Your social media friends and followers want to see more than just a still thumbnail about your next YouTube video. Instead of a single photo, replace your video thumbnail with a cropped portion of your YouTube video. This way everyone can get an idea of what your video is about. Once they like what they see, users are more likely to watch the full video after seeing a cropped preview video.
Our favorite, and the easiest YouTube video cropper is LucidVideo. Unlike other video shortening tools available for free online, LucidVideo makes short video stories. These YouTube previews convince people to give the full video a watch when the short video is shared on social media or a website.
The reason we love LucidVideo is that it uses Artificial Intelligence to choose the scenes in the video. Every other tool requires you to spend time finding and selecting each scene you want to include in the video. LucidVideo does all that for you!
LucidVideo is super simple to use as well. Just paste in your YouTube video’s URL (web address) and LucidVideo will automatically crop it to create a short video story. All you have to do is sit back and wait for the video to be downloaded.
If you need to shorten a longer YouTube video to share on social media, LucidVideo makes your job easy.