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I have a short video of dimensions 1280 X 720 pixels. My requirement is to use it for  FB ads by making it 1080 X 1080 pixels.  The plan is to do it in 2 steps.

1.       Scale the video to 84% (0.84) in both the directions so that the depth/width becomes 1075pixels(which can be taken as 1080 for practical purpose).

2.       Crop the video by in 1:1 ratio so that it becomes 1075 X 1075 pixels, which serves the requirement.


I executed step 1 but after that there is some blank space in display area as the dimensions of display area remains the same, even after scaling. This results in my video not occupying the designated area fully.


How to solve it by eliminating the blank space? Please help.




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Using VP 7.11 (Latest version)

Note that changing the AR from 16:9 (1280 x 720) to 1:1 (1080 x 1080) means that you will lose the sides of the image. There is no need to use any effects to achieve this....

  • Put the 1280 x 720 clip on the timeline.
  • Click Export Video --- Video File
  • Enter Name --- Destination folder--- FileFormat  etc. e.g. .avi
  • Click the Resolution down arrow to the right of the box
  • Select 1080 x 1080 from the list
  • For Widescreen fit select Crop and Zoom 
  • Click Create

The exported file will be 1080 x 1080



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