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Video Cropping software

PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 2:20 pm
by Psycho Ced
Just wondering If anyone knows of a good program for cropping movies. Mainly I want to remove the black spaces from a few old movies.
Thanks for any help.

Re: Video Cropping software

PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:54 pm
by HouseCrowd
What format are they in?

VirtualDubMod would probably be the quickest/simplest way if they're AVIs.

Re: Video Cropping software

PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 4:46 pm
by NewzSurfer
VirtualDub is also good.

I would like to add a request. Anyone know of a good software that allows cropping of video while the video is playing. For example, you have a video of a horse race and the cameraman has a hard time keeping the horse in the center of the picture. You could crop the video down a notch and move the center of the cropping square around a bit as the video is playing to keep the horse in the center.

Is there anything out there like that?

Re: Video Cropping software

PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 5:41 pm
by Fartingbob
For something like that NewzSurfer your most likely looking at very expensive industry-level software. It might just be easier to let that horse roam about the screen a bit.

Re: Video Cropping software

PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:58 pm
by Psycho Ced
Thanks HC, found a guide on doom9 for this, will give it a try.

NewzSurfer wrote:VirtualDub is also good.

I would like to add a request. Anyone know of a good software that allows cropping of video while the video is playing. For example, you have a video of a horse race and the cameraman has a hard time keeping the horse in the center of the picture. You could crop the video down a notch and move the center of the cropping square around a bit as the video is playing to keep the horse in the center.

Is there anything out there like that?


This might be close to what you're looking for.

Re: Video Cropping software

PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 9:11 pm
by Curmudgeon
NewzSurfer wrote:VirtualDub is also good.

I would like to add a request. Anyone know of a good software that allows cropping of video while the video is playing. For example, you have a video of a horse race and the cameraman has a hard time keeping the horse in the center of the picture. You could crop the video down a notch and move the center of the cropping square around a bit as the video is playing to keep the horse in the center.

Is there anything out there like that?


After Effects will do this. It's in the Tracker Control,you can track/stabilize motion.

Re: Video Cropping software

PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:37 pm
by lordfoul
Psycho Ced wrote:Just wondering If anyone knows of a good program for cropping movies. Mainly I want to remove the black spaces from a few old movies.
Thanks for any help.


What's the format PyCd?

Re: Video Cropping software

PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:55 pm
by Psycho Ced
Avi, using divx codec.
Managed to get the crop, was giving me a "Compressor failed to start" message when using divx codec, (Ended up creating it uncompressed) But seems to be encoding fine now with an xvid codec.

Re: Video Cropping software

PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:33 am
by HalOfBorg
Xvid4PSP is a powerful free encoder. Does just about everything.