Top 5 Free Video Cropping Tools

By May 10,2017 11:37 am

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.

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Part 1 Top 5 Free Video Cropping Tools


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


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.

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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.

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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

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.

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Bonus tips:

The above mentioned tools 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 (originally Wondershare Video Editor). It's a more professional video editor but still simple to use. Click HERE to find out more information or download to try it out yourself!

Part 2 How to Crop/Trim/Split/Rotate/Merge Video File(Video Tutorial)

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