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guerchele is not online. Last active: 8/17/2007 5:10:48 PM guerchele
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Crop for WMM 6
Posted: 16 Jul 2007 04:06 PM
Hi everybody out there,

I have a Sony DV Camera which reads my old analog 8mm tapes. The problem is that the clips I got on my computer come with some noise in the bottom, so I need a filter which would crop 8 pixels from the bottom and I would get rid of the noise. Does anyone know of a free downloadable filter for WMM 6?

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Re: Crop for WMM 6
Posted: 29 Jul 2007 09:50 PM
welcome to the forum...
Use Vdub to crop the video before bringing it into MM...don't know if there is a filter for that or not...

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Re: Crop for WMM 6
Posted: 03 Aug 2007 10:57 PM
Crop is not that difficult. All you need is a fixed zoom to appropriate value such as 5% or 10%. For example:


<TransitionsAndEffects Version="2.8" specialiconfileid="2057" specialiconresourceid="101">
<Effects>
<EffectDLL guid="TFX">
<Effect name="RehanFX: Crop Left 10%" iconid="2" guid="RehanFX: Crop Left 10%" ShaderModel="2">
<Param name="Animation" value="FXPanZoom" />
<Param name="FXFile" value="Parity.fx" />
<Param name="Technique" value="PanZoom" />
<Semantics>
<TextureViewport type="float4" value="0.1,0.05,0.9,0.9"/>
</Semantics>
</Effect>
</EffectDLL>
</Effects>
</TransitionsAndEffects>


This crop effect preserves the aspect ratio while zooming in to the 90% rectangle on right, leaving 10% area on left.

Download this package for 15 readymade crop effects (3 on each side and 3 on center)
RehanFX Crop Effects Pack.

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Re: Crop for WMM 6
Posted: 07 Aug 2007 09:17 AM
Thanks. I'll give it a try when I get back home in the evening.
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Re: Crop for WMM 6
Posted: 13 Mar 2008 09:26 PM
DL-ed this today, just wanted to say thank you, it's exactly what I needed :)
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Re: Crop for WMM 6
Posted: 05 Jun 2008 05:53 PM
woah the RehanFX crop effects are awesome ty!
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Re: Crop for WMM 6
Posted: 05 Jun 2008 05:53 PM
woah the RehanFX crop effects are awesome ty!
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Re: Crop for WMM 6
Posted: 24 Aug 2008 10:40 PM
Rehan, how can I just slice 40 px off each side of the frame on the source? The clips I downloaded from the camera aer 720 x 480, but the final size should be 640 x 480 (4:3).

How can I accomplish this?

Joe Parsons
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Re: Crop for WMM 6
Posted: 25 Aug 2008 02:23 PM
The frame size 720x480 is the standard size for NTSC DV AVI capture. However it is still supposed to be 4:3. This is because the pixels are not square. When you play this video what is the frame size you get in the player?

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Re: Crop for WMM 6
Posted: 25 Aug 2008 03:39 PM
I get that frame size, but when I encode it with Flash (I use a hosting service), the image size is 400 x 300, but there are bars on top and bottom and the images is not proprortional--it's squashed.

The workaround I've been using has been to Publish at "VHS" or "Portble Media" settings. That gives me 640 x 480 and seems to work okay.

I didn't know that the pixel shape was different--I was wondering about the apparent conflict in aspect ratio.

Is there any "hidden" setting in WMM to get the 640x480 but at a higherquality?

Thanks!

Joe Parsons
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Re: Crop for WMM 6
Posted: 26 Aug 2008 06:27 AM
If none of the built in saving profiles is satisfactory, you can make your own.

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Re: Crop for WMM 6
Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:24 PM
i Tryed downloading it but it says i have to have move maker 6.0..but i do.. i think, i have a vista and it came with a wmm but it doesn't say what version..but im pretty sure its 6.0 cus ppl say that the one that comes with the vista..what should i do?
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Re: Crop for WMM 6
Posted: 13 Sep 2008 01:10 PM
There's just a lil problem when I installed your pack. When I went to check these effects in demo, nothing cropped! IIRC, after I installed this, it asked if I either needed to install using recommended settings, or if it was installed correctly. I chose the latter. Is that why?
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Re: Crop for WMM 6
Posted: 28 Feb 2009 10:20 PM
I used the crop 10% to the left and it works great! But is there a code to crop a video 10% up?? I could really use that. Thanks
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Re: Crop for WMM 6
Posted: 09 Aug 2010 06:22 PM
Can you tell me how to edit the size of the crop? that would be greatly apreciated :)

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Re: Crop for WMM 6
Posted: 03 Jun 2011 09:04 PM
Can someone tell me how to get a crop all 20% effect?

Thanks!
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Re: Crop for WMM 6
Posted: 03 Jun 2011 09:42 PM
Try the following custom effect:


<TransitionsAndEffects Version="2.8">
<Effects>
<EffectDLL guid="TFX">
<Effect name="Crop All 20%" iconid="5" guid="Crop All 20%" ShaderModel="2">
<Param name="Animation" value="FXPanZoom" />
<Param name="FXFile" value="Parity.fx" />
<Param name="Technique" value="PanZoom" />
<Semantics>
<TextureViewport type="float4" value="0.1,0.1,0.8,0.8" />
</Semantics>
</Effect>
</EffectDLL>
</Effects>
</TransitionsAndEffects>

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Re: Crop for WMM 6
Posted: 05 Jun 2011 02:27 PM
Thank you so much! I'm not sure how to add custom effects into Windows Movie Maker. Is there a guide on the forum or something?
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Re: Crop for WMM 6
Posted: 05 Jun 2011 09:40 PM
Yes; see Rob's pinned post for instructions on how to add custom effects to Movie Maker.

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Re: Crop for WMM 6
Posted: 12 Jun 2011 06:08 PM
It worked! Thank you so much! :D
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Re: Crop for WMM 6
Posted: 12 Jun 2011 09:35 PM
You're welcome; glad that did the trick.

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