How to set aspect ratio on Mac/iPhone/iPad

The aspect ratio is very important for your video, so all Apple products offer you an ability to change it. You can do this on Mac, iPhone and on iPad. The program you are going to use is iMovie. It is easy to use and it has a very nice interface. Aspect ratio determines the movie dimensions, so choosing the right aspect ratio is very important. The iMovie also give you a possibility to change the aspect ratio before you export your video. This is important when you are going to play a video on another screen. It should be adjusted so it fits perfectly. The higher resolution a video has, the higher aspect ratio is used. In this case, bigger is better.

Part1: How to set aspect ratio in iMovie on Mac

1. The first thing you will have to do is to open or select a project from Project Library. The video will be shown in the Project Browser. Now, you should click on File and choose Project Properties. Remember that file menu will appear on the top of a computer screen. If you want to make a new project, click on ‘’New Project’’.

How to set aspect ratio on Mac/iPhone/iPad

2. Choose the option you want. 16:9 is Widescreen and a video will be wider than it is high. These videos are optimized for widescreen TVs and computer screen. The standard aspect ratio is 4:3. This will make square videos. They are optimized for square shaped screens. Usually older screens require a standard aspect ratio. But, videos in standard aspect ratio have lower resolution and their size is smaller. On the other side, widescreen videos have high resolution and they require a lot of space. This is important when you want to burn a video or to transfer it.

How to set aspect ratio on Mac/iPhone/iPad

Part2: How to set aspect ratio in iMovie on iPhone/iPad

1. Go to settings. You will see several different options. Remember that you want to change the ‘’Display aspect ratio’’. You can choose between the original and several other options. Choose the aspect ratio you like, accept and you are done. As aforementioned, 4:3 is the standard aspect ratio, used by older devices. 16:9 is used by widescreen devices. These are two, the most popular aspect ratio. Keep in mind that choosing one of them is a wise decision.

How to set aspect ratio on Mac/iPhone/iPad

Part3: How to set aspect ratio on windows

The best alternative to IMovie is Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate. It is easy to use, it has a nice interface and it is very effective. If you want to change an aspect ratio of your video or a movie, this is the best software for you. Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate offers 30 times faster compression, easy-to-use interface and a lot of options. If you want to change the aspect ratio, you will have to follow these steps.

1. Download and install the Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate. The installation process takes just a few minutes. Open your Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate. It is very quick and the program will start after a few seconds.

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Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is a modern video converter that has so much to offer. It also provides minor editing of videos like changing the orientation, trimming the video, etc. You can also add effects and watermark to your video with the software.

How to set aspect ratio on Mac/iPhone/iPad

2. Click on ‘’Add Files’’. This means that you must add videos to the Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate. Then, locate your videos on your computer and click open. This will add them to the software. You can also drag and drop them to the Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate.

How to set aspect ratio on Mac/iPhone/iPad

3. Now, you have a lot of visual effects and edit options. Simply said, you can do anything you want with your video. On the right side you will see aspect ratio. Choose the aspect ratio you want. Remember that Standard aspect ratio (4:3) is required for older devices. You will notice that in this case, a video has a square shape. On the other side, 16:9 is the wider aspect ratio. It is required for latest TVs and screens. So, accordingly to the dimensions of a video you need, choose the suitable aspect ratio. When you are done, you can burn the video to the DVD. To do so, you should click on ‘’Burn’’. There is a quality option. Remember that high quality projects require more space. Standard quality is usually the best alternative.

How to set aspect ratio on Mac/iPhone/iPad

Format tab is used for changing the aspect ratio for your computer. For example, 1280x720 resolution is widescreen (16:9). On the other side, 640x480 is 4:3. It is low resolution and it is used by older smartphones.

4. You can go to the ‘’Device’’ tab and choose the settings for your video. All you need to do is to click on a device you want, and the aspect ratio will be changed so it is compatible with that device. All popular devices are included (IPhone, IPad and etc.).

How to set aspect ratio on Mac/iPhone/iPad

When you are done, click on ‘’Save’’ and your video will be saved. The Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is a very fast software. As you already know, there are a lot of video converters that are very slow. Some of them require the whole day to convert videos. On the other hand, Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is fast and it can complete any project in a couple of minutes.

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate also has other, great features. With this program, it is possible to convert videos to any format that exist. This means that you can play your favorite videos on any device you want. You can stream media to a TV. It is very easy and it doesn’t require a lot of time. Burning video to a DVD is fast and easy to do. If you want to download a video, with Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is simpler than ever. In fact, there is one click download. This means that even beginners and inexperienced users can use the Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate without a problem. But, if you want to try additional editing options, you will need a bit more time. However, after a few hours of trying all options, you will become an expert. At the end, we can only say that Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is one of the best programs, for video editing, on the market.

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