Resizing video and picture for publishing.

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  1. Pavel Baikov

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    Any of you had GOOD experience changing an app preview video size to fit the different screens when preparing for submission? What is the best way to resize dimensions/proportions of a video to fit iphone 4, 5, 6 and ipads.
     
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    I tried to do it with iMovie, but I can not find a way:( I checked google, and seems like iMove lets you do it, but mine won't. I was thinking of buying software, but not sure which one will allow me to do that. All help highly appreciated.

    I have recorded the video on an iphone 6+ connected to macbook pro using Quicktime.
     
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    apple makes it way harder than it should be to make those preview videos. i've recorded from iPhone 6 plus 1920x1080 and for iPhone 6, had to scale down to 1335x750, lock (or unlock) the aspect ratio (i can't remember), and crop the video to 1334x750. i used after effects for that part but iMovie to make the preview videos
     
  4. Machine Rises

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    I've always used Adobe Premiere for resizing. But you may not have that software. iMovie and other consumer level software will typically not have the bells and whistles you need for things like this. I haven't used iMovie much before so I can't say for sure but AP definitely can accomplish this.
     
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    Hey Machine Rises. Thank for the opinion ;) Do you by any chance know how does it work with publishing? Lets say I place a video preview for iphone 6, do iphone 5 and ipad users get excluded from viewing it, or do the view it but distorted in some way?
     
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    Sure thing @Pavel Baikov. I'm not sure but I would guess that they would not be able to see it. You could try contacting apple or use their forums for a specific answer on that though. I use all sorts of forums when I have specific questions only that group would know.
     
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    You need a video for each size in itunes connect I believe otherwise they will not see it.
     
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    I've had 'Handbrake' in my video tool kit for ages. Multi-platform, flexible and free.

    To be honest though, that $3 app @stevinz mentioned above looks the ticket too.
     
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    Smart move by that company to fill the niche.
     
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    This one really helped me... http://apple.stackexchange.com/ques...ake-app-previews-but-i-cant-export-the-correc

    I use the method where I insert a png in the very beginning and shorten it to 0.1 seconds... No one can ever tell.

    The best thing is to film with and iphone 6 plus and size to ip6, ip5, but you can use any of those devices to size to that device group. Also depending on the game I might just resize to iPad if its not my next billion dollar game ahahahah, but otherwise you can film an iPad size using quicktime. just depends how much time you want to spend on it. Even if you use a black image that is iPad res to your ip5/6/6+ grouping its not that bad as Apple just adds black bars to the preview anyway.
     
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    But for $3 I might just checkout that other site. Thanks guys!
     
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    Thank you all. You have been very helpful. Shall try 3$ app.
     
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    Thanks for your nice post. To video converter, if you want to play purchased or rented iTunes videos on non-Apple devices like Windows movie player, android phone, Samsung smart TV, etc. You may need to use a DRM video converter to help you remove DRM protection and convert videos from M4V to common MP4 format. Media Converter for Windows is such a program me to convert iTunes videos at 30x faster speed with zero loss quality.
     

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