Unable to create horizontal videos

I am having a problem creating a horizontal video. I open up shotcut and upload a white 1920 X 1080 image into the player. When I do I get a vertical format instead of a horizontal format.

I have tried removing Shotcut from my computer and downloading it and reinstalling it again but I still have the same problem…

I reset the settings from 1200X1800, which I had previously used and the aspect ratio back to 16:9.

When I go to play the video after it has rendered the video size is extremely small.

Also, the job completion area on the far right hand side is not anchored properly.

How can I fix these problems.

I have attached a screenshot.

Thankk you.

Jim Juris

Did you set the video mode correctly?
–> Settings --> Video mode …

There you can set the desired video mode (resolution, frame rate etc.) from standard modes or a custom mode. Normaly you set the video mode right in the beginning when starting a new project. You can also set the video mode on “automatic” and the settings will be taken from the first video clip you drag into the timeline. So make sure all the clips and images have the same resolution / video mode.

Thank you very much for your assistance. Your solution solved my problem.

I forgot that I had changed the settings to Custom 1200X1800, because that is the size of video I was creating.

I changed the setting to Automatic.

Can you please tell me how I can place the Job sidebar back to its normal position on the far right hand side? Right now it is just floating.

Thank you very much for your help.

You have a couple of choices.

Restore Default Layout or a custom layout you have saved.

Or just pop the window back in place.
Left click and hold top of the box and move till you see it highlight area you wish to have it, release left mouse button.


Thank you very much for providing me with the solution on how to place the Job panel back over on the right hand side of the screen, or whatever it is called.

I believe I tried last night to drag and drop the window over to the right but for some reason it did not work.

I am thrilled that Shotcut is now back to normal.

Thank you.

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