What does the Fit Video feature do?

☕️ TL;DR - Fit Video allows you to fit your entire video frame within the Crop Box.

🎓In this article you will learn about:

  1. Why and when you would use Fit Video
  2. How to use Fit Video

😎 Heads Up: Fit Video will add Black Bars open_in_new-24px to your video. You must select an Aspect Ratio open_in_new-24px different from the source to use Fit Video.

1. Why and when you would use Fit Video 

Fit Video AR is useful in the case you don't want to crop certain clips but still want to remain in the chosen Aspect Ratio. An example could be working on a video with a heavy text treatment, where cropping may cut off the words.

You can also use Fit Video with Captions open_in_new-24px  by placing them beneath the video for that extra clarity.

 2. How to use Fit Video

1.From your Clip Settings under the Clip Options build-24px tab, make sure Remove Black Bars is off and simply toggle the Fit Video switch to activate it.

2. You can either choose to have a Background Blur blur where you control the Blur amount using the slider or set a custom background color  font background, using the color picker (default is set to black). You cannot choose a background colour if Blur is enabled.

3. You can adjust the scale of video inside the Crop box by using the Zoom Automating Video Editing _ Kamua-25 slider and change its position using your cursor on the Preview screen.

Pro tip: Once you have your desired Clip reframed, simply click the three dots in the top right corner of the next clip and select "Match to last Clip Crop" to copy over the position/scale of the previous Clip.

Head over to the Clip Settings open_in_new-24px article to learn more about your options.