Set initial video size

Hi

I have a number of videos all recorded in 1080p. I would like to position these on a grid on screen and I am currently using the ‘Size,Position, Rotate’ filter to get them where I want them.

Is it possible to set the initial size each video without using the filter? e.g. I want them to be 1/2 or 1/4 size to start with rather than fill the entire screen

I can’t find a way to do this directly, so I’m guessing I will have to use another tool to adjust them.

Many thanks

Pip

No.
If you want to use other software, stop reading.

Shotcut resizes each image/video max width, height, or both of the Video Mode.
In this example, an image source different than Video Mode.
Video Mode 1920x1080 (1080p). Image 640x640, auto resized to 1080x1080.
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The same thing would be applied to sources larger than Video Mode, they are resized to fit the video mode.

You are using the correct filter: Size, Position & Rotate.

Save the settings as presets can make your life easier.
Keyframes (if used) will also be saved with the preset you name.

Thanks for the explanation. I will use the presets as you suggest.

For 1/4 size, there are stock presets.