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MarkS001 [Avatar]
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Hello,

I shoot business vids in 16:9 (1280x720) for YouTube and some SM but otherwise want to crop it to 1:1 (1080x1080) because it works in just about every post/ad/story format in FB/IG/LI.

I'm new to PD365 and my first couple vids back in April I was able to apply a 1:1 crop to a 16:9 clip during editing and then output to 1080x1080. Now, I can't seem to.

I can apply the 1:1 crop and edit the vid that way but no matter how I set-up an output profile it wants to revert to 16:9 or 4:3.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.
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optodata
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You have to set the project aspect ratio to 1:1 then use the PiP designer to set the appropriate crop & zoom for your various clips and images:



When you go to the Produce page, you'll then see all the square output options, including 1080x1080:

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Quote You have to set the project aspect ratio to 1:1 then use the PiP designer to set the appropriate crop & zoom for your various clips and images:


When you go to the Produce page, you'll then see all the square output options, including 1080x1080:




Thanks!

You've solved my problem. What I was really after was to be able to use the many more Overlays/Particles/Text elements available for 16:9 for 1:1 output which I couldn't do when setting the Project at 1:1 initially.

For example, I have: Overlays- 188 @ 1:1, 435 @ 16:9, Particles 38 @ 1:1, 177 @ 16:9, Text 137 @ 1:1, 358 @ 16:9.

So I've figured out this workaround which you probably know already:


  1. Import 16:9 vid

  2. Set Project for 16:9

  3. Complete all editing

  4. (If 16:9 final product is desired Produce now and/or save Project with different filename)

  5. Then change Project Aspect to 1:1

  6. Use Tools > Crop/Zoom/Pan to Crop video clips to 1:1 MANUALLY by using handles to size the crop box to video frame. Do NOT set the Aspect in the Crop window to 1:1 or it shrinks the vid inside a 1:1 black box

  7. May have to tweak added elements for positioning, size, etc.

  8. Can Produce at 1:1



Thanks again!

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optodata
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That's an excellent workflow. Thanks very much for sharing it here!

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