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How to crop an entire 4K (3840 x 2160) footage to 1920 x 1080 (HD)?
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JocelynL [Avatar]
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Hi,

Is it possible with PD16 ?


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Quote Hi,

Is it possible with PD16 ?


Regards


I have recorded at 1080P and when I compile I select 4K and upload to youtube and youtube displays it at 4k when its not. So I am thinking the same thing would apply when you compule just select 1080p

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It's a good idea ! I will test it.

I am doing something like that ... by cropping the 3840 x 2160 footage to 1920 x 1080 during post process.
Ref.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmH618dLTVc
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I have to say: No, I tried and it's results are not acceptable.

Hatti

Camera: Sony FDR-AX33,
Parameter: MP4 H.264, 20000 kB/s

4K original clip (YT converted into FHD?):



Full HD cropped with PD16




Full HD cropped with competitor

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Eugen157
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Joycelyn,

I obviously must be missing something. Why not just re-encode from UHD to HD instead of cropping.?



And if the video is created in HD then maintaining that format will always be your best quality. Re-encoding to 4K will degrade the PQ because the resolution is still only HD but encoding noise and artifacts have now been added.

What do I not see?

Eugene

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ynotfish
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Hi Jocelyn -

In the video you linked, the initial 24-600mm zoom was done in-camera & the 600-1200mm zoom was done in post. I have the predecessor to that camera which has the same long zoom, but haven't replicated the same steps here.

Yes you can crop an entire UHD video to FullHD. As Eugene posted, you can also just render to 1080p without cropping. Alternatively, you can apply zoom from the full UHD screen to 25% which gives you 1920x1080.



This is UHD (3840x2160) produced to FullHD (1920x1080): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcoiIVZC_fE

This is UHD (3840x2160) cropped & produced to FullHD (1920x1080): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBt5qP63C40

This is UHD (3840x2160) zoomed & produced to FullHD (1920x1080): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN__vCGebkM

Unlike Hatti, I have no tested with any other NLE.

Cheers - Tony
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