Exporting in 4:3 sometimes results in a 16:9 letterbox in VideoPad Posted January 20 · Report reply If I'm exporting a 4:3 aspect ratio into a 16:9 aspect ratio, it will usually just show a pair of 2:9 black columns on either side, like this: https://i.postimg.cc/W4KhPK94/1.png The red zone is the area where the actual video shows up. However, sometimes I want to just export in 4:3. So ideally, it should look like this: https://i.postimg.cc/qR3gBLYx/2.png Sometimes, Videopad exports like that. But sometimes, for no discernable reason, it will (A) add the 2:9 black columns onto the sides, (B) export the subsequent 16:9 aspect ratio video in a 4:3 aspect ratio in letterbox format! So the resulting export looks like this: https://i.postimg.cc/ZnznWNzt/3.png Again, the red section is the section where the actual video can be found. Now, if I were taking a video clip that was already 16:9 to begin with, and I wanted to export that clip in 4:3, then it should probably be in letterbox format, like so: https://i.postimg.cc/CKZxJ7Fp/3.png That at least makes sense. However, sometimes, even that's not what I'm trying to do. Sometimes, I really am just trying to crop out the two sides of the video. How do I get VideoPad to consistently export in just 4:3 with no black area on any of the four sides?