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How To Crop Video Davinci Resolve 2023 (NEW Method)

To crop a video in DaVinci Resolve 18, you can use the crop tool or the transform tools. This article will show you how you can use either methods.

January 26, 2023
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How Do I Crop A Video In Davinci 18?

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, or changing the aspect ratio of the video. Cropping a video can be done using video editing software like DaVinci Resolve. 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.

Cropping A Video To Remove Unwanted Areas In Davinci Resolve

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:

Using The Transform Tools In Davinci Resolve

  • Go to the Edit page and select the video clip that you want to crop in the timeline.
  • In the viewer, click on the transform tool (it looks like a square with arrows pointing outward).
  • Click and drag on the corners of the video to define the area that you want to keep. The area outside the crop boundaries will be removed.
  • To fine-tune the crop, you can use the sliders in the Inspector panel on the right side of the screen.

Using The Crop Tool In Davinci Resolve

  • Go to the Edit page and select the video clip that you want to crop in the timeline.
  • In the viewer, click on the crop tool (it looks like a pair of scissors).
  • Click and drag on the corners of the video to define the area that you want to keep. The area outside the crop boundaries will be removed.
  • To fine-tune the crop, you can use the sliders in the Inspector panel on the right side of the screen.

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.

Adjusting The Aspect Ratio Of A Video In Davinci Resolve

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.

Adjusting The Position Of A Video Within The Frame In Davinci Resolve

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:

  1. Go to the Edit page and select the video clip that you want to reposition in the timeline.
  2. In the viewer, click on the transform tool (it looks like a square with arrows pointing outward).
  3. Click and drag the video to the desired position within the frame.
  4. To fine-tune the position, you can use the sliders in the Inspector panel on the right side of the screen. The Position X and Position Y sliders control the horizontal and vertical position of the video within the frame, respectively.

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.