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Joshua Jackson
DVD Architect Showing iPhone Videos Upside Down
on Mar 4, 2016 at 7:49:51 pm

I have some video clips that were recorded with an iPhone.
They are MP4s with the .mov extension.
I'm sure the issue is simply that DVD Architect isn't reading the orientation metadata, but it seems like the newest version of the Pro version would include such functionality.
Windows Media Player and Windows 10's Movies & TV play correctly, but Media Player Classic Home Cinema and VLC don't.

I know I can fix all the files, in Vegas, but that seems like a bunch of unnecessary work.
Is there a way to make DVD Architect fix it?
JJ


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John Rofrano
Re: DVD Architect Showing iPhone Videos Upside Down
on Mar 5, 2016 at 3:42:01 am

This is a common problem on Windows. It sounds like you held your iPhone upside down when recording. The Mac is smart enough to read the orientation information in the file and display it correctly. On Windows this is hit or miss as you have seen. The same is true for still images. The Mac will always display the images upright regardless of how you hold your iPhone but Windows will happily (and stupidly) display all of your images upside down. (another reason I don't use Windows anymore)

There is no quick fix that I know of. If the software is not checking the orientation information and compensating for it, then you will need to re-render it to a file with the opposite orientation. So fixing it in Vegas is your only option at this point.

~jr

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Joshua Jackson
Re: DVD Architect Showing iPhone Videos Upside Down
on Mar 5, 2016 at 4:55:55 am

Well, I ended up using TMPGEnc Authorworks 4.
It really surprises me that such an old program does a better job.
JJ


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Graham Bernard
Re: DVD Architect Showing iPhone Videos Upside Down
on Mar 5, 2016 at 8:07:15 am

[Joshua Jackson] "It really surprises me that such an old program does a better job."
Not me.

Vegas will transparently show you and I what it is getting. This is where it scores over many other s/w that makes a difference to our footage prior to showing it to us. I'd prefer AND I do, that Vegas mostly keeps out of the way and reveals ALL my flaws in shooting and allows me to take the pre-post capture decisions at the Timeline. OTOH, TMPGenc is a great piece of s/w and I have used from way back. - Joshua, thanks for reminding me!

* Grazie

Video Content Creator and Potter
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Joshua Jackson
Re: DVD Architect Showing iPhone Videos Upside Down
on Mar 5, 2016 at 4:03:18 pm

That's the strange thing.
Vegas shows the orientation correctly.
It's DVD architect that doesn't.
I assumed they would both work, the same way.
JJ


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John Rofrano
Re: DVD Architect Showing iPhone Videos Upside Down
on Mar 5, 2016 at 4:04:55 pm

Yea, that is strange, I agree.

~jr

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http://www.vasstsoftware.com



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Graham Bernard
Re: DVD Architect Showing iPhone Videos Upside Down
on Mar 5, 2016 at 4:32:25 pm

So, this is happening after VP and then into DVDA?

How did you prepare your files foe DVDA?

* Grazie

Video Content Creator and Potter
PC 7 64-bit 16gb * Intel® Core™i7-2600k Quad Core 3.40GHz * 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 Ti
Cameras: Canon XF300 + PowerShot SX50HS Bridge


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Joshua Jackson
Re: DVD Architect Showing iPhone Videos Upside Down
on Mar 5, 2016 at 4:46:41 pm

If I open Vegas, import the files, and drag them to the timeline, they all look correct.
If I open DVD Architect and import the files, they are upside down.

I'm sure that rendering, in Vegas, and then importing that rendered file would be fine.
That's a huge amount of extra work and time, though, when I just want to burn the clips to a DVD.
I can do that, in minutes, with Authoring Works.

Having done this with multiple programs and testing over multiple days, I can't say enough how much I like Authoring Works.
I've been using it, for years, in other areas.
I just figured out how to make custom menus, yesterday, now I like it even more.
JJ


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John Rofrano
Re: DVD Architect Showing iPhone Videos Upside Down
on Mar 5, 2016 at 5:01:58 pm

[Joshua Jackson] "That's a huge amount of extra work and time, though, when I just want to burn the clips to a DVD."
Actually it's not and the quality will be better using Vegas Pro. If this is a "real" DVD to be played in a DVD player, then you can't place iPhone video on a DVD. It has to be converted to MPEG2 first. The MPEG2 encoder in Vegas Pro can give better results than the MPEG2 encoder in DVD Architect so you are just arguing about who does the encoding but it will take just as long to encode the video either way.

~jr

http://www.johnrofrano.com
http://www.vasstsoftware.com



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