How Do I Crop a Video Without Lowering Quality?

Are you tired of cropping your videos and ending up with a lower quality output? You’re not alone.

Many people struggle with this issue. But fret not! In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to crop a video without lowering its quality.

First things first, let’s talk about the tools you’ll need. You’ll need a video editing software that supports lossless editing.

Lossless editing is an editing technique that doesn’t degrade the quality of the video during the editing process. There are many video editing software available that support lossless editing, such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, and DaVinci Resolve.

Once you have your video editing software set up, follow these steps:

Step 1: Import Your Video

The first step is to import your video into your chosen video editor. To do this, open up your software and click on “import” or “file” and select your video file from its location on your computer.

Step 2: Create a New Sequence

After importing your video file, create a new sequence by clicking on “new sequence” or “create new project.” This will allow you to start fresh and ensure that your cropped video will have the same properties as the original.

Step 3: Set Up Your Crop

Next, select the clip in your sequence that you want to crop. Then go to the effects panel and search for “crop.” Drag and drop the crop effect onto the clip in your timeline.

Once you’ve applied the crop effect to your clip, adjust the crop settings until you achieve the desired result. Remember to maintain aspect ratio if necessary by holding down shift while adjusting one side of the crop box.

Step 4: Export Your Cropped Video

After cropping your video, it’s time to export it. Go to “file” and then “export” or “render” to export your cropped video. When exporting, make sure that you select a lossless format such as ProRes or DNxHD to ensure that your video quality remains intact.


Cropping a video without lowering its quality is achievable with the right tools and techniques. By following these simple steps, you can crop your videos without sacrificing any quality. Remember to always use lossless editing techniques and export in lossless formats to maintain the original quality of your videos.