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#1 Harleyhead

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:17 PM

Sorry, I can't find this anywhere.
I recorded a couple of short videos on my iPhone in portrait and when I try to make a video production (in Videowave) and turn them into landscape, there are 2 big black bands on each side of the videos.
Is there any way to crop or edit the black out or expand the video so that the video fills the whole screen?
I've tried them both as MOV and AVI and the result is the same.
Thanks,
Darry

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 03:49 AM

 Harleyhead, on 05 January 2012 - 04:17 PM, said:

Sorry, I can't find this anywhere.
I recorded a couple of short videos on my iPhone in portrait and when I try to make a video production (in Videowave) and turn them into landscape, there are 2 big black bands on each side of the videos.
Is there any way to crop or edit the black out or expand the video so that the video fills the whole screen?
I've tried them both as MOV and AVI and the result is the same.
Thanks,
Darry

If you do, all those good looking women will look very fat !  

There is no way of filling the screen and still maintain the image purity.  What you can do is to change the color of the black bars to something more appealing.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:18 AM

Ratios are LAW!

If you don't want the bars, don't tilt the camera... :lol:
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:13 AM

Thanks sknis. I was afraid of that.
And Jim, in actual fact, you do tilt the camera - not tilting the camera is what caused the problem in the first place!
Thanks for the quick replys.
Cheers,
Darry

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 03:01 PM

Here are 2 iPod pics. Both list as 960 X 720 which is 4:3 ratio... However by turining the iPod we end up with:

4:3
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In no case can it ever take 16:9 picture so something has to give if added into a 16:9 Production :lol:

Yet the Movies is records are at 1280 X 720, which is 16:9... :huh:
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:16 PM

Hey Jim.
It's not an iPod I used but an iPhone. That might make a difference.
At any rate, I know to turn the phone sideways now which seems to avoid the problem or at least make the bars a lot smaller.
Cheers,
Darry

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:38 PM

 Harleyhead, on 06 January 2012 - 06:16 PM, said:

Hey Jim.
It's not an iPod I used but an iPhone. That might make a difference.
At any rate, I know to turn the phone sideways now which seems to avoid the problem or at least make the bars a lot smaller.
Cheers,
Darry

You will always get "black bars" if you hold a camera (and that includes iPhones) in a portrait orientation and then bring that image into the "landscape" orientation of a video editor.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 04:21 AM

They cannot be 'avoided' as long as your camera does not match the aspect ratio of your production...

I guess you have never noticed that not one single commercial movie plays on a widescreen TV properly, or even a movie theater screen. Black bars everytime :huh:

Most are going with a 1.85:1 ratio that nobody builds a screen at ;)

FYI, the iPhone 4S brags about "8 megapixels" which means nothing... Dig down and you find 3264 X 2448 which translates into a, way past its' prime, 4:3 ratio...

So ALL of your stills will be 4:3 or 3:4, depending on tilt, and you can't change that.

It is madding but there is nothing that can be done :(
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:08 AM

Thanks guys.
I've resigned myself to the black bars.
Cheers,
Darry




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