Padding widescreen MP4 file

lennich

New member
I have a widescreen MP4 file 1280x544 which I want to pad to 1280x720 with blackspace at top and bottom i.e. I want the image to still be the original size.

So far I haven't worked out how to do that in Videoredo. Is it possible?
 

tobyW

Member
Have you tried the Cropping and Resizing button in the profile editor?

Load your file, then proceed through the Save As sequence, but take the oppurtunity to click the Profile Options button.
This brings up the profile editor: set your desired resolution, then click CroppingAndResizing.
This will show the currently selected frame, with Top/Bottom/Left/Right adjusters.
Positive numbers clip the image, negative numbers insert black bars. Click OK.
Hope this helps.
 

Dan203

Senior Developer
Staff member
You can also do it automatically. Set the resolution you want. Set the aspect to 16x9. Then set the aspect mode to letterbox/pillar box.
 

lennich

New member
Yes, I think I've tried everything. I get the black bars with using negative cropping numbers but the resolution remains the same as the original even though I've set max resolution to 1280x720. (The original is 1280x544.) In the output file definitions file there is a <BORDER> tag but it doesn't seem to make any difference.

Have you tried the Cropping and Resizing button in the profile editor?

Load your file, then proceed through the Save As sequence, but take the oppurtunity to click the Profile Options button.
This brings up the profile editor: set your desired resolution, then click CroppingAndResizing.
This will show the currently selected frame, with Top/Bottom/Left/Right adjusters.
Positive numbers clip the image, negative numbers insert black bars. Click OK.
Hope this helps.
 

lennich

New member
Aspect mode? Don't recall seeing that setting. I have tried the other two things and negative cropping.

You can also do it automatically. Set the resolution you want. Set the aspect to 16x9. Then set the aspect mode to letterbox/pillar box.
 

lennich

New member
Ah, OK, I tried that. The problem is the output file always continues to be 1280x544 and I want it to be 1280x720. I can't seem to force this.

I want the picture area to remain 1280x544 but a top and bottom border to pad the file out to 1280x720.

Sorry, it's labeled "aspect correction" not aspect mode.
 

Dan203

Senior Developer
Staff member
Sorry. To force the resolution change you have to change the profile to "force recode".
 
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