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I am trying to crop a 1920x1080 import into a 600x1080 export based on the original width and height (Picture ITT)

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PICTURE - https://i.imgur.com/aSl8yjj.png

What is the point of having custom resolutions when the export only puts a black framework around the smaller resolution? Pre 6.00 versions (white template) of videopad seem to all be fine but they added a green tinge to video uploads and is why I updated to a newer version and while that's fixed now there's this and I can't help but think the two things correlate. 

Thanks for taking a moment

 

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I don't know what the point is - but I know a workaround for it. Go to the menu "Tools -> Options" and change the preview format to the same aspect ratio as the desired export format (example: Export format = 600 x 1200, preview = 200 x 400 etc. ). After that, export the video.

 

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Vaguely recall that there was a check box in earlier VP versions to accomplish your mission??  Would be a welcomed feature.

1.  Place your image on the timeline and click the FX button.

2.  Click the MASK button - second from the left on the effects toolbar.

3.  In the preview window, draw the mask to the dimensions desired and UNtick the MASK INSIDE box.

4. Click the green + at the top left of the effects toolbar and choose the transparency effect.

5. Run the slider to zero.  (Repeat this if you've altered the mask and a checkerboard isn't appearing in the masked areas.)

Export it as "auto match" resolution.  VP_crop.jpg

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8 hours ago, Dangerfreak said:

I don't know what the point is - but I know a workaround for it. Go to the menu "Tools -> Options" and change the preview format to the same aspect ratio as the desired export format (example: Export format = 600 x 1200, preview = 200 x 400 etc. ). After that, export the video.

 

I tried this just now but ultimately it shows the problem in preview and exports the same. Appreciate the attempt though I'm willing to try anything.  

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2 hours ago, borate said:

Vaguely recall that there was a check box in earlier VP versions to accomplish your mission??  Would be a welcomed feature.

1.  Place your image on the timeline and click the FX button.

2.  Click the MASK button - second from the left on the effects toolbar.

3.  In the preview window, draw the mask to the dimensions desired and UNtick the MASK INSIDE box.

4. Click the green + at the top left of the effects toolbar and choose the transparency effect.

5. Run the slider to zero.  (Repeat this if you've altered the mask and a checkerboard isn't appearing in the masked areas.)

Export it as "auto match" resolution.  VP_crop.jpg

Followed these steps and its similar to what I was doing with cropping for raw transparency but the source of the problem is the auto match resolution keeps the import dimensions as the match https://i.imgur.com/juJ3gGq.png and the so black bars are staying on the export. 

I would happily go back to a previous patch where this isn't an issue (I've concluded that this export issue came into being around 5.11 with 5.03 patch being the last one that works right) but all previous patches distort video color with a green tinge that you can see just by putting the raw video alongside the preview window. I'm left so pulled apart over investing time into green-tinged exports versus newer patches with better color and inaccurate dimensions.

Thanks for taking a moment honestly

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Checked out VP 4.05, which had the export prompt pictured below.  Perhaps that is what's missing, and the developers are looking into it.

In version 7.02 the same result appears to be achieved by right-clicking the file in the BIN (top-left) and clicking CROP.  Tested 9:16 and it looked about the same as CROP in VP 4.05, though that isn't the precise aspect that you specified.  Give it a try.

 

crop.jpg

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We removed to popup sometime (in fact long time) ago and think it might getting in the way when exporting.

We'll rethink this and put the option back in a better way.

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1 hour ago, borate said:

Checked out VP 4.05, which had the export prompt pictured below.  Perhaps that is what's missing, and the developers are looking into it.

In version 7.02 the same result appears to be achieved by right-clicking the file in the BIN (top-left) and clicking CROP.  Tested 9:16 and it looked about the same as CROP in VP 4.05, though that isn't the precise aspect that you specified.  Give it a try.

 

crop.jpg

Wow thanks that actually does work on export. Good things to know.

 I've clicked enter on Aspect Ratio Conflict so many times I forgot how related it is to this.

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38 minutes ago, c_major said:

We removed to popup sometime (in fact long time) ago and think it might getting in the way when exporting.

We'll rethink this and put the option back in a better way.

Yeah I mean ultimately the preview arrangements should mirror exports I think. For example I put a watermark on a video but the mix of dimensions puts it in a different place so I've had to pre-edit a transparent pic of the watermark in video dimensions to get it right. And as of right now with custom resolutions I'm screen recording already exported clips to get the right dimensions.

It's great how responsive you guys are to things, is there any schedule on updates? 

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11 hours ago, 2001 said:

is there any schedule on updates?  

Yes, we are working hard and try to release regularly for every few weeks.

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15 hours ago, c_major said:

Yes, we are working hard and try to release regularly for every few weeks.

Great things. Hopefully somebody can bump this thread if an update is made on these particulars.  Everything else about VP runs pristine.

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2001,

SInce the TV/computer/ display video format is normally 9x16, old video formats will always appear with black vertical bands from both sides - we know that from old TV movies.  

Anyway you may try the Zoom Effect - normally we use after stabilizing the video clip and some black lines appearing from left/right/upper/down side. Just apply the necessary cutting procent from the side with such black lines - X1/X2/Y1/Y2 and specify the format used (16:9, or 4:3) and click at Maintain AR. Then the result zoom will avoid these lines from the stabilized video. 

Here is a simple demo:

https://youtu.be/3ByrusK7jaw    Squirrel 
https://youtu.be/hCFMCzDfBBI  Squirrel zoom demo

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8 hours ago, user007 said:

2001,

SInce the TV/computer/ display video format is normally 9x16, old video formats will always appear with black vertical bands from both sides - we know that from old TV movies.  

Anyway you may try the Zoom Effect - normally we use after stabilizing the video clip and some black lines appearing from left/right/upper/down side. Just apply the necessary cutting procent from the side with such black lines - X1/X2/Y1/Y2 and specify the format used (16:9, or 4:3) and click at Maintain AR. Then the result zoom will avoid these lines from the stabilized video. 

Here is a simple demo:

https://youtu.be/3ByrusK7jaw    Squirrel 
https://youtu.be/hCFMCzDfBBI  Squirrel zoom demo

Appreciate the knowledge. The crop clip feature by right clicking the video in menu and changing it to 1:1 or 4:3 is working great for me. I'm making gfycats so it's more about cropping width to maintain height versus zooming both. 

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