Two simple video dimensions question.

Howdy.  I have poked around to get these two answers - maybe I am overlooking them.

(1)  I'm asking about the size of a video to bring into Storyline, but not (a) file size nor (b) length.  Just dimensions.

If I understand this correctly, a 16:9 Storyline will have dimensions 720 x 405 in pixels.

I'm used to publishing video at 1920 x 1080 (having shot in 4k, if that matters).

But if I am publishing to drop a video into a Storyline slide, even to take up the whole page (as I sometimes want to do), then it seems like I should be publishing at 720 wide (at most).  Am I right about that? (By the way these are talking heads interviews, if that matters).


(2) I have been experimenting with the topic above.  However, this unexpected thing is happening: when I import a video I have published to a specific (smallish) size, the dimensions of the video in Storyline do not match the dimensions I gave the file when I published it.  Another way to say this: the dimensions of the imported video in Storyline do not match the dimensions I can read by looking at the listing on my hard drive doing the usual right-click>propertes>details thing and reading the specs.  I am uploading a screen grab of what I am seeing (or think I am seeing).

Thanks for any guidance on either of these questions.

1 Reply
Lauren Connelly

Hi David!

These are great questions! I found this similar discussion that explains the answer to your question.

In short, Storyline will import the video to fit the default aspect ratio based on the Story size. For example, if you're using the default story size of 720 x 540 (4:3) then an imported video will fit the 4:3 aspect ratio.

Please let me know if I can clarify anything!