Did you hold the phone horizontally or vertically when filming?
Can't remember but I do know if you hold it one way or the other it doesn't display correctly on the screen. However you usually can turn it but the issue I"m having is that it refuses or Pro refuses to allow me to expand it out... I'm thinking I'm not using the correct setting or something... I mean you should be able to adjust the canvas size or whatever you call it to make any video display proportionately to the screen or whater you render to right? Now I'm comparing video shot with a Camcorder and no problems whatsoever, displays using the whole area when "fit" selected...
I think you just need to scale the shot. It looks like you shot it virticaly. You will lose a good portion of the image but it will become landscape instead of portrait. You'll have to scale to 200% or more.
The video was shot with the iPhone straight up and down. You are supposed to turn the iphone on the side and make sure the iphone camera icon turns horizontal before you start recording. To fix this... (well, there is no way to fix it, but I'll give you something that will make it look good.)
Create a new sequence in the same project. This new sequence can be 1280x720 square pixels at 24 frames per second or 30 it doesn't matter premiere will fill in the gaps.
I prefer 24 progressive frames. Then create a new color matte and insert it in this new timeline.
Then... add a "ramp" effect to the color matte.
Then take the other sequence that you already edited and drag and drop it into the new 1280x720 empty timeline.
That is called "nesting" a sequence.
The sequence you dropped into this new sequence may be bigger on the top and bottom, so just scale it down to fit and your video will still be a vertical rectangle, but at least you have something on the sides that look better. Your vertical video is now inside of a normal horizontal video. Is just right in the center.
Now you know next time you hold the phone sideways... hahahahaha.......
hope this helps you out. let me know if you have any quesitons.
@marq5.1, that is incorrect. If you scale it you will loose almost the entire video! You only do that when you don't like the person, Just kidding!... lol.....
I agree and disagree. Your suggestion is good. But by scaling the image, Rare T Bone would have the possibility to add a nice pan up in this case. Starting with the cropped image of the railing and slowly paning up, ending with an over the shoulder of the sunset. It's just an option. If he intends to imbed the edit in a web site or something, then the lost resolution may not be that bad. Sometimes a problem can turn into something interesting.
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key-faming a pan-up is a nice idea for however long the video stays at that angle. good suggestion.
Cosme422 and everyone Thanks I had a feeling I was not going to be able to widen it based upon the angle I shot it....ouch. Well you live and you learn thank you all for the wonderful ideas on making something interesting out if it anyway!