Output tab

Here you can apply different settings related to TV screen and video format.
Any changes applied are shown live in the image preview.

Video fit method: offers different ways the videos will be resized.
Automatic : a compromise of both cropping and padding is applied to keep the original videos Aspect Ratio. The best settings will be used to resemble as much as possible the original video.
Stretch: video is resized the video to fill the screen, this might change the aspect ratio (image appears distorted).
Letterbox: video is resized to fit the TV aspect. No image data is lost (cropped), black bars are applied to maintain aspect ratio. This is the default setting in ConvertX.
Pan Scan: video is cropped (image data migth be lost)
User defined: if selected will display fields where padding and cropping values can be entered. Select the "Symmetric Pad/crop for an even result with. See your modifications in apply to the video in the preview window.

Pad and Crop values correspond with the Video fit method setting selected in regards to the video currently loaded in the preview window.

Apply to all titlesets: will apply the changes made here to all the other video files loaded in ConvertX.
Click on the Reset button to go back to the default settings.

For ConvertXtoDVD only:

DVD Resolution

Aspect ratio choose the 4/3 or 16/9 format, depending on your TV format.

The DVD Resolution is the quality of the image. The different resolutions available (FullD1, Broadcast D1, Half D1, SIF or Automatic.: they are ranked according to quality, Full D1 being the best one). The higher the quality, the more "heavier" your project will be, the more space it will take on your DVD. We recommend leaving this setting on "Automatic" to let ConvertX decide the resolution based on the source file.
Default is Full D1 resolution; you may however change this to a lower resolution to fit more videos onto one disc (will reduce image quality).
Selecting Half D1 can be interesting for files originally coming from VHS cassettes.

S how safe area if checked will display white lines near the outside of the video in the image preview. What is in brown, on the outer side of the white lines, is the part of the image that many not be shown on some TVs. This can be the overscan portion. It is recommended to not resize the video to the inner rectangular zone, since the video will be padded with extra black borders and might be visible on TV.

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