Cropping video files in FFmpeg

The syntax for FFMPEG video cropping is like:

ffmpeg -i input.avi -vf crop=439:455:73:15 -vcodec mjpeg -qscale 2 output.avi

The assumptions made above were that you wanted your output video to be:

width height left top
439 455 73 15

with Motion JPEG output

The -qscale 1 makes low compression (best possible MJPEG quality). qscale can go from 1 to 31.

Obviously, change these pixel parameters to suit your particular video.

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