# How to crop from Top & Bottom of Video

I would like to crop a video strip from top as well as bottom in Video Sequence Editor. When I tried by checking the "offset" check box and the "crop" box, I am able to crop from the top, but when I crop from the bottom the whole image moves. I do this in other video Editors but I could not figure out how it can be done in Blender VSE.

Thank you.

• you need to uncheck offset, then crop the top and the bottom. Once that's done work out the height of the resulting video by adding both crops together and subtracting that number from the original video height and then enter that as Resolution Y in the Output Properties. Hope that's more or less clear :) – wilks Sep 19 '20 at 16:53
• What if I need to fully close the black bars with keyframes? – Harshavardhan Bhat Sep 20 '20 at 3:36
• by keyframes do you mean you want to animate it? – wilks Sep 20 '20 at 13:24
So enable Crop and Offset and insert a keyframe with 0 value for Offset > Position Y, Crop Top and Crop Bottom where you want the animation to start.