Either way, you can easily crop your video in Magix Movie Edit Pro Plus - a simple video editing software, which, even though is ranked #4, is one of the best tools for the amateur filmmaker who wants professional results (like me).
In Magix, you go to Effects/Movement Effects/Section. Then you simply define the area you want to have cropped out by filling the Width and Height pixel fields. The Top and Left fields let you move the cropped section within the frame.
Make sure you work with Free Proportions. If you uncheck the Fill Screen, you'll get the margins in black - suitable for the film look (where you have 2:1 aspect ratio or even higher).
Another way you can crop the footage is by using the Camera Zoom menu (see image above). You simply drag the cropping handles and then you move the selection anywhere you want. This will automatically make the cropped section fill the entire screen so you can expect some quality loss due to lower resolution of the new scene.
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