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MoviePy – Resizing Video File

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  • Last Updated : 29 Dec, 2021
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In this article, we will see how we can resize video file clips in MoviePy. MoviePy is a Python module for video editing, which can be used for basic operations on videos and GIF’s. Resizing video files means. Image/frame interpolation occurs when you resize or distort your frame of video from one-pixel grid to another. Video resizing is necessary when we need to increase or decrease the total number of pixels, whereas remapping can occur when you are correcting for lens distortion or rotating a video.

In order to do this we will use resize method with the VideoFileClip object

Syntax : clip.resize(n)

Argument : It takes float value i.e multiplier 

Return : It returns VideoFileClip object  

Below is the implementation  

Python3




# Import everything needed to edit video clips
from moviepy.editor import *
 
# loading video dsa gfg intro video
# and getting only first 5 seconds
clip1 = VideoFileClip("dsa_geek.webm").subclip(0, 5)
 
# getting width and height of clip 1
w1 = clip1.w
h1 = clip1.h
 
print("Width x Height of clip 1 : ", end = " ")
print(str(w1) + " x ", str(h1))
 
print("---------------------------------------")
 
# resizing video downsize 50 %
clip2 = clip1.resize(0.5)
 
# getting width and height of clip 1
w2 = clip2.w
h2 = clip2.h
 
print("Width x Height of clip 2 : ", end = " ")
print(str(w2) + " x ", str(h2))
 
print("---------------------------------------")
 
# showing final clip
clip2.ipython_display(width = 480)

Output : 

Width x Height of clip 1 :  854 x  480
---------------------------------------
Width x Height of clip 2 :  427 x  240
---------------------------------------
Moviepy - Building video __temp__.mp4.
Moviepy - Writing video __temp__.mp4


Moviepy - Done !
Moviepy - video ready __temp__.mp4 

Another example  

Python3




# Import everything needed to edit video clips
from moviepy.editor import *
 
# loading video gfg
clip = VideoFileClip("geeks.mp4")
 
# getting subclip
clip1 = clip.subclip(0, 7)
 
# getting width and height of clip 1
w1 = clip1.w
h1 = clip1.h
 
print("Width x Height of clip 1 : ", end = " ")
print(str(w1) + " x ", str(h1))
 
print("---------------------------------------")
 
# resizing video downsize 50 %
clip2 = clip1.resize(0.5)
 
# getting width and height of clip 1
w2 = clip2.w
h2 = clip2.h
 
print("Width x Height of clip 2 : ", end = " ")
print(str(w2) + " x ", str(h2))
 
print("---------------------------------------")
 
# showing final clip
clip2.ipython_display()

Output : 

Width x Height of clip 1 :  656 x  404
---------------------------------------
Width x Height of clip 2 :  328 x  202
---------------------------------------
Moviepy - Building video __temp__.mp4.
MoviePy - Writing audio in __temp__TEMP_MPY_wvf_snd.mp3

MoviePy - Done.
Moviepy - Writing video __temp__.mp4


Moviepy - Done !
Moviepy - video ready __temp__.mp4

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