How to Crop Video Frame Size to Fit Your Social Media Channels

2021-05-27 11:26:50

How to Crop Video Frame Size to Fit Your Social Media Channels

Imagine going through a stressful process of making a stunning video, and every social media restriction screams “crop video, crop video”.

Ugh! The frustration!

Daily the world evolves, and every social media platform is not left out.

As humans, we seek comfort the easy way.  We seek fun. The easy fun. Not the kayaking fun.

Now that’s stressful paddling.

The introduction of reels on Instagram, TikTok and several diverse videos sharing app has led to millions of videos being made.

It is estimated as of 2021 that there are over 3.7 billion social media users, with the two popular video making and sharing platform YouTube and TikTok, having 2.3 billion users/ 689 million users, respectively.

Whether it’s a reels video, a vlog or a TikTok video, every social media channel has a required video length hence why you need to know how to crop video to suit your social media page.

This article has all the information on ways to crop video frames for the different social media channels.

Part1. Social media's video dimensions

The table below depicts the recommended video rules for each social media platforms, also a guide on how to crop video to fit these platforms.

However, keep in mind video aspect ratio vary for every smartphone. The social media video ratio has two aspects; Landscape and portrait. 

A landscape video ratio has a horizontal orientation, while the portrait video ratio is vertical.

YouTube dimension also varies depending on the size of the video. The larger the size of the video, the bigger the dimensions.

Instagram Video Dimesions

Social media Supported video ratio Recommended dimensions Video length limit
In-feed video 1.91 : 1  / 4:5 1080/608 pixels 3sec-1 min
IGTV 9:16 1080/1920 pixels 15sec-10min
Stories 9:16 1080/1920 pixels 15 sec

TikTok Video Dimensions

Social media Supported video ratio Recommended dimensions Video length limit
TikTok 9:16 1080/1920 pixels 60 sec

Youtube Video Dimensions

Social media Supported video ratio Recommended dimensions Video length limit
YouTube 16:9 3840/2160 pixels 15 hrs

Snapchat Video Dimensions

Social media Supported video ratio Recommended dimensions Video length limit
Snapchat 9:16 1080/1920 pixels 10 sec

Pinterest Video Dimensions

Social media Supported video ratio Recommended dimensions Video length limit
Pinterest 1:1 / 9:16 1080/1920 pixels 15 min

Facebook Video Dimensions

Social media Supported video ratio Recommended dimensions Video length limit
In-feed video 16:9 / 9:16 1080/10080 pixels 240 min
360 video 1:1 / 2:1 120 pixels 241 min
cover video 16:9 820/462 pixels 20-90 sec

Part2. Steps to crop the video on your phone

Going through a stressful process of creating a video, removing the bloopers, making it authentic, then realizing you have to crop video before posting it due to certain video restrictions might as well make you scream.

Either the length surpasses the required video length, or the video aspect ratio doesn’t tally.

The increasing upgrades to these social media channels means, upgrade on posting via these channels, which not everyone is conversant with.

However, relax, create your stunning video, and our article has got you covered with tips to crop video frames to fit the different social media channels.

To crop video on your phone, we recommend FilmoraGo iOS version.

FilmoraGo is a free video editor with powerful editing tools, movie-like effects, and tons more excitement and creativity.

FilmoraGo supports both manual, fixed ratio, and

 every crop video ratio. 

Let’s crop!

Step 1: Download FilmoraGo from the App store.

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Step 2: Access your video by tapping “new project” 

Step 3: Allow FilmoraGo access to your Photos library to import video 

Step 4: Select the video you want to crop and import it to the timeline.

Step 5: Scroll backwards through the editing options below and select “canvas”.

Step 6: Tap on “Format” to select the video frame size of each social media platform.

 Step 7: Select the video frame size that suits your social media channel from the icon.

For manual cropping, use the little arrow above the play head to increase or decrease the crop video ratio.

Step 8: Export and share your cropped video

Final Word

To crop video frames to fit social media pages are as important as creating/editing the video.

With the introduction of TikTok, reels and other video formats, videos are the most viewed and liked content on every social media channel hence why your video needs to be top of the media class.

Cropping a video without guidelines can lead to a shaky edited video, which is why our guideline to crop video is simple to implement.

Be amongst the 80 million users who have downloaded FilmoraGo for free. FilmoraGo supports not only iOS devices but Android as well.

Download FilmoraGo and start cropping those video frames! 

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