Use the Resize soft effect to change an element's resolution and bit depth directly on the timeline. This is especially useful when you want to, for example, resize a PAL clip to fit with your NTSC project. This soft effect is automatically applied to clips added to the timeline that do not have the same resolution or scan mode as the current clip.
Like any other soft effect, a soft Resize can be applied to a same-resolution segment of the timeline and used to correct blanking problems and even add a “soft” letterbox (this is much faster than using the Axis soft effect). You can also use a soft Resize to apply a border on a clip or to perform a pan and scan and animate the image position to achieve optimal resizing.