The Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) is a bitmap image format using the LZW lossless data compression, which has been gaining popularity with the funny short film and animated meme on the website. Some funny GIFs are popular on social media platforms to share endlessly looping video sequences. If you want to crop a certain part of a movie and convert it to GIF, you should find a powerful video-to-GIF maker. Some users are more likely to create an animated GIF from the popular MP4 file. How to achieve it?

There are many GIF makers allowing you to create animated GIFs from a sequence of image files like JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, HEIC, AVIF, and more. Many GIF makers as you can see on the website convert images to GIFs. But few videos to GIF maker perform good functionality to convert the popular MP4 to GIF. So here, we will guide you on how to convert the popular MP4 video files to animated GIFs.

Why do you need to convert MP4 video to animated GIFs?

Main Characters of the Best MP4 to GIF Maker

Convert MP4 to GIF with Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate

Why do you need to convert MP4 video to animated GIFs?

– Appealing but effective. GIF is much more appealing than images or videos, but cheaper and easier to generate. Many marketers are more likely to consider GIF as their part of content marketing while setting up a marketing strategy.

– GIF loop. If you enable loop animation in GIF, GIF can loop over and over. When you want to watch the short MP4 video again, you need to reopen the video file in the media player.

– Easy for sharing. A GIF file only lasts a few seconds, and it is smaller and faster to be uploaded than a video file. GIFs have been integrated into Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, iMessages, Twitter, LINE, Kik, and other messaging apps and social media platforms.

Main Characters of the Best MP4 to GIF Maker

Compared to other GIF Makers on the market, Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate is the most powerful MP4 video to GIF maker for Windows and Mac. You can explore more excellent features of the best Video to GIF Maker.

  • Convert MP4, MKV, AVI, VOB, WMV, MKV, and other videos to GIF files.
  • Convert, edit and compress videos/audio/GIFs in 1,000+ formats.
  • Edit videos effect, compress video, rotate/crop/cut/split videos, add watermark and subtitle.
  • Built-in GIF Maker, Metadata Editor, Video Compressor, 3D Maker, and Video Enhancer.
  • Adjust resolution, frame rate, and enable loop animation of GIF.

Convert MP4 to GIF with Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate

Users are more likely to watch a two-minute GIF than a 30-second video. Here are 2 simple ways Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate provided to convert MP4 videos to GIFs.

1. Convert MP4 video to GIF in Converter

Step 1. Add MP4 video files

Visit the official website of Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate. Free download and install it on your Windows computer or Mac. Open it on your computer, and click the “Add Files” button to add the MP4 videos you want to convert into the program.

Step 2. Crop MP4 video effects

If you want to crop a certain part of your MP4 video, you can click the “Edit” button (the magic wand icon) to enter the editing interface. Then move to the “Rotate & Crop” tab. Here you can set the crop area, select zoom mode, and adjust the aspect ratio for easy playback on other devices. Also, you can drag the mouse to select the desired area and crop video to GIF.

Click the “OK” button to save the changes. In the editing window, you can also rotate MP4 video to the right angle, add effect and filters, add watermark, adjust the audio track and subtitles.

Step 3. Cut MP4 video length

Click the “Cut” icon (the scissor icon) to cut the MP4 video into pieces. Set the starting time and ending time to keep the proper length for GIF. Generally, 15 seconds is the proper length of a GIF for uploading. Then click the “Save” button to save the MP4 video clip.

Step 3. Set GIF as output format

Then move to the “Convert All to” area and click the drop-down arrow to view a list of digital formats. You can enter GIF in the search box at the bottom and select GIF from Large GIF, Medium GIF, or Small GIF.

Step 4. Convert MP4 video to GIF

Finally, go to the bottom left area and set the output folder where the cropped GIF file will be saved. Click the “Convert All” button to start converting your MP4 video file to GIF formats.

If you have several video files to be converted, simply tick the “Merge into one file” box next to the “Convert All” button.

2. Convert MP4 video to GIF with built-in GIF Maker

There is also an MP4 Video to GIF Maker tool in Video Converter Ultimate, which you can convert videos to GIF directly. There are a bunch of popular tools you can use as well.

Step 1. Open Video Converter Ultimate and find “GIF Maker” in its Toolbox.

Step 2. In GIF Maker, you can click the Add button to add your MP4 video to GIF Maker. Also, you can drag the MP4 video to the rectangle area of Video to GIF.

Step 3. As you see, you can edit the MP4 video or cut the MP4 video, and save the part you want to make a GIF. And you also can set the output screen size and Frame Rate. If you want to make your GIF loop over and over, simply tick the “Loop Animation” option.

Finally, set the output folder to save the GIF file, and click the “Generate GIF” button to convert the MP4 video to GIF.

There are many times you may want to convert an MP4 video to GIF, whether it’s for work or life. We would genuinely recommend Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate for all your common needs. It is a powerful video converter to make GIF files from all types of videos including MP4 on your computer. So why not free download Video Converter Ultimate now to witness its powerful functions?