Have you made a nice video during the holidays or at an event and want to share it on social networks or on a sharing platform in the right format and above all with the right proportions?
Resize videos for Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter online
Whatever your needs, to resize a video, it is not necessary to rely on expensive (and professional) video editing programs such as Vegas Pro or Adobe Premiere. There are valid online editing solutions that represent excellent free alternatives to the most famous software and that make this operation convenient and fast.
We will see in this guide how to resize a video and choose the format for sharing on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter with a service that can be used for free.
Resize Video: Kapwing’s Resize Video tool
When you capture a video with your smartphone or camera, you need to set parameters that affect the aspect ratio, the number of frames per second and the resolution. If we only realize later that we have created a video that is too generous for the social network on which we want to share it, we can rely on Kapwing with the Resize Video tool .
The editing operations that we can carry out directly from our smartphone or using our computer are:
- Crop – cut the aspect ratio of the video
- Resize – change of aspect ratio
- Change the background – black or white
- Trim – cut a video and choose start and end
Kapwing’s Resize Video tool online service allows you to use these operations on the fly, mainly by assigning the right proportions and dimensions based on the target platform. The site can be reached by clicking here or on the image below.
The site is very simple to use: simply click on the Upload button to select the video file you want to resize or, alternatively, use a video URL (for example copied from other platforms on the internet) in the Paste a URL field . The latter is particularly useful if you have already uploaded the video online.
Once the file to be resized is loaded, an interactive window will automatically open where you can start the video (excellent for checking the preview) and select, in the sidebar, the resize to be applied.
There are the following profiles for resizing:
- Instagram (1: 1)
- Instagram or Snapshat Stories (9:16)
- YouTube (16: 9)
- Facebook or vertical Twitter (4: 5)
- Facebook or Twitter horizontal (5: 4)
- Facebook cover (820: 312)
Choose the profile that is right for you as the first operation and then select ” Crop ” if you want to cut the video. It is possible to act on the background (if there are upper and lower bands) by choosing a white or black one.
The other tools allow you to Zoom the video, decentralize it by changing its position and cut it to change the second of the beginning or the end.
By clicking on ” Create Video “, in a few instants (depends on the size of the original file), you will have your video ready for download without using professional editing programs.
It is very curious that the tool can also be used to choose the right proportions for an image based on the social network; in other words, for example, you can use it to create a Facebook cover or to cut a photo in the form of a square for Instagram.
Warning! The resizing tool offered free of charge by Kapwing, adds a small watermark at the bottom right with the name of the site. If the watermark at the bottom right is a problem for you, you must remove it for a fee (one-off) or sign up for a subscription form.
This service also offers many other online tools for working with video files and, by subscribing to a subscription, you will have the opportunity to use them all for free and without having watermarks on the final video.
Other programs and online services to resize videos
Currently the online tool offered by Kapwing is one of the best to perform a resizing on the fly of a video to share chats or on social profiles. It is extremely fast, easy to use and with a clean and intuitive interface. However, you can use many other online services or sites to process videos.
Below, we recommend some software and sites where you can edit your videos:
The best free programs to resize videos :
Online sites to resize videos :