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Hello. I recorded footage that was supposed to be 4:3 but accidentally became a 16:9 video. Now I want to fix this by using VideoPad to export the video to 4:3. The problem is, that VideoPad adds black bars to the top and bottom of the video. I assume that VideoPad does this so I maintain the aspect ratio. But I do not want to maintain the aspect ratio, I want to change it. (to 4:3) Cropping the image is no option, as important parts would be lost. To make it more clear with an example: 1. This would be the the original video file. It should be 4:3 (perfect squares) but is 16:9 (stretched squares) instead: 2. This is the video that I want VideoPad to export. The aspect ratio changed to 4:3 to remove the stretching and to get the perfect squares: 3. But this is the video that I actually get from video pad. Same unwanted aspect ratio, but with black bars added: What I do: I click on export, I manually insert the exact 4:3 resolution that I want. Then I get to choose: "Crop Edges" "Resize to Fit" "Cancel" I chose "Resize to Fit". Crop is no valid option. I get the same stretched visuals from the picture at 1., but with parts of the image missing on the left and the right: So please tell me that there is a way to actually change the aspect ratio of videos with your software. (And not just the resolution of the file, while the video stays the same, with black bars top+bottom or information missing left+right.) Re-recording the footage is not possible, and I don't think that I'm asking for sorcery.
Hi, I'm trying to make a 720x480 video using what should be 720x480 clips. However, when I imported the clips into VideoPad, the program changed the image and made it skinnier (I think to a 4:3 format) and also added black bars on the sides. I've tried seeing if the crop option would work to get rid of these bars, but the bars don't even show up under the crop effect. The zoom effect doesn't help either as using it would lose more of the video than I wish to. Adjusting the aspect ratio of the output file seems to have no effect on removing the bars either. Originally I was making a video with the same source on Windows Movie Maker (which did not have this issue) and I downloaded VideoPad after it kept freezing on me. I just want to be able to make my video in the format intended.