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Crop a video

Crop out the most important part of a video with simple steps on CloudStudio.

Watch the short video tutorial, or read the blog below.

Upload your files

CloudStudio screenshot showing how to upload file

Upload your media files to CloudStudio by either dragging them into the left pane, or clicking the upload button. The asset(s) will be added to the project, and automatically synced to the cloud.

Crop the video filling the canvas

To crop the video to remove some parts of the video around the edges, while filling the border, you can just resize the clip to be larger than the canvas. The parts of the clip which will go out of the canvas will not be rendered, and effectively the video will be cropped there.

Crop the video for making a thumbnail in the canvas

CloudStudio screenshot showing crop controls

If you want to crop the video for, say, making a picture in picture video then use the Crop Menu on the right. You can crop all the four edges individually to get the results you want as shown below.

CloudStudio screenshot showing cropped video result

Export the video

Once you are happy with your edits, export the final video, by clicking on the "Export video" button, on the top right. This will open the export window which looks like this:

CloudStudio screenshot of the export modal window

You can choose a name for the export, the quality, and if you want to receive an email upon completion. Press "Launch export" to start the export on the cloud. Once the export is finished, you can share the video, or download it to post on your preferred venues.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I crop a video?

In CloudStudio, cropping a video is quick and easy. Upload the video and add it to the timeline. All you need to do now is click on the video and set the values in the Crop tab on the right pane to adjust its size.

Can I add video effects?

Click on the 'Filters' tab on the left pane, and from there, you can add a range of special effects to your video. There is a broad selection of effects to choose from, including Color Jitter, Emboss, Glass Blur, Rain, Shadow, and many others. These effects can enhance the visual impact of your video and help you achieve your desired look and feel.

Can I rotate my video?

Absolutely! In CloudStudio, rotating a video is simple and can be accomplished in a couple of ways. Firstly, you can click on the video's image and drag the Rotator Tool (⟳) around to adjust the video's orientation. Alternatively, you can click on the video and use Rotation slider on the right pane, which will enable you to select the precise number of degrees to rotate the video.

Does cropping the video reduces file size or quality?

With CloudStudio, you can select the exact quality settings you want to use when exporting your video, and there won't be any loss of quality. You can choose to export your video in a range of resolutions, including 1080p, 720p or 480p. CloudStudio uses high-speed cloud-based servers to export your video in super high-quality HD video format quickly. So, you can crop your video with confidence, knowing that your video's quality will remain intact throughout the entire process.

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Download or share links

You can download the final videos in various formats to use as standalone files, or you can share a link from CloudStudio and send via email or messaging. the recipient would direcly stream from our servers, without you or them needing to download large files.

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