Avi Resize Tool
When converting videos or other wise modifying them, many users tend to leave the software take care of configurations and technical details that have to be set. Changing the dimensions of movie files, for example, is a task that should require a single tool and minimal setting modifications, but in order to obtain the best output results, you might want to use a little helper like Avi Resize Tool.
Especially tailored for Audio Video Interleaved (AVI) videos, this very small utility can perform in a split second the required dimension calculations so you can see how the resized video will fit the target media.
Using Avi Resize Tool is really easy because, basically, all you have to do is load the file and view the data in the 'Resized AVI' area of the main window. Insofar as the source is concerned, the program will detect its width and height automatically, as it bases its calculations on those dimensions.
There are several formats for you to choose from in the 'Output Format' drop-down list, depending on the type of media you want to put the AVI onto. You can even set the values for the target output manually.
There are two distinct sections for the new video dimensions, one for the actual movie and the other for the TV set on which it will be played back. Avi Resize Tool can take into account the well-known standards, PAL and NTSC and for the latter it has two different frame rates: 23.976 fps and 29.97 fps.
All in all, this software solution is definitely useful for anyone trying to find out which are the proper dimensions for a video that is about to be transformed into a DVD, SVCD or other media format.