4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 31, 2012 2:20 PM by the_wine_snob

    Rotated video plays back in parallellogram-shape

    jgaasbeek001 Level 1

      Sometimes out in the field I apparently have difficulty in keeping my camera exactly horizonally. Luckely, PSE(10) offers the option to rotate scenes by a few degrees, so that lakes do no longer empty to either side of the screen. After uploading some material including rotated footage to YouTube I noticed that the shape of the projection was not a rectangle, but a parallellogram (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVC2ofbXJI4). The first few seconds are normal (not rotated schene, but after a few seconds you can see what I mean. When playing back on my TV-set everything seemed fine, untill I zoomed out a little. Any suggestion on how to get the outer shape of rotated video rectangular again?

        • 1. Re: Rotated video plays back in parallellogram-shape
          the_wine_snob Level 9

          I did not see the parallelogram, but when you Rotate your Clip, you will need to also Zoom in just a bit, to get the edges of the Frame beyond the Frame Size in the Project. I use the Fixed Effect>Motion>Scale, and increase that Scale just a bit, to get the edges of the Clip beyond the rectangular Frame "aperture."

           

          Good luck, and hope that helps,

           

          Hunt

          • 2. Re: Rotated video plays back in parallellogram-shape
            jgaasbeek001 Level 1

            Bill,

             

            Thanks for your input. I do not know what is going on: I can see the parrallelogram-shape clearly as of second 15 in the YouTube clip. The right side of the video is lower than the left side. Both the left and right boundary of the image are vertical, but the top and bottom definitively not. I know I have to scale too when rotating: about 3% per degree rotation. Without scaling I can see in the preview window 4 black triangles coming up on each four sides. I think that is what puzzles me most: why are the right and left side exactly vertical, whereas the top and bottom are not horizontal. I hope you or someone else has more suggestions.

             

            Kind regards

            Jan Maarten

            • 3. Re: Rotated video plays back in parallellogram-shape
              the_wine_snob Level 9

              Jan,

               

              Just a guess on my part, but I would say that the borders that are square, are slightly beyond the Frame "aperture" in the Video, and what you are seeing is actually that Frame aperture, where the two offending sides are slightly inside of the Frame aperture, so you are seeing them.

               

              The Frame Size in a Video is exactly like the aperture in a photo's matting board. The aperture is, say 8 x 10, but the photograph behind it is 8.5 x 11. One only sees the 8 x 10 through that aperture.

               

              To get rid of those "triangles," I would adjust the Fixed Effect>Motion>Scale UP by just a little bit, until that part of your Clip is also behind the "aperture."

               

              Good luck,

               

              Hunt

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              • 4. Re: Rotated video plays back in parallellogram-shape
                the_wine_snob Level 9

                If I understand what you are doing correctly, and what you are seeing, the "black triangles" are actually showing nothing, which appears as black in Video.

                 

                As a test, Move one of your Rotated Clips up onto Video Track 2. Then from the New Icon on the Project Panel, create a Color Matte, with say Yellow, and place that on Video Track 1, below the Rotated Clip. Do you now see yellow triangles?

                 

                Good luck,

                 

                Hunt