Resizing videos for TikTok

Optimizing your video for TikTok

To optimize your videos for TikTok, you’ll need to resize them to the vertical 9:16 aspect ratio. Here are some methods to achieve this:

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  1. Online Video Resizers:
  • Kapwing: Use the Kapwing TikTok Video Resizer to easily crop your video to the correct dimensions. Upload your video, select “TikTok” from the resize menu, and adjust the framing as needed⁴.
  • VEED.IO: Visit VEED.IO’s Resize Video for TikTok tool. It allows you to crop, flip, rotate, and edit your videos for TikTok and other social media platforms¹².
  1. Desktop Video Editors:
  • Adobe Express: Use the Adobe Express Video Resizer online tool. Upload your video, choose “TikTok” from the resize menu, drag and scale your video, and instantly download the resized clip. You can also adjust framing, pan the video, and trim it to the desired length[^10^].
  • Movavi: Follow Movavi’s guide to resize your video for TikTok. Upload your video, choose the 9:16 aspect ratio, and make your video TikTok-ready¹¹.
  1. Video Editing Software:
  • Final Cut Pro X: If you’re using Final Cut Pro X, start a new project, import your footage, modify the dimensions to 1080×1920 (9:16), scale the footage to fit the screen, and export it².

Remember to maintain engaging content, add captions, and use popular hashtags to maximize your reach on TikTok. Happy creating! 🎵📱🎥

iMovie Option

If you’re using iMovie and want to resize your videos for TikTok, follow these steps to achieve the optimal vertical format (9:16 aspect ratio):

  1. Open iMovie:
  • Launch iMovie on your Mac.
  1. Import Your Video:
  • Create a new project or open an existing one.
  • Import the video you want to resize by dragging it into the timeline.
  1. Adjust the Aspect Ratio:
  • Click on the video clip in the timeline.
  • Go to the Crop to Fill button (looks like a square with arrows) in the video preview area.
  • Choose “Fit” to maintain the entire video within the vertical frame.
  1. Crop and Position:
  • Drag the video within the frame to position it correctly.
  • Ensure your subjects are visible and centered.
  1. Trim the Duration:
  • If your video is longer than 60 seconds (TikTok’s maximum duration), trim it down.
  • Hover over the video’s edge in the timeline and drag to adjust the duration.
  1. Export Your Video:
  • Click on “File” in the top menu.
  • Select “Share” and then “File”.
  • Choose the desired resolution and quality settings.
  • Save the resized video to your preferred location.
  1. Rotate Your Video (if needed):
  • If your video is sideways, you can rotate it using QuickTime Player:
    • Open the video in QuickTime Player.
    • Go to “Edit” > “Rotate Left” or “Rotate Right”.
    • Save the rotated video.

Now you have a TikTok-ready video! Remember to add captions, music, and hashtags to enhance your TikTok content. Happy editing! 🎵📱🎥

For a visual guide, you can also watch this tutorial: How to Resize Videos for TikTok & YouTube Shorts with iMovie

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