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I'm putting together a pop music video. The majority of viewers will look at in portrait mode on their mobile phone.

I have footage that is in landcape format. The people are in center screen so will fit nicely in portrait mode.

I have the latest Powerbuilder suite. I'm building the video in PowerBuilder. I have the whole Power suite of apps.

There must be a way of trimming my imported video from landscape to portrait. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Quote I'm putting together a pop music video. The majority of viewers will look at in portrait mode on their mobile phone.

I have footage that is in landcape format. The people are in center screen so will fit nicely in portrait mode.

I have the latest Powerbuilder suite. I'm building the video in PowerBuilder. I have the whole Power suite of apps.

There must be a way of trimming my imported video from landscape to portrait. Any suggestions? Thanks.


If I understand right want to convert video in 16x9 format to 9x16 see the video, accompany the mouse.

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If I understand right want to convert video in 16x9 format to 9x16 see the video, accompany the mouse.






Thanks very much. I'm following your tutorial video now. Don't delete it yet. I might need to refer to it again. I may ask you questions. Bravo.

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If I understand right want to convert video in 16x9 format to 9x16 see the video, accompany the mouse.





Hi. I am following your tutorial but I have a problem.

See my 3 attached images.


  1. an image from my original landscape video

  2. I changed it to 9.16 as you did but got this distortion. What have I done wrong?

  3. this image I prepared outside PowerDirector. It shows the 9.16 video view I intend.



Have you any suggestions. Thanks. Neil
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Hi. I am following your tutorial but I have a problem.

See my 3 attached images.


  1. an image from my original landscape video

  2. I changed it to 9.16 as you did but got this distortion. What have I done wrong?

  3. this image I prepared outside PowerDirector. It shows the 9.16 video view I intend.



Have you any suggestions. Thanks. Neil


Thanks for the feedback

Pictures 1 and 2 are not here for me to see

After you add the videos to the timeline, change the "Set Project aspect ratio" box to "9:16"

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Thanks for the feedback

Pictures 1 and 2 are not here for me to see

After you add the videos to the timeline, change the "Set Project aspect ratio" box to "9:16"



Hi again.

Thanks for your feedback.

My problem comes from "Pasting key attributes". Refer to my attached jpg, which shows the original landscape image and video, and the distorted portrait version of the video..

As you instructed I dropped a photo jpg and a video onto the timeline, selected them and set 9:16.

I then adjusted the photo of the unhappy couple to fit portrait, and clicked "copy frame attributes"

I then selected my video clip and applied "Paste keyframe attributes" The clip then become a distorted closeup of friendly couple.

I find it impossible to avoid that distortion. That's the problem.

How can I fix that? Maybe it's necessary to use the PowerDirector "Crop, zoom and pan" supertool. Have you used that?

All the best.

Neil
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Now I've seen your project have videos in 16:9 format (landscape) and photo in format (portrait) 9:16

Must apply (Paste Keyframe Attributes) only to videos or photos what is 16:9 format (landscape)

To select only the 16: 9 material in the timeline.

Holding the Ctrl key, click on material 16: 9

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Quote Now I've seen your project have videos in 16:9 format (landscape) and photo in format (portrait) 9:16

Must apply (Paste Keyframe Attributes) only to videos or photos what is 16:9 format (landscape)

To select only the 16: 9 material in the timeline.

Holding the Ctrl key, click on material 16: 9


The images and videos imported into the project are all 16.9 landscape. The produced final video is all 9.16 portrait.

My problem is that when I add a the Keyframe Attributes I've copied from the image, now 9.16, to the imported 16.9 video. I can't adjust the imported video, now in 9.16, so the action is not distorted.

My video example, attached, shows a landscape of a boy and girl embracing. You can see that when I convert it to portrait it distorts the boy and girl. I can't adjust it to get a normal undistorted video of them.
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Hi NEILPH -

What you are trying to do is not that complicated, if I understand you properly.

Have a look at this screen capture. I believe it shows what you're trying to do.



As AVPlayVideo said, you can only copy & paste keyframe attributes between videos/phots that have the same aspect ratio. Anything else will result in distortion.

Cheers - Tony
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NEILPH [Avatar]
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Quote Hi NEILPH -

What you are trying to do is not that complicated, if I understand you properly.

Have a look at this screen capture. I believe it shows what you're trying to do.



As AVPlayVideo said, you can only copy & paste keyframe attributes between videos/phots that have the same aspect ratio. Anything else will result in distortion.

Cheers - Tony


Tony

I think I've cracked it. My problem [I think] was that I was trying to manually resize the second clip after pasting in the attributes from the first photo.

I might have to come back to you.

Thanks
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Quote Hi NEILPH -

What you are trying to do is not that complicated, if I understand you properly.

Have a look at this screen capture. I believe it shows what you're trying to do.



As AVPlayVideo said, you can only copy & paste keyframe attributes between videos/phots that have the same aspect ratio. Anything else will result in distortion.

Cheers - Tony


Hi Tony. I still have a problem converting landscape objects to portrait. I followed the instructions in your YouTube video. It worked. Everything went portrait without distortion.

I wasn't 100% sure I understood it but it worked.

Now I have more landscape images and videos to the project. The first image converted OK to portrait. But then to my horror the videos I'd previously coverted to portrait reverted to landscape.

Here's roughly what I'm doing...

1. I selected the new clip and converted it to 9:16 on the top dropdown menu.
2. I dragged the new image\clip to the timeline. [should I have selected them all again with an outline and dragged them all onto the timeline again?]
3. I selected the first item on the timeline, [a text .jpg created in Paint3D] and used the right-click menu to copy its key frame attributes.
4. I pasted those keyframe attributes to the ensuing images\clips. Everyone of them reverted to landscape, [see the attached screen dump].


It's got to be something simple but I can't see it. Can you. Thanks Neil.
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It's got to be something simple but I can't see it. Can you?


Yes - you've copied the keyframe attributes from a 9:16 object (the text jpg) and pasted them onto 16:9 objects.

You're trying to make a 9:16 video, so do NOT change any of your 9:16 media. It's just right as it is.

In a 9:16 project:

  1. Select one 16:9 object (video or photo)

  2. Resize & reposition it to match the 9:16 frame

  3. Copy its keyframe attributes

  4. Paste the keyframe attributes onto the remaining 16:9 media

  5. Insert the 9:16 objects (text, photos etc) where you want on the timeline - DO NOT change them by pasting any keyframe attributes!



Cheers - Tony
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