How to Resize Video for Instagram on Computer

Posted by Adam Gorden on Mar 29, 2021 3:19 PM
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If you want your video to show properly on Instagram, the aspect ratio matters. If you don’t comply with Instagram’s standard, your videos are likely to be cropped which is definitely not what you want.

Different Instagram posts have various video size requirements. In the following parts, you’ll learn how to resize your video for Instagram Story, Feed and IGTV.

Part 1. Before You Resize Video for Instagram
Part 2. How to Resize A Video for Instagram
Part 3. Video Tutorial: How to Resize A Video For Instagram
Part 4. Bonus Tips: How to Post A Video on Instagram

Before You Resize Video for Instagram

There’re a few things you should consider before uploading videos on Instagram: length, file size, format and aspect ratio. Here’re some quick rundowns of these parameters for Instagram.

Video Length

Instagram Feed Video Length: Between 3 seconds and 1 minute long.

Instagram Story Video Length: Up to 15 seconds per Story.

IGTV Video Length: Between 15 seconds and 10 minutes long.

Instagram Live Video Length: Up to 60 minutes long.

Video Format

Make sure your video is in MP4 and uses H.264 codec.

File Size

Instagram Feed video file size limit: 4 GB

Instagram Story video file size limit: 4 GB

Instagram IGTV video file size limit: 650MB (for 10 minutes videos or shorter) or 3.6GB (60 minutes videos)

Aspect Ratio

Instagram Feed video ratio: square video: 1:1; vertical video: 4:5

Instagram Story video ratio: 9:16

Instagram IGTV video ratio: 9:16 (vertical) or 16:9 (horizontal)

How to Resize A Video for Instagram

Once you know what ratio you need to resize your videos for Instagram, you can start editing it. And now you’ll need a video editor that can resize your video. TunesKit AceMovi is a video editor that helps beginners to easily edit their videos including resize, crop, rotate and more. With this tool, you can resize your video for Instagram with one click.

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TunesKit AceMovi Video Editor is a one-stop video editor that provides multiple effects and transitions. It comes with a screen recorder which can record images as well as the sound coming out of your computer. As a well-established video editor, AceMovi is mounted with features like split screen, filters, animations, texts, and music library. The self-explanatory user interface comes with all the effects and tools you need to embellish your video. With the crop tool, you can resize your video with only one click.

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Key Features of TunesKit AceMovi Video Editor

  • Basic and advanced features that make your video better
  • Multiple filters, transitions, text, sound effects, music
  • User-friendly interface
  • A variety of output options to choose from format, device, social platform
  • Resize video for Instagram in just a few steps
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Before you start resizing videos for Instagram, make sure that you have already installed TunesKit AceMovi on your computer, this software currently supports Windows and Mac systems.

Step 1Add Video Files to TuneKit AceMovi

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Open TunesKit AceMovi on your computer, then import your video footage to the media box. Or you can directly drag your video to the timeline.

Step 2Add Media to the Timeline

add media to timeline

To add your media to the timeline, you can directly drag and drop them one by one. Or you can press Ctrl+A to select all the media files and drag them to the timeline.

Step 3Resize Your Video

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To resize your video, click on the crop icon icon and then click the downward arrow to open the dropdown menu. There you can choose the different ratios. For Instagram Story and IGTV, choose 9:16 or 16:9. For Feed post, you can customize the ratio to 1:1 or 4:5.

Step 4Export Video

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Once done editing your text, click the Export button on the middle left and export your video. Click the Settings, you'll be able to choose the output parameters. And by clicking the Change button, you can change the output location.

Video Tutorial: How to Resize A Video For Instagram

Bonus Tips: How to Post A Video on Instagram

In this part, you'll learn how to post a video in Instagram Feed, Sotries and IGTV. Each section will contain a step-by-step tutorial.

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Post A Feed Video on Instagram

Step 1: Open Instagram and tap on the + sign in the middle of the bottom menu.

Step 2: Tap the drop down menu on the top and swith to video, this will open your video gallery.

Step 3: Choose a video that you want to share.

Step 4: Apply filters that Instagram offers, then choose a cover of your video.

Step 5: Share your feed.

Post A Video to Instagram Stories

Step 1: Open Instagram and tap on the camera in the top left corner.

Step 2: Choose a video from your media library.

Step 3: Add stickers by clicking the sticker button on the top menu.

Step 4: Share your Instagram Stories.

Share A Video to IGTV

Step 1: Open Instagram and tap on the IGTV logo in the top right corner.

Step 2: Click the + sign in the upper right corner, then choose a video from your media library.

Step 3: Select a cover and add title/description.

Step 4: Post your video to IGTV.

 

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