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Jonny93 [Avatar]
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Hello!



I recently bought an UltraWide 3440x1440 monitor with 21:9 aspect ratio and I would like to render a video in PD14 at 3440x1440 but even with a custom profile, I can get the video to render at 3440x1440 but when I play it, I find that the video itself is inside a 16:9 black box due to the program's limited project aspect ratio of 16:9 (or the useless 4:3) which means that I can only see a 16:9 video no matter what resolution I render it at. My question is: is there any workaround for that? Because PD is my favorite rendering software and I don't want to switch to another.

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Jirka.Bolech
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In my humble opinion, there isn't much sense in trying to adopt your videos aspect ratio to the monitor unless you don't mind losing part of the image. If you play a 16:9 video on a 21:9 monitor, you get black bars at sides. If you, in any ways, manage to render the same video without losing anything or distorting the proportions with 21:9 aspect ratio, you get the same black bars at sides. No deal!
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Quote: In my humble opinion, there isn't much sense in trying to adopt your videos aspect ratio to the monitor unless you don't mind losing part of the image. If you play a 16:9 video on a 21:9 monitor, you get black bars at sides. If you, in any ways, manage to render the same video without losing anything or distorting the proportions with 21:9 aspect ratio, you get the same black bars at sides. No deal!


Thanks for the reply. I think you got me wrong here. I am recording gaming videos at 3440x1440 but I want to edit and render them at the same resolution with PD14, that's all.
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Jirka.Bolech
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Well, I don't think PowerDirector can render at 21:9 aspect ratio. You could perhaps produce the videos with black bars at the top and bottom and then crop them. I use idoo video cropper for that kind of thing (http://www.idooeditor.com/idoo-video-cropper.htm)…
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welcome to the forum

Quote: Hello!



I recently bought an UltraWide 3440x1440 monitor with 21:9 aspect ratio and I would like to render a video in PD14 at 3440x1440 but even with a custom profile, I can get the video to render at 3440x1440 but when I play it, I find that the video itself is inside a 16:9 black box due to the program's limited project aspect ratio of 16:9 (or the useless 4:3) which means that I can only see a 16:9 video no matter what resolution I render it at. My question is: is there any workaround for that? Because PD is my favorite rendering software and I don't want to switch to another.




try my tutorial -> https://youtu.be/OOpCKvWB5RU (updated 22Nov1

modifying the Profile.ini is identical to all PD version...



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