Project Types / Profiles

Every project in OpenShot must have a project type (also known as a profile).  A profile determines the following playback & export settings for your video project: frame rate, height & width, aspect ratio, and pixel ratio.

Here is an example profile, for ATSC 1080i 60Hz:

description

ATSC 1080i 60Hz

Name of your profile as it will appear in OpenShot.

frame_rate_num

30000

Numerator of the frame-rate.

frame_rate_den

1001

Denominator of the frame-rate.

width

1920

Width of the video.

height

1080

Height of the video.

progressive

0

0 = Interlaced, 1 = Progressive

sample_aspect_num

1

Numerator of pixel  ratio.

sample_aspect_den

1

Denominator of pixel ratio.

display_aspect_num

16

Numerator of display aspect ratio.

display_aspect_den

9

Denominator of display aspect ratio.

OpenShot has over 40 predefined profiles / project types available.  However, if you can not find a profile that works for your project, you can also create your own.  You can manage the list of profiles with the Edit > Preferences > Profiles tab.