YouTube Cropper: How to Crop YouTube Videos

When I upload to YouTube, it treats the video as a 4:3 video, and adds black bars on the sides. Any way to remove them?

Also meet with the same trouble? In this tutorial, you’ll learn an easy way to quickly crop out the black bars of YouTube videos using Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor). It’s an ideal video tool that gives you the power to crop 4:3 or 16:9 without stretching the image. With it, you can also adjust the frame size manually and select only the desired part of your video. Below comes the step-by-step guide.

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Note: This YouTube cropper is also available on Mac OS X: Wondershare Filmroa for Mac(Originally Wondershare Video Editor for Mac). They share the same feature, and below guide take Windows screen shots. Check more ways to crop videos online here.

1Load YouTube files

Launch this video tool, and select "16:9" (Widescreen) or "4:3" (standard) to come to the main interface. To add YouTube files into this program, simply click "Import" to browse the file folder on your hard drive and then click "Ok" to load all of them. This YouTube cropper provides a "User's Album" for you to manage imported files, and keep the original files intact. When you import all of them, drag and drop one file into the Video Timeline and get ready for step 2.

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2Crop YouTube files

Highlight the video in the Timeline, right click it and select "Crop" to access the Crop window. This window is a two-window dialog, letting you compare the real-time effect with ease. In the bottom submenu, you have 3 options to constrain the video. Select 16:9 or 4:3, so that you can get your wanted frame size while still keeping the right aspect ratio. Alternatively, choose Manually, you can drag the marquee to get any frame size video. If any mistakes occur, simply click the "Reset" button to retrieve from scratch.

Tips: You should select a corresponding aspect radio like you previously choose when entering into the program window. Otherwise, black bar will be created.

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3Save the cropped YouTube video

When the output effect satisfies you, click "Create" to export your creation. From the output window that appears, click the "YouTube" tab to upload it directly online now. You only need to fill your account information, and add title, description, keywords, etc. to get the optimized format for YouTube website. If necessary, you can also tick off "Facebook", "Twitter" checkbox to send a notice message to your friends or family.

Alternatively, pick up a device preset like iPad, Kindel Fire, PSP to enjoy with full-screen on the go. Or save it in WMV, MOV, AVI, MP4, etc. to play it conveniently on your computer.

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Bonus Tips: If you also want to download YouTube videos, Wondershare free youtube downloader is an ideal choice. As a YouTube ripper, it supports batch download any YouTube video from YouTube playlist, YouTube channel, category, and even User's Page. More favorably, it allows selecting from different resolution options, and embeds a YouTube manager to playback all YouTube downloads.

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