Crop a video?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by GFLPraxis, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

    GFLPraxis

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    Hey guys, I've uploaded a video I recorded from my MacBook of my DS. I can't really get the MacBook camera any closer to the DS screen than this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRqFYeOQkZA

    On the original video, the text is very legible. On YouTube, of course, it is a lot smaller, and the text on the top screen is hard to read.

    I only really need the top screen; it's a recording of a character in the game who speaks in l33t. Is there any way to crop the original video?

    The original video is 640x480. When I send it to YouTube, it downsizes the whole video to 320x240. I would RATHER just grab the 320x240 pixels around the top screen of the DS and crop everything else out of the picture, instead of shrinking everything. However, when I google for cropping a video in iMovie I only get information about cropping the timeline.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. magicjames92 macrumors regular

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    i can read the text but u cant crop in imovie. get final cut express for that.
     
  3. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    how big is the original video? can u post it, maybe someone/i can crop it for you....
     
  4. GFLPraxis thread starter macrumors 604

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  6. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    more then likely yes
     
  7. Peel macrumors 6502a

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    To do this you'd need to scale the video up inside of a smaller format (to get back to a 1:1 pixel ratio for the crop portion) I don't recall Premiere having a video scaling feature, but it's been a long time since I've used it. I do know that After Effects can do that.
     
  8. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    can u post the file somewhere? i'll crop it for you if you don't have access to these programs.
     

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