Video ratio changer
Change the aspect ratio of video
Given how many video ratio variations are needed to successfully post on all social media platforms it’s no wonder you might want to change the aspect ratio of your video. Flixier allows you to do that with an easy to use video editor that runs online.
All you have to do is bring over your videos and adjust a few settings. Our video ratio changer gives you the flexibility to make videos in any video aspect ratio from tall to square to landscape or, you can even define your own custom video ratios for special needs.
Change video ratio or resolution?
These two terms are a bit confusing and sometimes used interchangeably. Video resolution mainly refers to the quality of your video or how many pixels it contains. Video aspect ratio refers to the shape of your video (tall, landscape portrait). As an example you can have a square video or 1:1 video at any resolution, 720 by 720 or 1080 by 1080 are both square videos but at different qualities.
Change the aspect ratio of video online
Now that you know the difference between ratios and resolution we can move on to the fun stuff and with Flixier it’s easy to get started. Our tool was built with accessibility in mind, because of that you can change the aspect ratio of your video online from any computer, forget about time wasted downloading or installing resource hogging software.
Easily change the ratio of video
Given how often people need to change the aspect ratios of videos nowadays the process should be super easy and that is exactly what we offer with Flixier. Just head over to the right side of the screen of our tool and change the resolution of your video, we even defined some popular aspect ratios for you that you just need to click to select.
Edit your video aspect ratio super fast
Traditionally making changes to videos is a complex process, desktop video editors are power hungry and complex while online video editors are too basic and slow. We built a powerful cloud powered video editor that lets you edit your video aspect ratio at super speed on any computer, even on old or low powered ones.
Bring your videos over to Flixier from your computer or directly from Google Drive, Dropbox or OneDrive. You can even import videos directly from Zoom, Twitch and YouTube. All these direct integrations are super fast so we recommend using them whenever possible.
Now simply take a look on the right side of your screen and you’ll find Project Resolution settings. You can change that and pick from any resolution you would like, we bundled a few popular ones that will give your video a square or tall ratio or you can even define custom sizes if you want.
Now drag and drop videos from the library to the timeline and they will automatically be cropped to fit your selected ratio but you can still make tweaks like resizing the video or changing its position on the video canvas.
When happy with the result you can download the video on your computer by simply clicking the Export button at the top right of the screen. At this step the video will be processed super fast by our cloud computers and it will automatically download when ready. If you close your tab you will always find your video in the Export section of your Flixier dashboard.
Why use Flixier to change the aspect ratio of a video
Vertical video maker
Vertical videos are all the rage these days thanks in big part to TikTok but also to Instagram stories. Our vertical or 9:16 video maker easily lets you create a video ready for these platforms, simply change the resolution of your project from the right side of the screen to 720:1280 or 1080:1920.
Square video maker
Square videos were made popular by Instagram but Facebook uses them quite a lot on mobile too. With our square or 1:1 video maker all you need to do to make a square video is to set its resolution to 720 x 720 or 1080 x1080 in the project settings on the right side of the screen.
Landscape video maker
We covered the new and popular video ratios but let's not forget about the most important one. Landscape videos are still one of the most used video types around the world, they are used anywhere from YouTube to Facebook and the TV and Film industry. With Flixier you can definitely do them too.
Custom video ratio
Tall, square and landscape videos are of course the most popular video rations today but if you have special needs Flixier has a super handy custom resolution feature. With this feature you can simply type the resolution you need and your project will adjust to it instantly enabling you to create video at any ratio.
In case you just want to change the ratio of a video but not for your entire project you will simply need to click the Crop Video button on the right side of the screen with your video selected. Now drag the sliders to crop as much as you want on each side.
Make square videos with blur
When converting a tall video to a square one you’ll either need to crop into the video or endup with black bars. A more engaging way of doing things is to add a blurred version of the video as a background. To do that in Flixier simply duplicate the video on the timeline 2 times and use the Blur feature to blur the copies lower down on the timeline, you will also need to move them to the left and right and make them a bit bigger in the video canvas for a better effect.
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Frequently asked questions.
How do I change the aspect ratio of a video?
To change the aspect ratio of a video click the Get Started button in Flixier and import your video files. Now set your project resolution to the ratio that you want it to be, you can choose from a variety of predefined ratios and resolutions or you can create your own custom one.
Now drag your videos on the timeline and they will automatically resize to fit the new ratio. Still you can resize or move them around if you want to focus on a specific part of the video.
When happy just click the Export button to save the video.
How do I change a video to 16:9?
To change a video to 16:9 just head over to Flixier and make sure to set your project resolution to 1920:1080p or 1280:720p, if your going for super quality you can do 3840:2160. All these resolutions represent a 16:9 video ratio. Now drag your videos on the canvas or timeline, you can resize them to fit your new resolution which will result in a crop or leave them be if you are fine with black bars.
How do I know my aspect ratio?
To know your aspect ratio you will first need to know your video resolution. You can find this by right clicking your video and selecting Properties on windows or Get Info on Mac. Next use a tool like this one that will calculate your ratio based on your resolution.
Is 16x9 the same as 1920x1080?
This is a very good question and the answer is both yes and no, let’s start with why they are different. In short they represent two different things, 16x9 represents video aspect ratio, in this case a landscape video and 1920x1080 represents resolution which defines how many pixels are in a video frame, the more pixels the better. For example you can have a 16x9 video that is 1280x720 in resolution.
The terms are the same though if you are referring strictly to aspect ratio because 1920 by 1080 is actually a 16x9 ratio video.