I want to crop (as in, take a subset of each frame, like when you crop a photo) a video in Windows Live Movie maker. Is there a way to do this, and failing that is there another free tool i can use to do that?
I've used Windows Live Movie Maker for a while, and am 99.99% sure that it doesn't provide the ability to crop frames in a movie.
VirtualDub (here) I've heard is a decent free video editor that can be used to crop videos (e.g. to remove those black bars and to rotate frames).
To crop a video in VirtualDub, open the video and then from the menu, select Video > Filters... > Add... > "null transform" > OK. Now select the "null transform" in the filter list and click "Cropping...". From this dialog you can drag the borders inwards to crop the video.
I'd use Avidemux. Free, and portable version avaliable for Windows. Download page , Crop howto . (Even supports multi-threading which was the original reason why I started to use it. Awesome software. :))
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