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Problems caused by different recording aspect ratios

tsc119
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I'm having trouble finding information on this. Can someone explain what determines the aspect ratio of a meeting recording? I'm trying to edit a meeting recording (recorded on the cloud) on iMovie, and iMovie is cutting off the frame so that the thumbnail of the speaker next to a shared screen is partially cut off. I went back and looked at the aspect ratio for this Zoom recording, and it shows the dimensions as 1724 × 772.  Then I went back and looked at previous Zoom videos I've edited and the dimensions of the raw Zoom videos vary -- I have some that  are 1760 x 900, some 1724 x 778, and several 640x360.  However, I've never had this problem when editing in iMovie before putting the video on YouTube.

 

I can make adjustments in iMovie so that the entire Zoom recording is shown in the frame, but that results in a letterbox effect in the edited video, which I don't want.  I'm not clear at all how the Zoom aspect ratio/dimensions are set, and if there' s a way I can pre-set a ratio/dimension so I can avoid this problem to begin with.

 

Would appreciate any insight/suggestions!

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