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  Digital Still Cameras for QuickTime Movies, Part One
Subject:   rotating 20 sec video clips
Date:   2003-08-08 15:32:51
From:   bobproc
I have taken some vertical (portrait) video clips with my digital camera, and wish to rotate them 90 degrees right to match the shots done in horizontal (landscape) mode. I can find nothing in iMovie that does a video rotate so far..do I have to get a optional software for this - or just go back to the drawing table and not take vertical shots anymore?
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  • rotating 20 sec video clips
    2003-12-13 19:16:35  anonymous2 [View]

    I just came home with my first vertical clip taken on my Powershot camera, so that tip is a great help.

    But now the followon question. Now that I've got it rotated it is a 240x320 movie clip. When I import it into iMovie, iMovie stretches and squeezes it into 320x240. i.e. it won't play a vertical movie undistorted.

    Any way to deal with this without cropping info from the top and bottom of the rotated clip. How can I get iMovie to unstretch it.

    Thx
    Ed
    • rotating 20 sec video clips
      2004-01-17 20:44:53  anonymous2 [View]

      Here's a URl that will help you. Look at "fixing aspect ration"

      http://www.macos.utah.edu/Documentation/DigitalVideoClasses/DVC3/dvc3_main.html
      • rotating 20 sec video clips
        2004-03-17 08:49:03  ercalt [View]

        Great help but now i want to insert some still shots into imovie and when i export they will be squeezed.These are panoramic shots which I am panning and zooming using the Ken Burns effect.
  • rotating 20 sec video clips
    2003-08-22 05:39:48  anonymous2 [View]

    I would like to do the same. Any suggestions?
    • rotating 20 sec video clips
      2003-08-22 05:42:33  anonymous2 [View]

      Forget my last post. Found the answer using Quicktime Pro. Direct from QuickTime Help:

      "Resizing, skewing, or rotating a movie

      With QuickTime Pro, you can change the size and orientation of a video track of a movie. You can also place multiple video tracks in the same window or create a picture-within-a-picture effect.


      To resize or skew a QuickTime movie:

      In QuickTime Player, choose Get Movie Properties from the Movie menu, choose Video Track from the left pop-up menu, and choose Size from the right pop-up menu.

      Click the Adjust button. Drag the red marks in the corners to resize the movie, and drag the red marks on the sides to skew the movie. Drag the red circle in the middle to rotate the movie.

      You can rotate and flip a movie using additional buttons in the Size window. To restore the original appearance, click Normal. To present multiple movies in the same frame, add multiple video tracks and resize or skew each to the position you want. To put one movie in front of another, adjust the layer setting for a video track in the movie Properties window. "
      • rotating 20 sec video clips
        2006-07-18 06:09:45  vinoths [View]

        resizing the video
      • rotating 20 sec video clips
        2006-02-16 06:54:08  eloseman [View]

        this doesn't help when trying to import it back in to Imovie. It still forces it to be a horizontal clip and distorts the image. Why are the developers such idiots to think we wouldn't shoot portrait videos? HELP
      • rotating 20 sec video clips
        2003-09-12 05:57:52  anonymous2 [View]

        Outstanding Work. You deserve a chocolate fish!!

        Thanks alot
        • rotating 20 sec video clips
          2004-11-12 04:13:33  Merkwuerden [View]

          Oh come on,
          we all know he really deserves a chocolate frog.