“Freehand” refers to when you can simply use your cursor to change the asset in the preview instead of relying on presets.

With the freehand crop tool, crop certain areas of videos, images, stickers, GIFs, and even change the aspect ratio of an asset by adjusting the corners inside the preview area. This new editing function helps you keep the focal points of your video in frame with ease.

How to use freehand crop in Clipchamp

Step 1. Create a video or open an existing video in Clipchamp

Step 2. Select the asset in the timeline

Click the video, image, sticker, or GIF on the timeline that you would like to freehand crop. Your chosen asset will highlight green on the timeline and video preview once it's been selected.

Step 3. Click on the Crop editing option

Editing options will appear next to the video preview. Click on the Crop button to launch the freehand crop tool.

Step 4. Freehand crop your asset

Once you have clicked the Crop button, your video preview will be highlighted with a green-lined border.

Using your cursor, drag the cropping handles in and out to freehand crop the asset. You can use the corner cropping handles, or side cropping handles to change the size and aspect ratio of your asset.

Step 5. Select Done to confirm freehand crop

Click on the Done button if you are happy with the freehand crop. The changes apply to the selected asset only and not the master media or other assets of the same item in the timeline.

Step 6. Select Revert to original to undo freehand crop

If you’re unhappy with the freehand crop, click on the Revert to original button. This will revert your asset to its original format and undo any changes.

Try it out

Ready to get started? Head straight to Clipchamp to try it out for yourself.

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