Solved

Is it possible to enlarge or "zoom" video?

Posted on 2006-11-05
4
308 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
I have video files of my son playing football.  They are shoot from a very wide perspective capturing all 22 players on the field.  I'd like to zoom in on my son, I don't care about the stuff 15 yards to either side?  This is obviously possible with a photo so I assume if I wanted to edit 30 frames a second it could sort of be done manually, but that must mean some software product would help me do it?
0
Comment
Question by:AxeTracks
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:shuboarder
ID: 17885762
Hi AxeTracks,

yes this is of course possible, but as you are resizing something that is so small I can't guarantee how well the final video will turn out. i.e. it may be extremely pixelated if you are zooming in on something that is only a matter of a few pixels big anyway.

You can use the following program to help you achieve what you are asking:

Virtualdub:
http://virtualdub.org/

Hope this help!
0
 
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

by:
lherrou earned 500 total points
ID: 17885946
I'm going to second the suggestion of VirtualDub.

Here's a good site on using VirtualDub and other tools: http://www.doom9.org/

To crop the video using VirtualDub, go to Video -> Filters -> Add. Choose "null transform" and click ok. Then click "Cropping." You will get a window which will allow you to select the area of the video you want to keep, and crop out the rest. There's a better explanation at the doom9 site - look at "7.1 Postprocessing video using VirtualDub" in their Guides.

Cheers,
LHerrou
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:shuboarder
ID: 18290989
No points for the original suggestion?

Glad you found the tool useful anyway ;)
0

Featured Post

Learn how to optimize MySQL for your business need

With the increasing importance of apps & networks in both business & personal interconnections, perfor. has become one of the key metrics of successful communication. This ebook is a hands-on business-case-driven guide to understanding MySQL query parameter tuning & database perf

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Keep your audience engaged and get the most out of your next presentation with these quick Prezi tips.
Technology opened people to different means of presenting information, but PowerPoint remains to be above competition. Know why PPT still works today.
Viewers will get an overview of how to make and use Drum Racks in Ableton Live. Load new Drum Rack into empty MIDI track: Fill rack with audio samples: Re-arrange sample slots as necessary: Adjust parameters of each slot to tailor each sound a…
Viewers will learn key ranges in Sampler to make their sampled instruments sound more realistic Gather samples of various notes and drag them to Key Range panel: Set proper root key for each sample: Select all the samples with Command-A (or Ctrl…

624 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question