Crop a video online

Quickly crop videos to the right size using the free video cropper in Clipchamp.

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Simple cropping features

Crop any video, image or graphic

Crop unwanted sections out of your audio, video, or photos without downloading external apps or software. Quickly eliminate excess footage to create professional videos in no time.

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Remove unwanted borders

Easily crop out black borders and awkward frames on videos, photos, stickers, and GIFs so you can showcase what matters. Engage your viewers for longer sharing quality and polished videos.

Create new aspect ratios

Have fun creating new aspect ratios to suit YouTube Shorts, Instagram Reels, and TikTok requirements using the freehand crop tool. Freely move your cursor around the video preview without limitations to find the perfect aspect ratio.

How to crop a video online in Clipchamp

  • 1

    Upload a video or select a stock asset

  • 2

    Drag and drop onto the editing timeline

  • 3

    Click on the crop button

  • 4

    Drag the cropping handles in and out

  • 5

    Export video in 1080p HD video resolution

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Remove distractions and excess visuals

  • Crop unnecessary background footage from the top, bottom, and sides of your video or asset using the video trimmer for a clean look. 

  • Use the online video cropper to cut silences, long intro pauses, and speech fillers that distract viewers in slideshow videos.

  • Cut out extra visuals on image and GIF overlays to keep the main focus on what matters in PowerPoint presentations.

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Enhance videos, images, and GIFs

  • Use the video cropper to edit existing long footage into video trailers and intro videos.

  • Eliminate messy black borders and unwanted frames around images or vertical videos to clean up your slideshow videos.

  • Crop long form YouTube videos into bite-sized video content for repurposing on TikTok.

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Create impactful videos

  • Create unique picture-in-picture overlays for highlight videos by cropping video footage.

  • Enrich your storytelling by using the video cropper to cut away unimportant footage and long pauses.

  • Showcase what's important in tutorial videos by cropping out distracting backgrounds and movement.

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Need more help using our online video cropper?

Explore how to crop a video for free in our step-by-step guide.

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Frequently asked questions

Ready, steady, crop!