Free Crop Video Toolbar

Step 3: Making the selection

When selecting the area or the part you wish to remove you can either drag and mark a selection or put a percentage of how much you wish to crop if it's a picture. The aspect ratio is by default maintained but you can also alter the dimensions if you wish to do so.

Make selection in Free Crop Video

Step 4: Choose an output format and Render

After you are done with your selection, you can choose an output format by opening 'Settings' and once you have chosen your desired file format, go ahead and press 'render'. Your cropped video will be ready in seconds or minutes depending on your system specifications.


yesIt is free to use As the name states.

yesIt is friendly for video cropping.


noLimited graphic options.

noCan only manage small clips or videos.

Overall Comparison of These Softwares:

iMyFone FilmeVLCVideoProcFree Crop Video
Compatible with Windows 10YesYesYesYes
Ease of useVery easyA bit complicatedEasyEasy
With advanced video editing featuresYesYesYesNo
PriceFree version is available. $29.95/1 YearFreeNo free version. $29.95/1 YearFree

Part 2. How to Crop MP4 Video on Windows 10/11 via Online Tools

Other than using software that needs to be downloaded, you can use online tools to crop videos on Windows 10.

1 How to Crop Video Online with Ezgif.com

Ezgif.com is a very basic online tool to edit your videos. It has a lot of options such as resizing, cropping, cutting the video.

The process for cropping the video via the online tool is similar to that of pre-downloaded software but this is a walkthrough of how you can crop your videos online.

Step 1: Open the website ezgif.com on your browser.

Step 2: Import the media by pressing browse and selecting your file. After its done press the blue 'upload video' button.

Import into ezgif

Step 3: Make the selection. The following menu will appear so go ahead and choose how you want to crop it.

Make selection in ezgif

Step 4: After making a selection, press crop video and your video will be ready at the end of the page. You can save it or use it however you like.


yesFree, and it can be accessed from any system.

yesIt is quite easy to use for video editing.


noThe file size limit thus only supports small files.

noActive internet connection required.

2 How to Crop MP4 Video with Placeit

Placeit is another online video editing tool with more advanced features. To crop video with Placeit follow these simple steps.

Step 1: Upload

Upload your media. Keep in mind the limit and the format of the file.

Import media into Placeit

Step 2: Resize

Choose a pre-set size or crop it however you wish to.

Crop in Placeit

Step 3: Save

After you are done editing, click on download and your edited video will be saved.


yesPre-set sizes make your editing easier if you plan to upload it on social media.

yesNo drop in the quality of the video.


noIt only edits selective file formats.

noIt cannot add effects or text.

3 How to Crop Video with Video Cropper

Video Cropper is yet another online video editing tool. It is free and works on almost every browser. To crop video with Video Cropper follow these steps.

Step 1: Import Media

As always, import your desired media.

Step 2: Edit

After you upload your media, this menu will appear next to your video. Here you can make the selection and choose however you wish to crop your video.

edit menu setting in video cropper

Step 3: Save

After you are done, press 'crop video now' and you will be directed to another page. It will take a while until your cropped video is ready for download. Click on 'download' and the video will be saved to your computer.


yesSupports about 30 file formats. Much more than other online tools.

yesNo file size limit.


noThe editing features are quite limited.

Overall Comparison of These Online Tools:

EzgifPlaceitVideo Cropper
Ease of useVery easyEasyEasy
Supported file formatLimitedLimitedSupports about 30 file formats
With advanced video editing featuresYesYesNo
PriceFree$89.69/1 YearFree

Part 3. Tips and FAQs about Cropping Video on Windows 10

Useful tips for Cropping Video on Windows 10

Here are a few tips for cropping your video:

1. Always keep your original file safe: This is useful in 2 cases: if the software permanently edits your file, or the output quality of the media decreases you will have a way to revert.

2. Maintain aspect ratio: Your media shouldn't be distorted as it can put off the audience.

3. Make sure your subject fills the screen: Very small crop can make it difficult for the audience to see or read if there is any text.

4. Do not crop too much or the audience might don't know what your video trying to express.

5. You can crop for different versions so as to see which kind of cropping is best for your specific videos.

Other FAQs about Cropping Video on Windows 10

1. Does Windows 10 have a video editor?

Windows Movie Maker is the default video editor for Windows users, however, it is available for Windows 7.

2. How to trim videos on a Windows 10?

You can easily trim videos on Windows 10 using Filme. Just visit the article to get more details. How to trim video on Windows >

3. How can I crop a video vertically?

You can also use Filme's Crop feature to do that. Just click the Crop icon on the toolbar. There are different ratio options at the bottom left of the new Window. Just change the ratio to 9:16 to crop a YouTube video vertically. And then click OK to save your changes.

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