After selecting a video asset for your video, you may find that you need to crop it in some way.
Here are some use cases where cropping can be very useful:

  • You want to focus on a certain section of the video.
  • You want to cut out extraneous or unimportant elements that draw attention away from the video's main topic of interest.

Cropping a Video Asset


Access the relevant video in editing mode.


From the scene line-up, select the relevant scene.

3. Hover over the media placeholder (with the video asset) to see the blue borders and then click inside the placeholder.


4. In the right panel, click the Edit media (pencil) icon.


  The Edit Media module opens. Note that the aspect ratio of the cropping window matches the aspect ratio of the media placeholder in the scene.


5. Move the cropping window so that it frames only what you want to leave in the video. You can also resize (scale) the image by dragging the corner handles.
▶ In the example below:
a) The video is being cropped to remove much of the background.
b) The cropping window is positioned so that the man's face is in the center of the frame.


6. Preview the cropped version of the video asset.
▶ While previewing, you can also adjust the cropping area.


7. If you are happy with the result, click Apply in the bottom right corner.
▶ You can always click the Reset button reset_button.jpg below the cropping area to discard the edits you made and start again. These edits include cropping, trimming, and flipping.


   The media placeholder is updated with the cropped video.




If you access the video asset after cropping by clicking Edit media, you'll see the section you cropped within the original video. This will enable you to crop a different section whenever you need to.




If you change the scene layout after cropping the video, you may need to re-crop the video so that it is displayed optimally in the media placeholder.



After cropping the video, you may also want to trim the video, or flip it horizontally or vertically. All these editing actions are not dependent on each other and can be performed in any order.

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