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Portrait Oriented Videos - Instagram & YouTube Shorts

Postby webrunner@72 » Thu Dec 22, 2022 9:10 pm

Software: Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 17

I want to edit portrait oriented videos taken with my phone for Instagram and YouTube Shorts. When I open the program I select the portrait format and, when the video is added to the timeline, I select "Keep the existing format". However, the new video always seems to end up landscape with black bars on each side. How can this be prevented or corrected?

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Re: Portrait Oriented Videos - Instagram & YouTube Shorts

Postby Steve Grisetti » Fri Dec 23, 2022 10:09 am

How are you setting up your project as 1080x1920? When you star it, is your Monitor panel showing as upright video?

What happens if you start a project by going to the program's Project menu, selecting New and then selecting Match Media Settings, then browsing to select an upright video?
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Re: Portrait Oriented Videos - Instagram & YouTube Shorts

Postby texek » Wed May 31, 2023 3:49 am

Ensure that both your project settings and video format are set to portrait orientation. If the issue persists, try manually adjusting the aspect ratio in the program's settings or using a different video editing software specifically optimized for vertical videos.
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