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Dondel is not online. Last active: 12/13/2004 6:36:49 AM Dondel
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Croping Video
Posted: 04 Dec 2004 08:19 AM
Hi,

Is there any way I can crop my .wmv video files in order to eliminate unwanted edges?

Help!
dlk is not online. Last active: 7/2/2011 1:14:29 PM dlk
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Re: Croping Video
Posted: 04 Dec 2004 09:55 AM
Hi,
Pixelan has an effects package that includes some crop effects,
such as Crop all 4%, Crop left or right, or top or bottom .5%
I use them and they work fine....but once you crop, the video
is resized to fit the screen...so you can lose quality. You could
mask the edges with an overlay or border...but you may not
like that look either.

dlk
Dondel is not online. Last active: 12/13/2004 6:36:49 AM Dondel
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Re: Croping Video
Posted: 04 Dec 2004 09:59 AM
Thanks!

1) Where can I get the Pixelan effects package?
2) How do you mask the edges?

Dondel
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Re: Croping Video
Posted: 04 Dec 2004 10:35 AM
Dondel,
If you are not familiar with Pixelan...I left out
a key point. $$ But...they are not too bad,
$14 dollars for 1 pack.
The web page is
www.pixelan.com
click on the spicefx packs
this is the pack you want
http://www.pixelan.com/mm/packE1.htm

now...to do a border....read through this thread
http://www.windowsmoviemakers.net/Forums/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=7753

it's a bit long...but it will give you the details to crop at the top
and bottom...You can use a little creativity to create a frame
in paint(rotate 90 degrees)

hope that helps

dlk
Rehan is not online. Last active: 5/8/2012 5:49:17 PM Rehan
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Re: Croping Video
Posted: 04 Dec 2004 01:52 PM
There are other options:

1. Windows Media Encoder. It will allow you to crop without resizing. That is if you crop 10 pixels from bottom of a movie of 320x240, the result would be 320x230. To do that in the Video Size tab choose Cropping: method: Custom and Resize: method: No Resing

2. Use my Pan zoom effects to create a static zoom effect. For example to crop away 10% from the bottom of a movie the following would zoom into the B area of the grid.

<Effect name="R90 Static Zoom B" iconid="0">
<Param name="X1" value="0.05" />
<Param name="Y1" value="0.0" />
<Param name="Size1" value="0.9" />
<Param name="X2" value="0.05" />
<Param name="Y2" value="0.0" />
<Param name="Size2" value="0.9" />
</Effect>


Instructions: first install the pan zoom effects and then add the above effect in the xml file: C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\shared\AddOnTFX\rehanpz.xml.

This would crop the 10% and resize the rest to fit into the full output size of the video.

Hope it helps.

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DavidBenAriel is not online. Last active: 2/17/2009 8:51:36 PM DavidBenAriel
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Re: Croping Video
Posted: 17 Feb 2009 08:51 PM
How about cropping the bottom quarter of everything? Is that possible?
Malina23 is not online. Last active: 9/8/2010 9:38:33 AM Malina23
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Re: Croping Video
Posted: 08 Sep 2010 09:38 AM
I prefer to use VidCrop PRO.
It can crop video, resize it. VidCrop PRO supports most popular video formats *.AVI, *.WMV, *.MPEG, *.MOV, *.3GP, *.MP4. Result movie file would be avi, wmv, mpeg1, mpeg2, 3gp, mp4 and it will be controlled with width, height, frames per second and other codec properties.
http://www.geovid.com/VidCrop_PRO/
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