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Registered: 17.03.2022
17.03.22 21:17:34
I've noticed that when I encode an HD video (1080p), I'll play it back on my computer or TV and the image won't fill the screen. I have to re-encode it through handbrake and choose the anamorphic option so that when it gets played back, it will auto-stretch to the size of the screen. When I look at the definition of anamorphic it says "allows arbitrary storage dimensions while preserving the original aspect during playback". This is what I want.

I'd love to encode with an anamorphic option directly in AVS Video Editor. But I don't see any option for that... Does one exist?
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Posts: 254
Registered: 08.09.2009
18.03.22 09:25:34
To: quasar515

For input anamorphic video AVSVideoEditor and AVSVideoConverter shows the frame size in non-square pixels (original) and the frame size in square pixels.

These are examples of anamorphic video:
720x540 (720x480 4:3)
852x480 (720x480 16:9)
768x576 (720x576 4:3)
1024x576 (720x576 16:9)
1920x1080 (1440x1080 16:9)

AVSVideoConverter can correctly convert the anamorphic video using "Frame Size - Original", "Input Video Aspect Correction - Original", "Output Video Aspect - Original".

In AVSVideoEditor you have to manually set appropriate conversion options for the anamorphic video, considering the aspect of the project and frame size.
Posts: 3
Registered: 17.03.2022
18.03.22 14:22:23
To: RomaRio

Thanks RomaRio. Maybe I could just give you details on what I'm doing and you could further help. I have taken source video of 1920x1080 and imported it into AVS Video Editor. I have then made a few edits to the video. Now I want to re-encode/export the video and keep the source dimensions but when I play it on a 4K TV for example, I want the exported video to fill the screen. I realize that a 4K displays are 4096×2160 and it wouldn't make sense for a 1920x1080 video to completely fill the screen. But if the video is anamorphic, it will auto-stretch to fill the screen. I'd dare say that most video streaming we do on TVs from any source (Netflix, Hulu, etc) is anamorphic since even 1080p content fills the screen. Back to the project.... so when I encode the video, I choose the 1920x1080 option, choose my frame rate, bitrate, etc. But the resulting video, when played back on my 4K TV for example, only occupies the middle portion of my TV. It neither stretches enough horizontally or vertically.
Which is why I'm forced to use another encoder after the fact (Handbrake) to make it anamorphic.
What settings would you use.
Here's an example of what I'm talking about. It's not a perfect example, but you can get the idea. The top shows what AVSVideo Editor produces. The bottom is what Handbrake re-encoding produces.
https://forum.videohelp.com/images/guides/p1823058/comparison.jpg
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Posts: 254
Registered: 08.09.2009
21.03.22 16:37:37
To: quasar515

Please show the screenshot of Properties window for source video in AVSVideoEditor. I suspect this is not an anamorphic video, but common 1920x1080 16:9 video with square pixels.

Also please check the Aspect Ratio for your project - it should be 16:9 (16 x 9).

Common 4K UHD resolution is 3840x2160 pixels - it's for 16:9 video. But 4096×2160 - it's DCI 4K resolution, it's uncommon size and is not suitable for 16:9 video.
Posts: 3
Registered: 17.03.2022
22.03.22 21:35:51
To: RomaRio

The source video is 1920x800. (Aspect ratio 12:5).
When asked by the video editor if I wanted to keep my project the same aspect ratio as the source, I said yes.
So what settings do I adjust to have the OUTPUT be anamorphic? Do I select the output to be 1920x800? Anything else so that when I play it on my TV, it fills the screen?
Posts: 197
Registered: 27.02.2019
23.03.22 13:18:33
To: quasar515


Hello!

Could you please send us a source file for testing?

Please write to us via AVS4YOU Support System using your registration email address and password and we will send you the instructions how you can upload your file.

Best regards
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