Vertical Render

SullyPanda76us wrote on 6/8/2020, 11:44 PM

Hi, I have a vertical project (9:16) that need to render as MPEG4. But for some reason, MPEG-4 output doesn't let me change ratio.

"workaround" is to render it as "motion jpeg avi", and then convert it in "another video editor", which don't make sense of course.

Am I doing anything wrong in VPX (version 17.0.3)

And changing the value does nothing:

Thanks for any help!

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CubeAce wrote on 6/9/2020, 3:05 AM

@SullyPanda76us

Hi Sully.

When you set up the project what ratio did you put in for the project? I think the output ratio has to match the project ratio. Have a look under File / Settings / Movie.

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johnebaker wrote on 6/9/2020, 3:50 AM

@SullyPanda76us

Hi

See this tutorial.

John EB

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SullyPanda76us wrote on 6/10/2020, 12:19 AM

@SullyPanda76us

Hi

See this tutorial.

John EB

@johnebaker , i have seen your great tutorial. I have the exact same problem that reports user @newmexd  on that post: Movie is correctlly configured, but on the mpeg4 export window, aspect ratio rejects any option different from the 3 provided.

 

SullyPanda76us wrote on 6/10/2020, 12:41 AM

Ok, i fixed it:

 

If anyone has the same problem, the solution is that it's mandatory to select "user settings" on the startup screen.

If you select a "traditional" setting, it will not work, even if you modify dimensions afterwards.

AAProds wrote on 6/10/2020, 2:37 AM

Must be a problem with VPX because all exports OK here with MEP. In MEP, all I have to do is insert the ratios as the actual movie size ie "1080:1920" instead of "9:16". MEP then inserts 9:16 into the ratio boxes (Movie Settings and Export). In the "Section" effects, I click "Like Movie" to get the selection box correct.

johnebaker wrote on 6/10/2020, 4:47 AM

@SullyPanda76us

Hi

. . . . If you select a "traditional" setting, it will not work, even if you modify dimensions afterwards. . . .

It does work, however you do not get what you were expecting as the export ie if you set the AR and resolution to for example 42:9, you do get a 42:9 AR video on export however the actual clip will maintain its default AR (16:9 in this example) and is pillar boxed as shown below

The screenshot below is from the same project with the projct resolution set to 1920 x 412 and 42:9 AR. MP4 export also set to the same resolution and AR with the video clip adjusted to fit full screen ie a crop.


@AAProds

. . . . Must be a problem with VPX because all exports OK here with MEP . . .

No problem with VPX it works the same as for MEP.

John EB

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Scenestealer wrote on 6/11/2020, 6:32 AM

@AAProds @CubeAce @SullyPanda76us @johnebaker @me_again @sunago

Magix appear have made importing and exporting to portrait formats more straight forward with the latest VPX12:-

Video Pro X offers vertical project and export templates, which are especially useful for smartphone recordings and social media posts. Videos filmed in portrait mode are automatically recognized and adjusted in Video Pro X.

Read more: https://www.magix.com/us/video/video-pro-x/functions/

Check it out if you have VPX12 or the trial version.

Peter

 

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SullyPanda76us wrote on 7/4/2020, 10:51 PM

Thanks @Scenestealer

Funny that my 2 last subscription renews decisions where based on bug-fixes instead of new features

[...]

Magix appear have made importing and exporting to portrait formats more straight forward with the latest VPX12:-

Video Pro X offers vertical project and export templates, which are especially useful for smartphone recordings and social media posts. Videos filmed in portrait mode are automatically recognized and adjusted in Video Pro X.

Read more: https://www.magix.com/us/video/video-pro-x/functions/

Check it out if you have VPX12 or the trial version.

Peter