How to Crop MP4 Easily

How to Crop MP4 Easily

Last updated on December 18, 2018 by

MP4, a very popular video container format, can not only store video and audio, but also store subtitles and still images. Because of its good quality and wide compatibility, most digital devices and streaming media websites support this format. If you just have a MP4 format video with black edge and want to upload it onto a website or your device, you probably need to crop MP4. Then what are the programs that would enable you to do it easily?

  1. Online application
  2. Professional desktop tool
  3. ApowerEdit
  4. Special cropper

Recommended MP4 Video Croppers you may try

Video Grabber

Video Grabber which is a completely free service is designed especially for you to grab videos on these websites: YouTube, Vimeo, Bilibili, Dailymotion and so on. All you need to do are just enter the URL and choose the format to download directly. Even better, it has the ability to convert videos to dozens of video and audio formats including MP4, AVI, WMV, 3GP, FLV, MP3, M4R, M4A, OGG, AAC, and so on. While converting video, you are also allowed to trim video, add watermark, select effects, adjust volume, flip video, and speed up/slow down video.

To crop MP4 video via it, you just need to finish the below steps.

  1. Open your browser and then visit Video Grabber.
  2. Hit “Convert Video” tab and “Select files to Convert” button. Choose the file for cropping when a browsing dialogue pops up.

    Use Video Grabber to crop MP4

  3. Click “Edit” button, then input the values of location and size into the blanks from Crop bar. Choose the output video format and hit “Convert” button.

Video Converter Studio

Video Converter Studio is the most powerful MP4 video cropper. It is a suite of video converter, video downloader, screen recorder and MV maker. It supports converting numerous types of video formats to a wide range of video or audio formats. Besides this, it provides you extensive video editing functions. For example, you are allowed to add background music, trim or crop video, add subtitle and so on. You can customize the parameters for output videos such as frame rate, bitrate, channels, resolution and sample rate.

Quick guide of using it to crop .mp4 file:

  • Download, install and then run it on your computer.


  • Click “Add files” button to load the file for cropping. Hit “Edit” button and “Adjust” tab, then click “Crop”. Drag the rangebar or type the values of location and size manually to position cropping area. 4 kinds of aspect ratio are available to choose: original resolution, 16:9, 4:3, 2.35:1. Tap “OK” button when you are done.

    Video Converter Studio

  • Go back to its main interface, choose the output format and tap “Convert” button at last.


ApowerEdit is a professional editing program for media files like image, audio and video. There’re various editing options available, such as trimming, cropping, adding text, transition, layout, filter, etc. Also, the text comes with many pretty styles that enable users to customize fonts, color, size and motion. In addition, you can also adjust resolution, bitrate, frame rate, channel for the media project. Benefiting from the intuitive interface, users can grasp the operation with several glances.

How to crop a MP4 video with it:

  1. Click the button below to download and install ApowerEdit on your PC.


  2. Launch the program and then add the MP4 video.
  3. Right click the media file and then choose “Add to Project”.
  4. Click Crop icon and then enable “Keep aspect ratio” option.
  5. Adjust the frame to crop MP4 video clip.



VidCrop can work with files in MPG, MPEG, MOV, AVI, WMV and others, but only output video in AVI or WMV. Before trimming or cropping your video with this software, you are allowed to zoom in it. It provides you rangebar for controlling the frames that you want to remove or keep. While you use it to crop MP4 or other files, you can preview the final effect at the same time.

The process is not very difficult to master:

  1. Search for it via Google and proceed to download it.
  2. Click the “Browse” button from input file bar. Set the width and height according to your need. Choose the output directory and format. Hit “Start” button.


The Bottom Line

Well, you can choose one of the four MP4 video croppers from the above. Video Grabber is free and very easy to use, but the only disadvantage is that there is no any window for preview before converting. Video Converter Studio comes with preview function and provides you many practical choices of aspect ratio. However, both iDealshare VideoGo and VidCrop don’t feature the options like 16:9 or 4:3. In conclusion, when it comes to cropping videos, the best choice should be Video Converter Studio.


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