Video Editor for simple cropping but works with many formats

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  1. RandomHavoc macrumors member

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    Hey everyone,

    I've got a lot of video files of different formats, and the only real thing I want to be able to do is cut parts out. Is there video editor anyone can recommend for me? Thanks
     
  2. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    iMovie is pretty simple to use. Pretty capable for $15. Check its list of compatible files, and of course there are a number of plug ins that can expand. It doesn't cover everything, however. Some formats will just need to be converted.

    There is a video forum here;

    http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=80
     
  3. nerfologist macrumors member

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    I use MPEG Streamclip to cut parts of my GoPro camera vids without re-encoding. It works much faster than iMovie in my experience for that simple task.

    http://www.squared5.com
     
  4. Johnchapin, Oct 6, 2013
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    Johnchapin macrumors member

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    Freestyle Crop

    Anyone know a video editor that can crop the way you want to, the way you crop a photo? :confused: Come on, it can't be that difficult. I watch videos all the time where the format changes.
     
  5. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    Even if the movie cropping sounds simple, it will require the re-encode of the full movie. Esp with current packed movie formats.
    Also, AFAIK, you just can't change the frame size mid-stream. A movie has a fixed frame size throughout, declared in it's header.
     

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