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Vista Resize Effects
Posted: 18 Sep 2007 04:51 AM
There have been several posts on resizing video (adding borders, cropping, stretching/squashing for fullscreen or widescreen, and fitting to screen). The following sample video of the custom Resize Effects shows some of the things you can now do.

To do this, I created a set of Custom Resize Effects for WMM 6.0. You can download and install them from my website using that link.


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Re: Vista Resize Effects
Posted: 18 Sep 2007 09:26 AM
Good job. But I have released the crop effects earlier: Crop for WMM6 ;-)

Furthermore as mentioned earlier I would like to point out that the resize doesnt really work for stretching a "video clip" that is 4:3 to 16:9 frame ratio. It stretches the picture inside 4:3 frame but output remains within 4:3 with two black borders. Try it with any sample video: While in 16L9 mode (From tools->options->advanced), place a sample video clip into timeline. It shows with two black borders on the sides. Now apply your effect. It changes the aspect rati of the pixels but the two black borders remain in place.Sad

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Re: Vista Resize Effects
Posted: 18 Sep 2007 11:31 AM
Rehan,

I reworked the Stretch to Widescreen... would you test it again? Also, I overlooked your Cropping effects before but have added them to the pinned post (view post 126998). Let me know if there are others I missed.

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Re: Vista Resize Effects
Posted: 19 Sep 2007 12:40 AM
Rehan, I tested my Resize: Stretch to Widescreen effect and it *is* working. I think you were looking at the old one which we know doesn't work. The new one uses a vertex shader to stretch it bigger than 4:3.

Here's a Resize to Widescreen Sample Video. The black bars on top and bottom are placed there by PutFile when they playback widescreen clips. It is a 16:9 video using 4:3 clips.

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Re: Vista Resize Effects
Posted: 19 Sep 2007 09:55 PM
Blaine. Yes its working alright. Well done.
However your maths is a bit confusing and perhaps spurious. The reason it is working is because you used two passes... (a nice trick!)

Basically any simple scaling as the one you provided before would work if applied in the second pass.

I changed your shader technique to:

technique ResizerScale
{
pass P0
{
VertexShader = compile vs_2_0 VS_Basic();
PixelShader = compile ps_2_0 PS_Basic();
}
pass P1
{
VertexShader = compile vs_2_0 VS_Scale();
PixelShader = compile ps_2_0 PS_Basic();
}
}


from

technique ResizerScale
{
pass P0
{
VertexShader = compile vs_2_0 VS_Basic();
PixelShader = compile ps_2_0 PS_Resizer();
}
pass P1
{
VertexShader = compile vs_2_0 VS_Scale();
PixelShader = compile ps_2_0 PS_PanZoom();
}
}


and it works fine as well.

But nevertheless you have hit upon the right idea by using multi-pass.

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Re: Vista Resize Effects
Posted: 19 Sep 2007 10:12 PM
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

More tests and it fails again :-(

Try this clip: Diana squashed. Can you unsquash it?

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Re: Vista Resize Effects
Posted: 30 Mar 2008 01:05 AM
can i get the .xml for the widescreen (no effect) because when i try to download the package, it says :the system administrator has policies to prevent this installation"
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Re: Vista Resize Effects
Posted: 30 Mar 2008 01:13 PM
Download the package, then right-click and choose 'Run as Administrator'.

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Re: Vista Resize Effects
Posted: 31 May 2008 07:02 AM
I downloaded and installed your package but i cannot see any new effects or anything in WMM. I am running Vista and WMM V6.6.6000.16386 if that helps.

Basically my camera for some reason has always filmed in 16:9 but i think it is in reality filming in 4:3 and just adding bars to create the right aspect ratio. WMM is then double barring it which looks stupid as all h*ll. I am hoping this package can help me overcome WMM double cropping my movies.

Thanks in Advance.
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Re: Vista Resize Effects
Posted: 31 May 2008 07:30 AM
Rehan's "Crop for WMM6" installed fine and works. Even though it is not the effect i was after it shows me that i can actually install 3rd party addons. So im thinking either the .MSI file i downloaded off your website isnt installing properly or there is some other issues. Im not a big fan of the .msi entension because i always seem to run into problems with them. If you can be bothered could you possibly release a .exe installer?

The movie is for a comp and it would be really good if i could have it in a decent aspect ratio :P

Thanks again.
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Re: Vista Resize Effects
Posted: 31 May 2008 09:37 AM
Crop effects do not use custom DLL and therefore its successful installation cannot say anything about those custom effects packages that use custom DLL such as my ShaderTFX or Blaines' package.

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Re: Vista Resize Effects
Posted: 21 Jun 2008 04:26 PM
i like adding them combined with the Spin transition.
Try it out.

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Re: Vista Resize Effects
Posted: 22 Jun 2008 06:57 AM
Which spin transitions do you mean? Or do you mean the effects?

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Re: Vista Resize Effects
Posted: 22 Jun 2008 04:39 PM
the spin transition. isn't there one? like because if you make the clip a little smaller, then add the spin transition it looks a little better.

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Re: Vista Resize Effects
Posted: 01 Jul 2008 04:14 AM
Whenever I try to run the installer, a pop-up window appears saying: "A network error occurred while attemptin to read from the file: C:\Users\Will\Downloads\CustomResize[1].msi". What does this mean?
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Re: Vista Resize Effects
Posted: 12 Jul 2008 06:21 AM
I've just found this effects package and it works really well and has stopped me tearing my remaining hair out!
It makes WMM far more useful and why such effects weren't included in the first place is a total mystery to me.
Thank you very very much for all your hard work.
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Re: Vista Resize Effects
Posted: 06 Sep 2008 04:38 PM
I'm having the same problem as firestar120 with installing the effects.
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Re: Vista Resize Effects
Posted: 07 Sep 2008 05:56 PM
Save the .msi file to your hard disk first, then run it. Sometimes, if you try to 'Run' it directly it fails with that error.

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Re: Vista Resize Effects
Posted: 07 Sep 2008 06:58 PM
Also after saving it, right click on the file, click on properties and on the General tab, click unblock, then ok. You should be able to install after that.

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Re: Vista Resize Effects
Posted: 02 Jan 2009 05:49 PM
Hey,

I tried all the suggestions above, but I can not locate the Resize Effects option anywhere. After downloading, should it appear under effects in Windows Movie Maker? When I try Import Media Items, I get the following message:

"The file C:\Users\Downloads\CustomResize(5).msi cannot be imported because the codec required to play the file is not installed on your computer. If you have already tried to download and install the codec, close and restart Windows Movie Maker, and then try to import the file again."

What can I do? I'm going nuts not being able to adjust all clips in my movie to one screen size!
Thank you!
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Re: Vista Resize Effects
Posted: 02 Jan 2009 09:08 PM
You are suppose to "Double Click" the file "C:\Users\Downloads\CustomResize(5).msi" Its an installer that installs Considerate guy's re-size effects, then they will appear in movie maker.

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Re: Vista Resize Effects
Posted: 28 Feb 2009 09:25 PM
I went to this site, and the effects seem like they would really be great for my current project. But is it possible for you to give me the actual code for the effects? My computer wont allow me to download, so im much better with the actual codes. Thanks :)
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Re: Vista Resize Effects
Posted: 01 Mar 2009 12:12 AM
The .msi installation file is required. It registers and installs the files to the correct places. And if your computer won't allow you to download then, you must not be admin? It would be useless if he gave you the "actual codes" anyway because you need admin privileges to move the file to make these work.

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Re: Vista Resize Effects
Posted: 05 Mar 2009 05:45 PM
i've already made the files and im good at getting the codes and putting then in the notepad...to get them onto wmm. I just can't download cuz im not admin.
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Re: Vista Resize Effects
Posted: 05 Mar 2009 07:37 PM
If you can add your own effects to WMM then you must be admin, because you need write privileges to be able to create files inside the shared directory. (%programsfiles%\movie maker\shared\) How did you get the code to this without installing, it isn't just floating around the net somewhere... (At least i think...)

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