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  • How to view full frame video in viewer in a portrait project

    Posted by Julian Stewart on June 5, 2023 at 3:37 am

    I edit videos for social media in portrait format.

    However, all my clips are in landscape and when I click on them from the media viewer I want to be able to see the entire landscape frame. But instead its currently cropping it to be portrait too which is not helpful. I’ve attached an image to show you what I mean. I’ve spent so long trying to figure this out to no avail. Can anybody help please?

    I’m using davinci studio 18.5

    Michael Gissing
    replied 1 year ago
    3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Riccardo Luppi

    June 5, 2023 at 8:25 am

    Hey Julian, question: to open up the file in the preview viewer, are you double-clicking on the file in the mediapool or on the one in the timeline?

  • Julian Stewart

    June 6, 2023 at 4:00 am

    I am double-clicking from the media pool to open the clip in the preview window. I want it to open as its full landscape frame.
    If I do double-click on the clips from my timeline, then it does show me the full frame in the preview window. But that’s not what I need, because I need to see the full frame before dragging into the timeline. Thank you

  • Riccardo Luppi

    June 6, 2023 at 9:22 pm

    The only thing that I can think of that could make that happen is if the scaling for the clips is set to Fill instead of Fit (see screenshot). You can double-click on the clip in the mediapool to open it in the preview and then go to the Inspector. Scroll down to the Retime and Scaling menu and check that. If it is not set specifically to Fit, switch it to that.

  • Michael Gissing

    June 7, 2023 at 2:34 am

    Perhaps you might set the aspect to match the footage. Then on the color page set your output blanking to match the portrait aspect on a timeline node. That way you will also be able to set your framing within the portrait frame you intend to output. But when you select a shot you will see the whole frame on the preview monitor.

    After the edit, when you go to output, duplicate the timeline and change the output aspect to portrait and turn off the timeline node on the color page

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