One of the concepts that many people struggle with when they start to think about converting or resizing their videos is the aspect ratio. The basics of it all is really pretty easy – the aspect ratio is simply the ratio between the width and height of the image. As such when you resize your video you would normally want to preserve that ratio so that your video doesn’t end up looking ‘stretched’ or ‘compressed’.
Assuming you do want to change the aspect ratio for whatever reason, you need to decide what the new aspect ratio should be. After that you can select a resolution that applies – for example:
- 3:2 aspect ratio would be a resolution of 480×320 or 720×480
- 4:3 aspect ratio would be a resolution of 240×180, 320×240, 640×480, or 384×288
- 16:9 aspect ratio would be a resolution of 640×360, 960×540, 1280×720, 1920×1080
- 16:10 aspect ratio would be a resolution of 1280×800
Make no mistake it doesn’t necessarily have to be these resolutions but these are the ‘common’ fixed resolutions and their corresponding aspect ratios. As you can see, the most widely used aspect ratio nowadays is 16:9 and HD monitors all use it.
To change the aspect ratio of your video with the Movavi Video Converter all you need to do is add the video and either choose a preset with the a resolution that has the aspect ratio you want, or use the ‘Settings’ button to manually set the resolution.
It really is a piece of cake and you can then even take advantage of some of the other features of the Movavi Video Converter to enhance the video quality, rotate or crop the video, trim video segments, or add customizable text.
That’s really all it takes to know how to change aspect ratio on the Movavi Video Converter. Because the software is so intuitive and user-friendly, modifying the aspect ratio shouldn’t take you more than a couple of minutes. Just remember that it could affect the video itself so you should take care when doing so.
Give it a go and see firsthand just how easy it is to completely alter the aspect ratio into one of the other common options or even something else entirely. It really is up to you to – and you could change it to anything that suits your fancy really.