Forgive me - I’ve asked this question before, got a method that worked for me and can’t remember the specific steps of how to accomplish this.
I’ve got a video which was mistakenly encoded as 4x3 (1440 x 1080) and needs to be 16x9 (preferably 1280 x 720) to be properly viewed. No combination of settings - the video mode, cropping the source and setting the export parameters - seems to accomplish this.
I’m missing something critical.
Everything @MusicalBox just said…
Instead of Size, Position & Rotate, try Crop:Source, check the box for Center.
Just an alternative of doing the same thing.
Is the 4:3 video just the center portion of the original 16:9 video? If so, the left/right edges are lost and would need to be retrieved from the original video. Stretching 4:3 into 16:9 would be just that… a stretch, and look distorted. Unless you do what @MusicalBox did above, which also implicitly zoomed in the video and cropped some of the top and bottom off to avoid the stretch/distortion look.
Or is all the 16:9 video content there, but squished to 4:3 using a non-square pixel ratio? If so, then do what @MusicalBox showed above except change the size mode to Distort, and set the coordinates to 1280x720. This will stretch the 4:3 back out to 16:9 without cropping top and bottom.
Thank you all for responding. All three methods worked well. I found that Austin’s addition preserved the side edges of the video which was and improvement. The only thing I needed to add to the size, position & rotate filter (besides the correct size values and distort) was the positions needed to be zeroed out or the video would be off-center. Starting with crop source - center, did not correct this after the size, position & rotate filter was added.
Thanks all - this is different than the last solution, and I promise to record and remember this one.
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