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Video imports stretching and cropping (SOLVED) 1 year, 5 months ago #147756

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Hello,

Video files that I import appear to be getting squished and cropped to fit into the frame. Which, doesn't really make sense to begin with because the video is already 1080p. I can not resize or move the video either to recover the footage that should be off screen, as it imports as is shown in the screen shot with nothing off-screen.

What the video-player is showing in the right of the screenshot is the same file I imported, and what is showing in the sequence picture is the same point of the video, imported with no change made to it on my end.

I'm using Lightworks x64 (14.0.0.0) on a Windows 7. The file type is MP4
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Re: Video imports stretching and cropping 1 year, 5 months ago #147762

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First, I would check that you can't change the shape of the right hand viewer in a manner that changes the aspect ratio. Currently, it's roughly 1.87 compared to the Lightworks viewer, which (after rough measurements from your still) looks correct. In Lightworks, this remains locked as you change the viewer size.
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Re: Video imports stretching and cropping 1 year, 5 months ago #147763

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If I alter the right-hand viewer is just re-scales the video to fit. And even if I were to squish it to resemble lightwork's, shouldn't lightworks still be importing the full-image? You can tell in the video-player that there are large sections on the right-side and left-side of the image that have been completely cut-off when imported into lightwork. It has never force-cropped anything for me before, even videos shot in portrait-format...

(It should be noted that I have filmed with this camera, and edited the footage in lightworks for over a year without it ever having done this before)
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Re: Video imports stretching and cropping 1 year, 5 months ago #147767

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Yes, it is cropping the sides in Lightworks. Your video should 16:9, which is what the Lightworks viewer seems to be.

Find out more about the source media, please follow the directions in this sticky, so that users can see the technical details of your video.

www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=23&id=66072&Itemid=81

EDIT Also, check your project setting (top left corner) to see if anything has changed.
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Re: Video imports stretching and cropping 1 year, 5 months ago #147771

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Nothing has changed so far as I can tell.

Is this the sort of source media details you need?

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Re: Video imports stretching and cropping 1 year, 5 months ago #147787

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This file should show up as 16:9 full frame in Lightworks.

Is the original 16:9 full frame or is it 4:3, or something else?

Have you checked "Project.Video.Conversions", it should show "Full frame" for both parameters ("narrow as wide", "wide as narrow"), and also "Project.Video.Letterbox", it should show the lines to adjust cropping unchanged (full out, top and bottom values zero)?
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Re: Video imports stretching and cropping 1 year, 5 months ago #147788

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In the letterbox menu, you can click on "from picture" to see if that correctly sets it up.

Re: Video imports stretching and cropping 1 year, 5 months ago #147792

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Re: Video imports stretching and cropping 1 year, 5 months ago #147795

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-- is assumed to be 16:9 by default and stretched to full frame, based on whatever standard (I don't know which), no way to select 4:3 on import.
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Re: Video imports stretching and cropping 1 year, 5 months ago #147796

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@Hugly The original file has not had its ratio changed, the only thing I've done to it is converted it through eye-frame which has not changed its aspect ratio. It is also the after-eye-frame video that I've provided details for, and so it is not until importing into lightworks that it becomes cropped and stretched.

Project.Video.Conversions is set at 'Full Frame' for both perameters, letterbox showing 0/0 also.


@Briandrys If while the in marker is over the video in the timeline I hit 'From Picture' it changes the Bottom 0 to a 1, but does not change how it appears in the sequence viewer. The image remains cropped and squished


Edit: If I change the aspect ratio of the project's output to PAL 4:3 the entire video is shown. Obviously, I can't use this because it is no longer the 90s, but definitely shows that it is on the lightworks end rather than the video's

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Re: Video imports stretching and cropping 1 year, 5 months ago #147801

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Grim and Grim,

Aspect ratio handling in Lightworks isn't very intuitive.

Please, let's go back one step.

What is the origal aspect ratio. I assume 4:3. Is this correct?
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Re: Video imports stretching and cropping 1 year, 5 months ago #147803

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I'm going to move this into bugs, where it should catch the developers' eye.

The 1440 may be a factor.

Re: Video imports stretching and cropping 1 year, 5 months ago #147805

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@Hugly

In lightworks I had the output set as "1080p (SF) 25 Fps"

The MediaInfo says the raw video file was "Display aspect ratio : 16:9"

Sorry if that is now what you meant, I'm kind of amateur.

@Briandys

Has there been any sort of update to lightworks? It still says it is version 14, but aside from re-signing in this morning I can't think of anything I would have changed. This is all pretty much the same set-up that I've used for over a year...
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Re: Video imports stretching and cropping 1 year, 5 months ago #147806

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I'm asking for the aspect ratio of your original footage.
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Re: Video imports stretching and cropping 1 year, 5 months ago #147807

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Briandrys,

I can exactly describe what's going on and how to fix with the free version, may I continue ?
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