As stated previously, Lightworks is a powerful video editing program that can not only do some basic video editing like cutting, merging, flipping and rotating, etc. but also supports other advanced video editing features.
Without further ado, let’s dive into how to crop a video on Lightworks step by step.
Step 1. Launch Lightworks. Then you will be asked to “Create a new project” and name the project.
Step 2. Now you will be in the “LOG” section or the “EDIT” section. Find the “Import clips...” button to import the video you want to crop. You can also directly drag and drop the video into the program. Then drag the file to the timeline.
Step 3. Move to the top menu bar of Lightworks and select “VFX”.
Step 4. Find the “3D DVE” (Dynamic Video Effect) tool on the left side and double-click it. Then you can find the video cropping tool on the right side. Now you can drag the slider to crop the “Left”/ “Right”/ “Top”/ “Bottom” side(s) of the video.
Step 5. You can now hit the playback icon to preview the video after cropping.
Step 6. Right-click on the video and press “Export”. You can choose to export the video to H.264 MP4 format or upload it to Vimeo or YouTube.
That’s all about how to crop video in Lightworks. As you can see, the video cropping process in Lightworks is not difficult. But some users also reported that there exist some importing issues. You can refer to this post: Lightworks Supported Formats & Way to Import Unsupported Video to check if your video file type is supported by Lightworks, otherwise, convert it. Moreover, some users also complain that it crashes sometimes.
So, this post also provides a free video cropper as an alternative to Lightworks crop video. It is free, efficient, easy to use, and has no limit on the file format. Just continue reading the following part for more details.
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Step 1. Launch Free HD Video Converter Factory after the installation and enter its “Converter” module.
Step 2. Click the “+ Add Files” button to import the videos you want to crop. Or you can drag the source files and drop them into the workspace. On the video editing toolbar, click the square-shaped “Crop” icon to open the video cropping window.
Step 3. Now, you can drag the dotted box to crop the unwanted parts. If you don’t want to change the aspect ratio or want to set a common aspect ratio for your video, you can choose “Fixed Aspect Ratio” and select a fixed ratio from the drop-down list. Then drag the dotted box to select the region you want to save. (The “Fine Tuning” feature can help you make the cropping area more accurate.) Finally, press “OK” to save the change and go back.
(Optional) Step 4. If you need to change the video format, just click the format image on the right of the interface to open the output format library. Then you can choose a format or preset under the “Video” or “Select Device” tab.
Step 5. When everything is OK, click the inverted triangle button at the bottom of the interface to specify an output folder. Finally, press “Run” to export the cropped video.
Well. Now you have known how to crop a video in Lightworks and an alternative way to crop a video without errors. Just import your video and crop them now! Hope you will get your desired videos.
Thanks for your reading. Have a nice day!
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