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  • Importing footage shot in portrait mode

  • matt chapman

    June 15, 2018 at 12:48 am

    EDIT: I think I found the solution. So Initially I linked the media and then transcoded. If I skip that step and don’t transcode “linked” media, but rather just straight import out of the source browser I seem to be good to go…WEIRD.

    So I’m having difficulty understanding what’s happening on this project.

    I have a project that is HD 1920×1080.

    Some of the footage that the client gave me is 1080 x 1920 (shot in portrait mode on a cell phone).

    The frame rates are the same (23.976)

    I want to be able to import/transcode the video at the original size (then I could play it in portrait and put a BG behind it).

    If I simply “link” to the footage then the footage is stretched.

    Is there any way to achieve this without making a whole second project at a different crop size and importing that into this one?

    If you can transcode larger footage, why would it stretch smaller footage? It’s concerning because I should know how to do this, sometimes I get smaller graphics and animations at various sizes as QTs with an alpha channel, I’d hate for those to stretch too!


  • John Pale

    June 17, 2018 at 12:51 am

    There are settings in Frame Flex after you Link to the media to deal with aspect ratio and reformatting.

    If you choose to import rather than link, change your import settings to “Resize Image to Fit Format Raster”

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