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Crop and resize videos in React (video tutorial)

Last updated: May-08-2024


Learn how to dynamically generate videos at different sizes and aspect ratios using React with Cloudinary cropping and resizing.

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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  0:00 You can resize and crop videos on the fly with Cloudinary while also automatically focusing your videos.

Add Cloudinary React and configure

Jump to this spot in the video  0:20 Add the Cloudinary React package to your code and configure it with your credentials.

Add a YouTube version of the video

Jump to this spot in the video  0:35 Add a Youtube version of the video and set the aspect ratio to 16:9.

Add more versions and change their aspect ratios

Jump to this spot in the video  1:05 Add more versions of the video and change their aspect ratios to see the difference. Use the fill mode instead of scaling the video.

Use automatic gravity and focus on the face

Jump to this spot in the video  1:34 Add the autoGravity and autoFocus parameters to use the AI capabilities of Cloudinary and focus on the face in the video.

Compare the different versions side-by-side

Jump to this spot in the video  3:09 Set the aspect ratios to be the same and then you can compare the difference.

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