Video Editor for simple cropping but works with many formats

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RandomHavoc, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. RandomHavoc macrumors member

    May 26, 2010
    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

    Feb 10, 2008
    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;
  3. nerfologist macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2013
    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.
  4. Johnchapin, Oct 6, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2013

    Johnchapin macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2008
    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 68040

    Jan 13, 2011
    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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