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Resize & Crop a Video for YouTube Shorts (in 5 Easy Steps!)

By now you’re probably familiar with YouTube Shorts — a short-form vertical video experience for creators and artists who want to shoot short (less than 60 seconds), catchy videos using nothing but their mobile phones. Essentially, it’s YouTube’s answer to TikTok. And they even show up in YouTube search results. But if you want your content to perform the most effectively, then you have to resize and crop your video for YouTube Shorts.

So how can you easily resize and crop a video for this vertical video platform? We’re here to show you!

Resize & Crop a Video for YouTube Shorts (in 5 Easy Steps!)

If you’re not a professional video editor, you may not know how to resize and crop a video. Especially if you want to avoid wasting an entire day (and too much money) on complicated, difficult-to-use software. 

The best way to quickly and easily edit your video for YouTube Shorts is with Zubtitle. When we created Zubtitle, we included a resizing and cropping feature that you can use to optimize your video with just a few clicks. Just follow the steps below to resize and crop a video for YouTube Shorts:

1. Log Into Your Zubtitle Account

If you don’t have a Zubtitle account, you can create a new one for free

2. Upload Your Video

Simply click the yellow Add New Video button located on the right-hand side of the screen.

3. Select the “Resize" Option

You can find it at the bottom of the grey menu bar on the right-hand side of the screen.

4. Resize Your Video

In this menu, you’ll find four different options to choose from: 1:1, 9:16, 4:5, and 16:9. Just select 9:16 (vertical) and you’re ready to move on to the final step!

5. Crop Your Video

If you want to crop your video, you can do so using the Zoom slider. Just navigate to the Canvas feature on the right-hand menu. Check out the gif below to see exactly how it works! Once you’ve cropped as much as you like, you’re ready to render your video! Just use the Download symbol (looks like a down arrow) to render a new video and download it to your computer or device.

Do you want to resize and crop a video for YouTube Shorts (in 5 easy steps)?

Sign up for a free Zubtitle account today to get started! With our free plan, you can create two videos per month. To create up to 10 videos per month (and remove the Zubtitle watermark), check out our standard plan.

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