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How to Remove Black Bars from Video with Ease and Efficiency

Author by Cooper

Nov 29, 2019

When we huddle together to watch a movie on Friday night to kick off our happy weekend, it’s really a buzzkill to see the black bars surrounding the movie content. Why not remove black bars from video for a better watching experience. In the following content, I will introduce a comprehensive approach to remove black borders from video with ease.

When watching a video, especially for some downloads from internet or torrents, we often encounter black borders around the video. The video in the middle has a small picture with more black borders occupied on all sides. It makes the video picture very small, and even unclear so that you cannot make the movies fill up the entire playback window. So how to get rid of the black border? In the following content, I have compiled a detailed tutorial about how to remove black bars from video. Hope it will be useful for you.

How to Get Rid of Black Bars from Videos

To remove black bars from videos, a professional black bar remover will make it easier for you. Among various removers, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is one of your best choices. This application helps you crop black bars with two cropping mode, i.e. Free Aspect Ratio mode, and Fixed Aspect Ratio mode. In addition to cropping, if you want to trim the supernumerary part in your video, or rotate video, or add effects into videos, the multi-functional cropper can also assist you. Now, follow the detailed tutorial below to learn how to crop black bars from video.

User Guideline about How to Get Rid of Black Bars

Import black bar video into the cropper

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Step 1. Import Black Bar Video into the Cropper

After you download WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro, follow the instruction to install it. Double-click the shortcut on your desktop to launch it. Next, click the Converter button. In the new pop-up window, click Add Files to import the video that has black borders. By the way, you can import multiple videos, and then crop them separately at once.

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Step 2. Crop the Black Bars

On the toolbar below the imported video, click the fourth button, i.e. the Crop button. Here comes the cropping window. The control tool area contains three parts, comprising the resolution part, the aspect ratio part, and the fine-tuning part. You can modify the parameters according to your actual needs. By taking advantage of the fine-tuning part, you can modify the crop area bit by bit so as to cut out all the black bars.

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Step 3. Start to Remove Black Bars from Video

As you have confirmed the cropping area, click OK on the bottom of the cropping window and go back to the converter window. Click the output format button on the right side of the converter window to select an output format, such as MP4, MKV, AVI, and other video formats. Next, click the inverted triangle button to specify the output path. Lastly, click Run to start to remove black bars from vertical videos and horizontal videos .

Here is the whole tutorial on how to get rid of black bars. It is simple to crop black bars with the help of professional cropper, isn’t it? Now, you can enjoy your movies without black bars.

Bonus. Why will the Black Bars Appear

It is well known that any video has some basic parameters, including the resolution, the bit rate, the frame rate, the aspect ratio, etc. The aspect ratio is the main cause that leads to the black bars. Some movies, even without black borders, will cause black borders when playing video because the video resolution and aspect ratio do not match the screen of the playback device.

When we were playing a movie in a 4:3 aspect ratio on a 16:9 screen, the video will be shown with black bars on both right and left sides. And when we were playing a movie in a 16:9 aspect ratio on a 4:3 screen, the black bars will appear on both top and bottom sides. What is worse, if you play some recorded videos with black bars, you can even see black bars all around the movie. In addition to the aspect ratio, the original video source will also cause black bars. Many downloaded online movies occasionally come with black borders on the top and bottom so you have to crop them out.

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