Make the Picture and Video Sizes on Windows Movie Maker Equal

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I am having some problems with my pictures and videos on Windows Movie Maker. Whenever I saved my file either on wide-screen or standard definition format, the sizes are not equal. It's either the video is larger than the picture in wide-screen or the picture is bigger than the video in standard format. How can I make it equal? I need some help! Thanks.

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Make the Picture and Video Sizes on Windows Movie Maker Equal


When you are done editing your clip, you can save it in the following format:

– YouTube: You can log in and post your video here after editing.

– High-Definition (1080p): This is when you will watch your movie on a high-definition TVs.

– DVD: This will save your movie in WMV format so you can watch it in your DVD.

– High Definition (720p): This will save your movie in a low-quality HD format.

– Wide-Screen (480p): So you can play your movie on a wide-screen TV.

– Standard Definition: So you can watch your movie on a standard or older Televisions.

– Portable Devices: This will make your movie a small file so you can play it on portable devices such as mobile phones.

– E-mail or IMs: This will make your movie a tiny and low-quality one so you can send it via e-mail.

The question is, when you save your video on wide-screen format, where did you try to play it? The quality will be affected if you attempt to play it on a standard TV or a portable device. So try playing it on a wide-screen TV or computer and see if the issue still persist. Also, you need to select between the two standard video formats. The NTSC and PAL. The aspect ratio is the connection between the width and the height of the video. You can select between 4:3 which is just the same with the full screen display of the standard definition format and 16:9 aspect ratio which is the same with the widescreen format. So in order to get the best results, it is advisable to add video and picture that have the same aspect ratio.

If you want to set the video format in Movie Maker, follow the steps below:

1. Click on Tools and then Options.

2. Under the Advanced tab, click NTSC or PAL based on the video standards of your current location.

If you want to set the aspect ratio in Movie Maker:

1. Click Tools and then Options.

2. Under the Advanced tab, click 4:3 or 16:9.

If you will put your movie on a DVD, the resolution should be 720 x 480. But if you wish to create pictures so you can add to your video, and you will choose 720 x 480, the result will not be the one you expected. The problem is because images has square pixels that if you create NTSC 720 x 480 video, your video will have frames that has non-square pixels. In Movie Maker, if you have a picture of 720 x 480, it will assume that the picture has a 3:2 aspect ratio only wherein you need to have an output with 4:3 aspect ratio. Movie Maker will put black bars on top and bottom to maintain the aspect ratio of your picture.

Try giving an image that has the same aspect ratio of the video you have. So if you are trying to output a 4:3 aspect ratio, your best choice is to make a 640 x 480 or 720 x 540 images, as both has an aspect ratio of 4:3.

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