I was using shotcut to assemble some video and audio from separate sources and when I exported the video file to an MP4 the resulting video had a huge black border around it.
The original data was 40 000 separate frames (1920 x 1920 resolution), which I have assembled to a source MP4 without audio by using ffmpeg.
Then I have used shotcut to assemble two such video segments and two audio segments to create an output mp4 which I create at 1920 x 1920 and 1200 x 1200. When I play back the produced MP4 it has created it as a rectangle 1920 x 1080 and has shrunk the video itself to something much smaller in the middle of that.
Source video (post ffmpeg) - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZhSij_dz16VsQRRyJWxuUXgxQWtcnnNM/view?usp=sharing
Exported video (post shotcut) - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TSizCOsOnljPaIprpJxTNaytmZFEauHe/view?usp=sharing
In the past I have done the entire process in ffmpeg, but I used shotcut as I thought it would be easier than trying to remember the 18000 or so command line parameters for ffmpeg.
If I export the file as 1920 x 1080 it fills the frame but how do I persuade shotcut to do this with a square export?
In the export phase I have explicitly set the resolution to 1920 x 1920 (or 1200 x 1200) with an aspect ratio of 16 x 16 and frame rate of 25 fps but it still mangles the output. Normally if I use shot cut I am in a 16 x 9 frame format through and it works. But how do I persuade shotcut to use a square frame?