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Walter SoykaRe: Rotating video without scaling.
by on May 4, 2012 at 1:10:02 pm

[Steven Happel] "Sorry for the newbie question. I shot my video on a 5d Mark II, holding the camera like shooting a portrait, and so the video straight out of the camera is sideways. I want to rotate the video and do my color correction in after effects, but my 1920 x 1080 comp means that I have to scale the video way down to fit it. It feels like I'm losing most of the video as I scale down. "

Unless you're shooting for an installation with a vertical monitor, video is always landscape, not portrait.

Because you held the camera sideways, your video is now sideways. If you rotate the video on its side, the viewer would have to rotate their displays to see it correctly.

You can scale down to fit your video in a standard 1920x1080 frame, but your video will now be 608x1080, with with 656 blank pixels on each side. (This is called pillarboxing.)

You can place your 1080x1920 video within a 1280x720 comp, scale it up 18.5%, and crop off about two-thirds of the frame vertically. (This is called center cutting.)

Honestly, your best bet is probably to reshoot with the camera in the correct landscape orientation for standard video displays.

Walter Soyka
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