How to crop a video on your Samsung Galaxy S10 using a free third-party app

To crop a video on your Samsung Galaxy S10, you'll need to use a third-party app like Smart Video Crop.

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To crop a video on your Samsung Galaxy S10, you’ll need to use a third-party app like Smart Video Crop.
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The video editor that comes with your Samsung Galaxy S10 can do a lot of things, but cropping a video – changing the aspect ratio or the way a video is framed – is not one of them.

If you need to crop a video for Instagram or have some other need to change the way your video is framed, you’ll need to install and use a third-party video editing app.

The good news is that there are a number of apps which can crop a video. We recommend trying Smart Video Crop, a free video editor that does just one thing – crops video – and is reliable and easy to use.

Here’s how to do it.

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How to crop a video on a Samsung Galaxy S10 using Smart Video Crop

1. Download the Smart Video Crop app and choose a video to crop from the Gallery.

Choose the video you want to edit using Smart Video Crop.

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Choose the video you want to edit using Smart Video Crop.
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2. Choose the crop aspect ratio you want to use – 1:1, 4:2, or any of the others in the list. If you choose “Free,” you can create any arbitrary aspect ratio.

3. Drag and size the crop box in the video preview window. You can position it anywhere to re-compose the video through cropping. When you’re ready, tap “Save.”

You can adjust the crop aspect ratio, then resize the crop and position it in the video all on the same screen.

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You can adjust the crop aspect ratio, then resize the crop and position it in the video all on the same screen.
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4. Name the new video file and tap “Done.” It may take some time to save the video. After that, you can find it in the Gallery app on your Galaxy S10.

When you're done, the video is saved as a new file, so you preserve the original video.

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When you’re done, the video is saved as a new file, so you preserve the original video.
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