Friday, July 5, 2019

How to Stretch Video in Movavi Video Editor

I've used many different video editors over the years since I got into video creation and video marketing. For the past couple of years, I've stuck with Movavi Video Editor as my main video editing software.

One of the main reasons I like Movavi is because it's simple to use, but at the same time it has some really useful video editing features. I'm using one of the older versions of Movavi and it works great for the types of videos that I create.

In this particular blog post, I'm going to share How to Stretch a 4:3 aspect ratio video to a 16:9 aspect ratio video. Bear in mind that this particular feature is not available in the newer versions of Movavi. So if you're using the latest version, you may not have this feature.

That being said, all hope is not lost. You can still manually stretch your 4:3 aspect ratio video to a 16:9 aspect ratio video. And further down this blog post, you will find a video tutorial where I show you how to manually stretch your MP4 video using Movavi.

So first let me start by showing you how to stretch a 4:3 aspect ratio video to a 16:9 aspect ratio video using the built-in Project Settings feature in the older version of Movavi.

One way to covert a 4:3 video to a 16:9 video is to use the Crop Tool in Movavi. However, using this method, you will lose some of the content in the video. If you’d like keep all the content and just stretch the video, you will need to use the Stretch option under Project Settings. In order to do so, follow these steps:

  1. Add the video to Movavi using the Add Media button;
  2. Click the Edit button, in the Project Settings section (below the timeline);
  3. Set the resolution of the video (I used 1280x720p in this example);
  4. Under Framing, choose Stretch and click OK;
  5. and finally, render the video using the Export button.

If you prefer video instructions, watch this video tutorial on How to Stretch a Video in Movavi video editor in which I walk you through the process step-by-step:

Like I said earlier, if you're using the latest version of Movavi video editor, then most probably you won't have the Project Settings option. In this case, you will have to manually stretch your video. You can check this tutorial below to do so. Bear in mind that this tutorial below is just a rough tutorial I created for one of my YouTube viewers who requested it:

I don't know why the Movavi team removed this Project Settings feature in the new versions. I find it very useful and so I've contacted them and asked them to add it back. I would appreciate if you could also contact Movavi and ask them to add this feature back in their latest version. The more users contact them, the more likely they are to add this feature back.

Well, hope you found this tutorial useful. You will find many more Movavi video tutorials as well as my Movavi Review on my YouTube channel. If you have a request for a specific tutorial, please let me know and I will do my best to create it.

Also, if you don't yet have Movavi Video Editor, you can get up to 30% discount. Check the links below to avail of these special prices. The 30% offer is for a limited time:

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below. Thanks for stopping by and happy video editing!

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  1. This is a lot of helpful information, AJ. Although I read it all, I'm not very technical-minded, so I don't understand it. BUT, it will be extremely helpful to anyone wanting to Stretch a 4:3 aspect ratio video to a 16:9 aspect ratio video.

    Thanks for sharing this and keeping us informed on your latest project.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Leona! Yes, this is a lot of technical stuff related to video creation and editing. Thanks for your good wishes. You have a wonderful weekend as well...stay blessed!

  2. Thank you for the video tutorial and the valuable information you have given.

    1. You're welcome Mangesh. I'm glad this tutorial helped. Stay safe!

  3. Can you please tell me which version of movavi are you using? I want that exact same version, because i want the stretch function.

    1. Hi there, I'm using the Movavi Video Suite 16.5.0 which includes the video editor, screen recorder, video converter and a few other apps. Hope this helps...cheers!