This is a very common use-case for most creators on Typito.
To summarise the requirement: we need an easy way to preserve all the editing that’s done for a YouTube video project let’s call it Food Video YouTube ) and use it to quickly get the Instagram and Facebook versions of the same video ready - let’s call them Food Video Instagram and Food Video Facebook. And yes, we want to have square (1:1 and not 16:9 aspect ratio) in the videos for Instagram and Facebook.
Here’s how you can go about it:
1. Create a Project Copy
You can create the copy of a project with just one click on your Home page. This preserves all the edit information as it was in the previous project (Food Video YouTube). Here’s how you can do it:
Let’s call this project Food Video Instagram
2. Make it a Square Video
Next step is to make the video square (1:1 aspect ratio). Typito lets you create 2 type of Square videos:
a. Square Simple - it crops the edges to fit the video in Square
b. Square Letterbox - it scales down the 16:9 video and adds letterbox (top and bottom) to make it Square.
You can find these options by clicking on ‘Resize’ that’s next to the logo on Typito Edit page:
If you go for Square Letterbox option you can also decide to have your brand colours for the letterbox area. That’s a great way to push your brand :). Here’s how you do it:
Your Square video is now ready with all the elements added on the video.
3. Resize Text / Images if needed
Please note that Typito resizes the graphics (text and images) intelligently when it converts the video to Square from Widescreen (16:9). If you think you want to tweak that a little by resizing the graphics, you can do that without losing the aspect ratio of those elements. It’s pretty well explained in this answer here - How do I resize an image without losing the aspect ratio?. Hope that helps.
With the resized overlay elements and the new 1:1 aspect ratio, your video should be good to go for Facebook and Instagram.