Why do some youtube videos have blurred sides?

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Madelynn Labadie asked a question: Why do some youtube videos have blurred sides?
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Date created: Fri, Jun 18, 2021 1:45 PM
Date updated: Tue, Aug 2, 2022 9:53 PM

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The blurry bars on the edges are just post-processing of the same video playing in the center, split in two to fill either side of the frame to fulfil the required aspect ratio of the broadcast. It's modified because the video was shot in a vertical position rather than horizontal.

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It's actually quite simple: Most people shoot video with their cell phones in a vertical orientation. When you display that on a TV screen it leaves the sides black. So TV stations and networks fill in the black space with blurry, and sometimes magnified, versions of the original video just so parts of the screen aren't blank.

Why are media suddenly blurring the side of photos and videos? I can add a bit to the excellent answers above, although vertical amateur video is the culprit in many cases, another reason you might see this, especially on a documentary or news story, is because they are using archival footage that was shot in standard definition 4x3 aspect ratio, and the program/ doc is in HD 16x9 aspect ratio.

As far as we know (and we’re not YouTube experts), the reason why some YouTube videos are blurry is because free YouTube members have limits on the size of the videos they are allowed to upload – so they upload lower-resolution videos so as to keep the file size within YouTube size restrictions.

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How To Fix YouTube – CROP: There’s a single option available for you to crop your video so that the player pretty much just zooms in on the video so that you have a 16:9 version. This will of course cut off any of the material that falls outside of that (basically the top and bottom).

If the above didn’t solve the problem, you may either have a slow internet connection, or you may have multiple devices using your connection simultaneously. To solve the former, get in touch with your ISP to upgrade your connection. YouTube performs best when your connection can support speeds of at least 8 MBPS and above.

You will know the Fix Rolling Shutter box as it has a red dash to show that iMovie is making some adjustments to the blurry video. This might take a while if the video is long. Once the Rolling Shutter completes the adjustment, a checkmark displays on the Fix Rolling Shutter.

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