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  • Editing vertically shot videos (workflow)

    Posted by James Stewart on January 21, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Hello. Last week I shot some 4K studio based vertical orientation videos (the C70 camera was shot on its side). Just to confirm before I start editing the videos, is this the correct FCPX workflow to ensure full resolution delivery?

    1)Project settings – vertical 2160 x 3340 (4K)

    2)Drag the videos onto the timeline and then manually rotate each shot 90 degrees to make it vertical/portrait orientation?

    Am I missing anything?

    Many thanks in advance!


    Eric Santiago replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago 5 Members · 6 Replies
  • 6 Replies
  • Ben Balser

    January 22, 2024 at 12:08 am

    Yep, simple as that.

  • Patrick Donegan

    January 22, 2024 at 4:07 am

    One thing that I would do is create a 1 minute test video that you

    make by going thru the workflow you expect to use

    and see that the final results are what you expect.

    One thing is to have the “Cinema Display” set up how it is needed.

  • James Stewart

    January 22, 2024 at 4:27 am

    Great, thank you Ben!

  • James Stewart

    January 22, 2024 at 4:28 am

    Hi Patrick, great tip thank you very much!

  • Mark Suszko

    February 1, 2024 at 7:51 pm

    One other thing to check is in the Inspector controls, go to the bottom and look for the checkbox: “Spacial Conform” and be sure it’s set to “none”. This little thing used to bite my partner in the butt many times. He’d complain that scaling up the image was losing too much resolution, and what was happening was the inspector defaulted to filling the frame with the shot when doing the automatic spacial conform, instead of leaving it at it’s native size. He’d tell me my footage was “bad” or “low rez” until I unclicked the spacial conform for him.

  • Eric Santiago

    February 2, 2024 at 3:16 pm

    Not sure what your target is but from experience dealing with Instagram, you have to make sure your videos don’t get affected by those awful buttons.

    Something to look forward too 😛

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