To crop a video in DaVinci Resolve 18, you can use the crop, transform or mask tool to remove unwanted parts of a video. Cropping can also be done to adjusted the resolution of a video, which can be done in just a few steps on DaVinci Resolve.
Cropping a video involves trimming or removing unwanted areas from the edges of the frame. This can be useful for a variety of reasons, such as removing distracting elements from the edges of the frame, adjusting the composition of the shot, adjusting the resolution for social media, or changing the aspect ratio of the video.
In DaVinci Resolve, you can use the crop tool or the transform tools to define the area of the video that you want to keep. The area outside the crop boundaries will be removed. Keep reading to read our step-by-step cropping guide to learn how to do this in greater detail.
To crop a video in DaVinci Resolve 18, you can use the crop tool or the transform tools. Here is how you can use each method:
Note: Both methods will result in the same outcome, but the crop tool may be faster to use as it only allows you to adjust the crop boundaries, whereas the transform tool has additional options for adjusting the position, scale, and rotation of the video.
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Using the crop & transform tools in DaVinci, you can adjust the aspect ratio of your video layer however you like.
With either the transform or crop tool: use the sliders in the Inspector panel on the right side of the screen to change the width and height of the video.
Once you've cropped your video, you may want too adjust the position to follow the rule of thirds or place your subject in the entre. Here's how:
Note: If you want to adjust the position of the video while maintaining the same aspect ratio, you can hold down the Shift key while dragging the video. This will lock the aspect ratio and prevent the video from being distorted.
In this guide, we have shown you how to crop videos in DaVinci Resolve step by step, from selecting your layer to cutting out the parts you don't need. With its advanced editing tools and intuitive interface, DaVinci Resolve is the perfect choice for anyone looking to crop their videos like a pro.