Resizing your Video Clips by Movie editor

Before importing your video clips into movie editor Motionshows, we recommend that you resize your video so that your processing time and output size remains at a minimum.

When taking a video using a mobile device or camera, make sure you keep the video size to a maximum of 1280 x 720.

We recommend using Avidemux which is a simple and easy to use software that can resize and even rotate your videos so that you achieve optimum results upon production.

You can download the latest version  Avidemux here.

Once you have installed and run Avidemux, go to ‘File‘, then ‘Open‘ and find the video clip you wish to import into Motionshows.

Then make sure in the left command menu under ‘Video Output‘, select the Mpeg4 AVC (x264) selection.

Next, in the ‘Output Format‘ menu, select the MP4 Muxer selection.

When you have changed the Video Output and Output format, then you need to Resize the Video Via the ‘Filters‘ Command in the Video Output menu.

Once the Video Filters panel is shown, click on the ‘swsResize‘ option.

After clicking on ‘swsResize‘ Click the ‘Configure‘ button.

Then in the Resize settings panel, simply change the Resize Dimensions to a smaller video size. We recommend a width size up to about 800 – 1280 would ensure the optimum processing times. A list of Commonly used video resolutions can be found here.

Once you have decided on the video size, press ‘Ok’, then ‘Close’ when in the Filters panel.

Finally go to ‘File’, ‘Save’ and save your newly resized video to your hard drive.

If you have any questions or experience difficulties let us know by contacting us.