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.
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.
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.