Creating beautiful, funny or captivating videos on the iPhone has been made possible by Apple’s amazing camera. If you are an avid video maker, it is easy to drag and shoot your phone.
If you make a lot of videos, you can also edit a lot of things, which requires learning how to do specific editing tasks, such as cropping. We will run several ways to crop your video, including using a third-party app.
How to crop videos on iPhone
Unfortunately, you cannot use the camera app on your iPhone for ‘pre-crop’ videos because you are filming them. However, once you’ve filmed them you can crop them using the Photos app, so as long as you’re running iOS 13 or later (see below if you’re not). Here’s what you have to do:
Phase 1: open The photos And select the video you want to crop.
Phase 2: After opening the desired video, tap Edit In the upper-right corner of the screen.
step 3: Tap Crop rotation Icon at the bottom of the edit screen. Once in crop mode, touch and hold one of the corners of the video. Then start pulling the boundary inward, to the point you want. Repeat with any other corner until you finish the crop.
step 4: Tap done In the bottom-right corner. This saves the crop. However, if you made a mistake or want to restore the original video, you can tap Edit Tap again Bring back In the lower-right corner of the edit screen.
Croping iPhone videos using iMovie
If you are not using iOS 13 or later, a first-party option for photos is iMovie. You will usually find this pre-download on your iPhone. If not, you can download it through the App Store.
Once downloaded, here’s how you crop videos using iMovie:
Phase 1: Open iMovie and create a new work.
Phase 2: Tap Movies And then select the video you want to crop. Next, tap Make movie At the bottom of the screen.
step 3: Tap your video as it appears on the timeline at the bottom of the screen. Then tap short Zoom Icon (displayed as a magnifying glass in the top-right corner of the screen).
step 4: Pin the video in or out to zoom in or out of the video or crop it effectively (it crops it effectively). Tap done Once finished, in the upper-left corner of the screen.
Step 5: Tap Action (share) The icon at the bottom of the screen (it looks like an arrow, with an arrow pointing vertically). Finally, tap Save video, Which saves newly cropped videos to your camera roll.
In addition, it is worth noting that, compared to photos, iMovie has the advantage of maintaining the original aspect ratio of your video.
How to crop videos on iPhone using Video Crop
If, for any reason, you have a bias against the Apple application, you can crop videos on the iPhone using any third-party app. Among these, the most downloaded and well-known video crop – Crop and Resize Video, is available on the App Store.
Once you download it through the App Store, you can use it to crop videos by completing the following steps:
Phase 1: Open the video crop and tap Okay When asked if you want the app to access your photos. Tap on the video you want to crop.
Phase 2: Tap the white checkmark in the upper-right corner of the screen. Tap and hold one of the four corners of the selected photo before you drag it how you want it to crop. If desired, do the same with the other corners.
step 3: After finishing the video, tap download Icons in the upper-right corner of the screen. Tap Save To save cropped videos for your photos. Tap more For example, if you want to share cropped videos via social media.
Its as simple as that. And aside from manual cropping, video cropping is useful if you want to crop your iPhone videos exclusively in proportion, such as the ratio used on Instagram. The app also lets you do many other editing tasks, while some talented people have also used it to edit movie-quality short films.
Croping is not the same as trimming … or rotating
And just to clarify, harvest is not the same as “trimming”. When you trim a video on an iPhone, you shorten its length by cutting the entire frame (usually the beginning or the end). Conversely, cropping involves selecting a region within the frame of your video and removing everything outside it. And if you were not sure, cropping is not the same as rotating either – we have a separate guide for rotating an iPhone video, including rotating the video at different angles.