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Content-aware video cropping (video tutorial)

Last updated: Jul-19-2024

Overview

Learn how to crop a video using content-aware AI to keep the most interesting part of the video in the crop.

Video tutorial


Tutorial contents

This tutorial presents the following topics. Click a timestamp to jump to that part of the video.

Resize and crop videos with Cloudinary

Jump to this spot in the video  0:04 You can resize and crop videos on the fly with Cloudinary by including transformation parameters in the delivery URL, for example c_fill,h_600,w_600 to fill a 600 x 600 pixel square with the video.

Use automatic gravity

Jump to this spot in the video  0:34 When videos are cropped using c_fill, the center of the video is focused on by default. This may not always be the most interesting part of the video, so to fix this, use automatic gravity (g_auto).

Use compass points for gravity

Jump to this spot in the video  0:47 You can also use compass points for gravity, such as g_west, which will focus on the left-most part of the video in the crop.

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