Seeing as you're going to have to crop, why don't you just shoot at 1920x1080 to start with? Any other editor which interprets that aspect ratio correctly is either cropping or stretching the image.
Camera does not provide 1920x1080 option.
Seems strange why such a camera is not providing this resolution, but this is the reality.
One more thing : the image is not cropped. It is just compressed horizontaly , so the ratio between length and height is very unnatural.
Convert video to resoluion 1920x1080.
No, it doesn't.
For transferring video to smartphone you can use only mp4.
For mp4 you have available this ;MP4: 12M (1,440x1,080/25fps) / 3M VGA (640x480/25fps) .
The rest of resolutions are available for AVCHD and X-AVCS.
If I convert it on smartphone I want to do it directly in editor.
What I want is to follow my video editing sequence without involving a PC. I can do this with all videos shoot in 1920x1080 but not with Sony mp4 format.
Adobe clip doesn't correctly interpret de pixel ratio of 1440x1080, so the image looks horizontally compressed. If I convert to 1920x1080 it just puts some vertical black bars to fill up the remaning pixels.
PowerDirector from Cyberlink does the job, but I like more Adobe Clip so I wondered why Adobe did not put such a feature in their software.
How are you transferring the footage to your phone? I regularly transfer 1920x1080 footage to my Android phones.
If I was stuck with this bizarre 4:3 aspect ratio for MP4 I'd be looking at different cameras.
I see, so the intermediate step of converting full-HD to MP4 is the problem step.
I think I will quit using Adobe Clip, although I really enjoy using it, and edit my videos in PowerDirector.
I use to transfer from Sony RX100M3 via wi fi to smartphone memory and from there I import them in editor.
It baffles me how VLC player for Android knows how to read such kind of mp4 format and the mobile video editor from Adobe, not.
1440x1080 has pixel aspect of 1.3
1920x1080 has pixel aspect of 1
Apparently Adobe Clip and other editors does not know how to interpret this pixel aspect, so it shows a 1.3 pixel aspect footage as a 1.0 pixel aspect footage, hence the distortion.
Suprinsingly also from Sony that thhey do not have a classic 1920x1080 resolution available for mp4 format ( the only one available for transfer to smartphone).
I'm not talking about pixel aspect ratios, but video aspect ratios.
1440x1080 has an aspect ration of 4:3:
1440/4 = 360
1080/3 = 360
1920x1080 has an aspect ratio of 16:9:
1920/16 = 120
1080/9 = 120
In the link above is explained why a 4/3 video is actually a 16/9 when pixel aspect is 1.3 ( the case of Sony RX100M3 in mp4 mode).
This fomat is called also anamorphic, if I am not wrong.