|Hitler Parody Wiki Tutorials|
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|Editors||Caption Generator · Windows Movie Maker · VideoPad · Sony Vegas (Basics · Intermediate)|
|Specifics||Chroma Keying · Rotoscoping|
|Extra||YouTube (Disputing false claims)|
Correcting aspect ratioAll of Downfall's clips are available only in the 16:9 aspect ratio, as it more closely match the film's original 2.35:1 aspect ratio. It's not uncommon, however, to find videos in YouTube that has been stretched to 4:3. This usually happens, especially in Windows Movie Maker, when the default aspect ratio is set to 4:3 instead of 16:9.
The solution is unbelievably simple - put this as one of your video tags:
Note that you can include any other tags that is related to your parody (e.g. "hitler rants parodies", etc.)A less common case is when the aspect ratio of the clips is preserved, but the resulting video is in 4:3 aspect ratio with letterboxing above and below the clip. In this case, put this into the tag field instead:
A very important note is that you absolutely cannot do this if any part of your subtitle is in the bottom letterbox, either incidentally or intentionally.
You may not be able to correct the aspect ratio of your videos using the above tags (we're not stopping you from trying) if:
- Your videos mixes clips of both 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios.
- Part of your subtitle is in the letterbox.
Downloading videos off YouTube (and other video-sharing sites)
Due to the vast popularity and accessibility of YouTube, many solutions have been developed to download the videos from these websites. Due to that, the steps to download the videos varies, and we will only list out the means of downloading videos. Please refer to the specific manual that comes with each solution.
- YouTube Downloader
- Freemake Video Downloader
- youtube-dl - command line interface
- Wise Video Downloader
- DownloadHelper (Firefox only)
- Youtube Downloader Script
- YouTube Center - also a general YouTube enhancement extension
Degree of content match for each parody style
|Unscratched||Content match||Worldwide block||Strike|
|Original Bunker Scene||Very rarely||Yes||Rare||-|
|Hitler Reviews / Pros and Cons||Rarely||Yes||Rare||-|
|Includes scenes from other movies||Depends on movie||Depends on movie||Depends on movie||Likely, depends on movie and length of footage used|
|Uses other scenes from Downfall||Most of the time||Sometimes||-||-|
|Headpasting||Most of the time||Sometimes||-||-|
|Chroma keying and rotoscoping||Yes||-||-||-|
|Flash / cartoon / animation / interactive||Yes||-||-||-|
|Parodies shorter than 6-7 mins||Rare||Most of the time||Rare||-|
|Parodies longer than 7 minutes||-||-||Yes|
|"Trapped" parodies and other voice-overs||Yes||-||-||-|
Direct subtitle spoof (actor parody)
|Depends on movie||Depends on movie||Depends on movie||Depends on movie|
|Music Video spoof (lip-sync)||-||Rarely||Occasionally||Very likely, depends on publisher and band|
|Dialogue as lyrics (instrumental + parody dub)||Very likely||Rarely||-||-|
|Audio-splicing and autotuning||Very likely||-||-||-|