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    tgraupmann

    I'm trying to create a 1080p movie, which should be 1440x1080 pixels. But for some reason, Microsoft Movie Maker adds a gray background, when I try to publish at the correct size.


    The final video ends up looking like this:


    It seems like I used the right dimensions. How do I get the background to look correct?

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    W3bbo

    tgraupmann wrote:
    I'm trying to create a 1080p movie, which should be 1440x1080 pixels.


    "1080" just defines vertical resolution, assuming you mean 16:9 then it isn't 1440 pixels wide, but actually 1920x1080

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    tgraupmann

    The Movie Maker settings show:

    I'm exporting as "Windows Media HD 1080p (PAL)".

    Movie settings:

    File type: WMV
    Display size: 1440 x 1080 pixels
    Aspect ratio: 16:9

    But yeah you are right, it should be 1920x1080.

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    Minh

    W3bbo wrote:
    
    tgraupmann wrote:
    I'm trying to create a 1080p movie, which should be 1440x1080 pixels.


    "1080" just defines vertical resolution, assuming you mean 16:9 then it isn't 1440 pixels wide, but actually 1920x1080
    Not always. MPEG2 gets to define their own pixel aspect ratio. It wouldn't surprise me WMV does the same. So, 16:9 could be 1440x1080.

    The source video might be too skinny? Can't differentiate be background on my crappy work monitor. It looks all black to me.

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    tgraupmann

    Minh wrote:
    
    W3bbo wrote:
    
    tgraupmann wrote:
    I'm trying to create a 1080p movie, which should be 1440x1080 pixels.


    "1080" just defines vertical resolution, assuming you mean 16:9 then it isn't 1440 pixels wide, but actually 1920x1080
    Not always. MPEG2 gets to define their own pixel aspect ratio. It wouldn't surprise me WMV does the same. So, 16:9 could be 1440x1080.

    The source video might be too skinny? Can't differentiate be background on my crappy work monitor. It looks all black to me.


    1920x1080 is too fat.
    1440x1080 is too skinny.

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    Soviut

    1080p resolution is 1920 x 1080.  Make sure you're using square pixels when you encode it.  DO NOT use NTSC settings to encode HD footage as it will interlace and the pixels are rectangular.

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    siim04

    tgraupmann wrote:
    The Movie Maker settings show:

    I'm exporting as "Windows Media HD 1080p (PAL)".

    Movie settings:

    File type: WMV
    Display size: 1440 x 1080 pixels
    Aspect ratio: 16:9

    But yeah you are right, it should be 1920x1080.


    Your original video is 1920x1080 px (or any 16:9 ratio) and you are turning it into 1440x1080 (4:3 ratio), that is where the borders are added. Your resulting video also has Anamorphic pixel ratio (4:3), which makes the resulting viewing ratio back 16:9 . I do not know, why this anamorphic pixel ratio is used (maybe because the original has this - at least Windows Media Encoder tries to preserve it). You should try with other HD output definitions or you can create your own (you might need Windows Media Encoder package for that) with pixel ratio set to 1:1 (default). The "stock" output format definitions that come with Movie Maker have given me strange outputs as well.

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