If you are comfortable using the command line, then stop using all these applications for video editing and start using FFMPEG.

One way to install is via Homebrew.


Source: https://video.stackexchange.com/a/4571

Where the options are as follows:

  • out_w is the width of the output rectangle
  • out_h is the height of the output rectangle
  • x and y specify the top left corner of the output rectangle
ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -filter:v "crop=888:555:0:400" output.mp4


Source: https://stackoverflow.com/a/42827058

The timing format is: hh:mm:ss

ffmpeg -ss 00:01:00 -to 00:02:00 -i input.mp4 -c copy output.mp4

MOV to MP4

Source: https://mrcoles.com/convert-mov-mp4-ffmpeg/

The “30” is my preference for the quality of the video. A lower value generally leads to higher quality.

ffmpeg -i input.mov -preset veryslow -crf 30 output.mp4

MP4 to MP3

Source: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3255674/convert-audio-files-to-mp3-using-ffmpeg/12952172#12952172

ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vn -ar 44100 -ac 2 -b:a 192k output.mp3

Remove audio

Source: https://ottverse.com/add-remove-extract-audio-from-video-using-ffmpeg/

ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -c:v copy -an output.mp4

Find codec

ffprobe -hide_banner -stats -i input.mp4 2>&1 >/dev/null | grep Stream

Remove metadata

Source: https://superuser.com/a/428039

ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -map_metadata -1 -c:v copy -c:a copy output.mp4