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Online video editor

Intuitive video editing tools at your fingertips

Save time making simple edits to videos with Dropbox – without needing to invest in a complex, professional editing suite.

Trim, crop and rotate videos stored in your Dropbox account in a few clicks. Easy-to-use tools that make editing effortless, right where you need them.

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Video editing features

Explore the video editing tools available with a Dropbox account.

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Trim video

Cut unnecessary footage from the start and end of your clip for clarity.

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Crop video

Crop your video to fit portrait, landscape, square and custom aspect ratios. 

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Flip and rotate video

Rotate videos 90° and flip clips horizontally or vertically in a single click.

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AI editing tools

AI-powered transcription makes navigating and editing your clip simple.

Trim video
Cut the excess and keep your message clear

Built-in video trimming tools make it easy to consolidate a clip into its key parts. Simply select any video in your Dropbox account and click Trim video to enter the online video editor.

With the option to overwrite your file or save a copy, creating bite-sized, shareable clips of longer videos is simple. Perfect for repurposing longer footage.

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Crop video
Change aspect ratio in a few clicks

Reframe your videos to suit a particular platform, or show only what you need viewers to see, with the built-in video cropping tool.

Perfect for drawing focus on a subject in a video clip or removing unwanted items from the edges of a screen recording – like the date and time, your browser tabs or your taskbar.

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Rotate video
Rotate and flip videos instantly

With one-click rotation and flipping for video files stored in your Dropbox account, it’s never been easier to get your clips correctly oriented.

With the online video editor, you can:

  • Rotate videos 90° clockwise and anticlockwise
  • Flip videos horizontally
  • Flip videos vertically
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AI video tools
Edit faster with AI-powered video transcripts

Watch as Dropbox automatically transcribes videos uploaded to your account within seconds.

Once your video has been transcribed, transcripts can be used to navigate your footage and identify unwanted sections for removal with the trim tool.

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Frequently asked questions

If you’re simply looking to make small, efficient tweaks to videos – such as rotating, cropping or trimming the video – you don’t need to invest in expensive, complex editing software designed for industry professionals.

The online video editor available in your Dropbox account is perfect for making small edits, without needing additional software.

Of course, if you’re ready to take your editing projects to the next level, a dedicated editing suite like Adobe Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve from Blackmagic Design could help. If you’re looking to get feedback on your edits, consider Dropbox Replay, which integrates with your favourite editing tools and allows you to gather and action feedback in one place.

To edit a video, start by selecting any video stored in your Dropbox account.

In the file preview that appears, you can find buttons for trimming, cropping and rotating the video. Click any of these buttons to open that tool in the online video editor.

Once you’ve made your edits, you can either choose to overwrite the original file or save a copy of your edited version.

With Dropbox, you’re able to edit videos in the following formats using our online editor:

  • MP4
  • MOV
  • M4V
  • MPG
  • MKV
  • AV1

Our online video editor is perfect for making small tweaks that deliver a big impact in your finished video.

In the workplace, trim down presentation recordings to create a highlight clip of a key moment. Or edit a screen recording to create a concise tutorial clip.

With personal video recordings and video projects, our online tools can save you the hassle of downloading a file to a stand-alone editing app on your device.

Our online video editing tools are available with any Dropbox account. All you need to do is sign up, and you’ll see the tools when you select a video file stored in your account.

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Screen recorder

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Video feedback tool

Gather and action video project feedback in one place

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File sharing

Share any file or folder easily with anyone

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Organise folders and files

Organise all your team’s content in one place