We explain how to crop a video on an iPhone

We explain how to crop a video on an iPhone

We have all used our iPhone to record videos, whether at a wedding, the park or at home. It is something that is part of our day: to get the phone every time something ‘worthy of social networks’ happens. However, as entertaining or interesting as the content of the videos on your iPhone, the size and framing may not always be to your liking. To help you with this, we tell you how to trim a video on an iPhone.

By "clipping" we mean the elimination of unwanted external areas of the sequence. By trimming iPhone videos, you can get rid of any sequence that spoils them or that you don't want to be seen on social networks.

How to trim a video on an iPhone

Unfortunately, you can't use the Cmara app on the iPhone to ‘pre-clip’ the videos while you're filming them. However, once they have been filmed, you can crop them using the Photos application, provided you are running iOS 13 or later. This is what you should do:

Step 1: opens Photos and select the video you want to trim.

Step 2: After opening the desired video, touch Edit in the upper right corner of the screen.

Step 3: touch the icon Crop-rotate at the bottom of the screen Edit. Once you are in mode Trim, press and hold one of the corners of the video. Then drag the edge inward to the desired point. Repeat the process with any other corner until you have finished trimming.

Step 4: touches Ready in the lower right corner. This step saves the clipping, but if you made a mistake or want to restore the original video, you can touch Edit again and then touch Undo in the lower right corner of the Edit screen.

Trim iPhone videos with iMovie

If you are not using iOS 13 or later, an alternative to Photos is iMovie. Usually, you will find the pre-downloaded app on your iPhone. If not, you can download it through the App Store.

Once downloaded, you can trim the videos:

Step 1: opens iMovie and create a new project.

Step 2: Choose Film and then the video you want to trim. Then click on Create movie at the bottom of the screen.

Step 3: Select the video as it appears on the timeline in the lower half of the screen. Then, select the small icon of Zoom (which appears as a magnifying glass) in the upper right corner of the screen.

Step 4: Slide the video in or out to zoom in and out (this effectively cuts it out). Touch Done in the upper left corner of the screen once you're done.

Step 5: Click on the icon Action (Share) at the bottom of the screen (looks like a square with an arrow pointing vertically outward). Finally, select Save Video, which saves the newly cropped video in Reel.

In addition, it is worth noting that, compared to Photos, iMovie has the advantage of preserving the original aspect ratio of your video.