Portrait video problems....

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Echthros, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. Echthros macrumors member

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    #1
    Hey everyone. During a family vacation, I recorded practically everything with my iPhone 4 in portrait orientation, completely neglecting its end result on a television screen as I planned on making a movie with the footage.

    Now, am I stuck with it in portrait or is possibly some method to flip it into landscape without losing too much quality using iMovie or some other type of editing software?
     
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  3. Small White Car, Nov 24, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2010

    Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

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    iMovie will do this. Use this 'crop' tool.

    The only problem is that you'll lose a LOT of your image. It will go from this:

    [​IMG]

    To this:

    [​IMG]

    I'd almost suggest just leaving it like it is. Extreme-vertical video is odd, yes, but at least you'll be able to see what you shot instead of having half of it cropped off of the screen.

    Well, ok, actually I have a better idea. Crop it, but only halfway.

    The original is too extreme:
    [​IMG]

    But the fully cropped one is too close:
    [​IMG]


    So split the difference and crop it a little bit:
    [​IMG]

    That's probably your best bet.
     

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