Video Crop Editor 2020: The Best Free Video Crop Editors and Apps for PC/Mac/iPhone/Android

By Cecilia Hwung - Last Updated: Jan. 2, 2020

Video cropping can be easily realized if you have the best crop video editor software or app at hand. For video recording lovers, an easy-to-use top free video crop editor is also a must-have tool for processing raw videos. The cropped video, such as personal vlogs, can be better fit for uploading or sharing to YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, other social media sites.

A stellar video cropper editor should accept any formatted / encoded videos as input, crop / cut / trim / edit video in a few clicks, crop video with original output, process video at ultrafast speed, be easy to operate even for novice users, and have many other useful video functions for editing, adjusting, compressing, resizing.

This post provides a roundup of best free video cropping software or apps for Windows (10) PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad users, as well as top free online video croppers that allow you to crop video, remove unwanted areas, and cut, trim, rotate, merge videos together, edit video with no hassle.

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Cropping a Video as Easy as Cropping a Photo Using:

Best 10 (Free) Video Crop Editors for Windows (10) PC and Mac

No.1: VideoProc

Just as the introduction above, VideoProc is an all-in-one video processing tool. It allows you to crop video, cut/trim/merge video, edit video, convert video and audio format, compress and resize video, convert DVD to MP4 or other digital formats, free download videos movies music from YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Vevo and 1000+ sites in MP4/MP3, record computer/iOS devices screen (with audio), record video from webcam, record screen and webcam at the same time, and more. The unique support of Nvidia NVENC/CUDA, Intel QSV, and AMD hardware acceleration techs make VideoProc rank in the first place in video processing speed. The trial version is totally free and you can use all the functions.

Check the detailed guide below of how to use the most easy-to-operate video cropper editor software - VideoProc – to crop various videos without quality loss, cut or trim videos, and adjust the video to desired effect.

Honorable mentions: users with advanced knowledge of NLEs can also use VSDC for free to crop a video on Windows 10.

Best Free Video Crop Editor - VideoProc

How to Crop a Video on Windows 10 PC and Mac with VideoProc

Free download and install VideoProc on Windows 10/8/7 or free download its Mac version on Mac (Catalina).

Step 1. Load Original Video

Run VideoProc and click "Video" button and you get into the video conversion window.

Click "+Video" icon to select and add source video files into VideoProc. You can add several videos for batch processing at one time. VideoProc accepts MP4/AVI/WMV/MPEG/FLV and whatever video file as input.

Add a Video to Crop

After loading the original video file, choose a preferred output format from the "Target Format" column if you need to convert the video.

Select Output Format

Step 2. Crop and Edit Video

Then click "Crop" icon to open the video cropping window. Tick "Enable Crop" and you can see the original video on the left has a dashed box now.

Freely drag the dotted frame to crop the video from left, right, top and bottom, to remove unnecessary borders to get the highlighted area. You can see the output effect from the right preview window.

Optionally you can also set specific values in the "Position" area to get a video aspect ratio to fit for your device screen.

Crop Video

Step 3. Start Cropping Video and Save Video

Click "Done". You can click "Browse" button on the right to choose a destination folder to save the cropped video.

Hit "RUN" button to start zooming and cropping video at ultrafast speed with this best free video cropper editor.


How to cut video with VideoProc: In step two, click "Cut" icon. Then drag the two green knobs to cut any needed part. You can cut one or several video clips. The cut video clips will be merged into one.

How to trim video with VideoProc: In step two, click "Toolbox" and double click "Trim" option. Then drag the two green knobs or set specific "Start Time" and "End Time" to keep the desired part of the video.

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How to cut video

No 2: VLC

VLC is a well-known free, open-source and cross-platform media player for Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Linux, and Unix. It also can play video music file; convert DVD; edit, adjust and crop video free, etc. Its operation is a little complicated and the output formats are limited.

How to Crop a Video with VLC

Step 1. Open VLC and click "Tools -> Effect and Filters".

Step 2. Tap "Video Effects -> Crop". Then input the cropping values from top, bottom, left, and right.

Step 3. Click "Media -> Convert/Save". Then click "Add" to import video from computer, and click "Convert/Save".

Step 4. Click tool-like icon next to output profile. Tap "Video Codec -> Filters". Tick "Video cropping filter" and "Save".

Step 5. Click "Browse" to select a destination file to save the cropped video. Finally hit "Start" to crop video.

Using this best free video cropping software VLC to crop video is complicated and not that much user-friendly, e.g. you cannot freely crop any part of the video and you can't preview the output before cropping. Besides cropping, VLC has some other hidden video editing features. See VLC video editing tutorial for beginners >

No 3: Apple iMovie

Apple iMovie can create movie and edit video. You can use this free video cropper software to crop video free on Mac and iOS. It can edit photos, video clips and add titles, themes, music, and effects, including basic color correction and video enhancement tools and transitions such as fades and slides. Learn how to crop/zoom video in iMovie Mac.

How to Crop Video with iMovie

Step 1. Open iMovie. Select and add the video you'd like to crop to the timeline.

Step 2. Click the Crop button located on the above of Preview window, and choose "Crop to Fill".

Step 3. Adjust the video frame to crop desired part, and then click "Apply". The output video is restricted to 16:9 aspect ratio/resolution. You don't have other options.

How to Crop Video in iMovie

No 4. Photos - Windows 10 built-in free video editor
No 5. Apple Final Cut Pro X
No 6. Adobe Premiere Pro CC
No 7. CyberLink PowerDirector
No 8. Vegas Pro
No 9. Adobe After Effects
No 10. Davinci Resolve

The other best 7 video editors listed above can also help you crop video with good result and they have many more advanced video editing functions, but you will find that they are more complex to operate and may be suitable for experienced users.

By browsing the top 10 (free) video cropper editor software for Windows (10) PC and Mac, it seems that the easiest tool to crop video free on PC and Mac is VideoProc. Even novice users can flawlessly crop and zoom video, cut/trim/merge/edit, and convert compress video with VideoProc.

Best Free Video Crop Apps for iPhone

Most video editing apps on iPhone allow you to crop and trim clips. If you have installed one of the following: Inshot, iMovie, Video Crop, you can go cropping easily, or follow this guide to Crop a Video on iPhone with or without iMovie >>

Best Free Video Crop Apps for Android

Android users have more choices among video editing apps: Crop & Trim Video, Inshot, Adobe Premiere Clip, VivaVideo, Quik Video Editor, KineMaster, Funimate Video Editor and Effects, PowerDirector, YouCut, Crop Your Video. You can pick one that gets along with you, and follow the general guide to Crop a Video on Android >>

Top 5 Free Online Video Croppers to Crop Video Online Free

Limits of Free Online Video Croppers:
The supported input formats are limited, have limit on max file size, cannot crop or process video in batch, may get reduced or poor output quality, have to rely on internet connection, may need sign up or contain ads, etc.

Bottom Line

VideoProc, an all-in-one video processing tool, enables you to crop videos free, cut/trim/merge/rotate videos and further edit videos with ease. It can also convert almost any video/audio/DVD, support up to 8K resolution video processing; convert (protected) DVD to MP4, H.264, MKV, AVI, MPEG, WMV, MOV and more; free download 8K/4K/1080p/720p HD movies videos and MP3 songs from YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Vevo and 1000+ sites; record computer or iPhone iPad screen, record webcam video or record screen and webcam at the same time.

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Cecilia Hwung is the marketing manager of Digiarty Software and the editor-in-chief of VideoProc team. She pursues common progress with her team and expects to share more creative content and useful information to readers. She has strong interest in copywriting and rich experience in video editing tips.

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