Wondershare Filmora
Wondershare Filmora helps you easily crop, trim, cut, split and eidt videos in a few clicks.
  • Auto crop or Pan and Zoom videos to fit project ratio.
  • Background blur effect for decorating black bars in portrait videos/photos.
  • Personalize the crop area as you want.

Top 5 Free Video Cropping Tools

There will undoubtedly be times when you need to crop your video to get rid of the unnecessary information or remove the black bars from sides. Here I present some freeware editors that will allow you to easily crop videos. Read on and pick the one you like. All free video cropping tools in this article are for PC, if you need some video croppers for iPhone, please click here.

Recommended Best Video Editor for Cropping Video: Wondershare Filmora

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Top 5 Free Video Cropping Tools

1. Cellsea

Cellsea is an online video editing tool that can be used for different purposes. You can either upload the video files from computer, or from several video hosting sites such as MetaCafe, YouTube, Dailymotion etc. After uploading the files, you can customize them with a variety of resolutions or crop out the unnecessary section and only include the part that you want by simply dragging the bar at the bottom of the videos.

free video rotator

2. Avidemux

Avidemux is an open-source video editor to convert videos to other different formats and add filters to the resulting video. Among the available filters is the Crop tool which can be used to remove left, right, top or bottom space. This can be used to easily crop videos or remove black borders from videos.

free video cropper

3. VirtualDub

VirtualDub is a free, light-weight video editing utility with many useful features through which you can make different kinds of changes in the video but keeping the video quality. It also includes the cropping function. Refer to this guide to see how to use it for video cropping.

free video cropper

4. iMovie

Instead, if you're a Mac user, iMovie can be the best choice. It comes bundled with every Mac so there is no need to download or purchase any additional software. Each click turns the image 90 degrees. Here is a detailed guide about how to use iMovie to rotate videos.

free video flipper

5. Freemake Video Converter

If you’re a windows user, Windows Live Movie Maker can be the easiest tool to help you rotate or flip videos. This feature-rich yet easy-to-use video editing tool is able to rotate the video by 90, 180 or 270 degree, as well as flipping (mirroring) vertically or horizontally.

free video cropper

The free cropping tool may not cover all your needs when you want to do more video editing tasks. For a more vivid and presentable video, you can try some more powerful video applications like the Wondershare Filmora. Cropping video in Filmora is very easy. Right click the clip in the timeline and then select the "Crop and Zoom" option. In the popup window, select the Crop button. Besides cropping, you can also trim, split and cut the video. Watch the video below to check more editing features of Filmora.

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Filmora puts a huge watermark on and is definitely not free. Totally misleading. Would've been better as a free trial
Well this was pretty useless. First of all, do NOT include software that is NOT FREE in a list of software titled "Top 5 Free ...." Using misleading phrases like "FREE DOWNLOAD" is bait and switch. Of COURSE it's a free download, nobody charges for the data transmission of their program regardless of whether it's free or not. I got to your fifth choice titled "Freemake Video Converter" and was looking forward to reading good information on this program since I saw references to it elsewhere. Much to my dismay, and in keeping with the lack of truth or substance in this post, the description that followed was for a completely different program, Windows Live Movie Maker. All of that fluff was just a preamble to a commercial for your own product anyway, so why even waste our time with garbage posts like this one? 0/10 - Would not recommend posts from this blogger.
Filmora is useless unless you buy it
avidemux won't flip videos ....so it was useless.
Currently, you can crop it with 16:9, 4:3 or crop it manually. I think the dimension is depending on your original video footage. Correct me if I am wrong.
Would be nice if one could specify the dimensions In Filmora. Yes, it has the custom option, but then you have to crop it manually without any size guide. Which means you really only get a perfect crop with 16:9.
Agree, VirtualDub is a DUD
VirtualDub sucks. Its ability to read file formats is so weak as to make it unusable.
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