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Old August 8th, 2011, 07:24 PM   #1
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Footage orientation puzzle

Last Thursday I went on a whale watching trip out of Boston Harbour.

Since my A1s is still fairly new and heavy to handhold for an extended period without a tripod, I opted to borrow a Canon VIXIA HFS120/20 which is a full frame HD CMOS unit.

Unlike any camcorder I've used before the VIxia can shoot with the subject either horizontally or vertically.

Now here's the mystery:

I shot a number of clips as an experiment vertically/"skinny and tall" which is new to me.

Initially when put on the timeline of course they were orientated/displayed sideways.

By rotating the clips 270 degrees that fixed the orientation however to fit the clip to properly display in the window I had to resize (scale) it to only 58% of its original size.

That yielded an image which did not even fill a 3rd of the screen!

What can I do to magnify/restore those images to their intended size, quality, format as shot and preserve the aspect ratio (16:9)?

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Old August 10th, 2011, 12:51 PM   #2
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You cannot restore this the only thing you can do is scale it up to 180% to fit the screen and have a huge qualityloss.
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Old August 11th, 2011, 07:41 AM   #3
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Re: Footage orientation puzzle

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Unlike any camcorder I've used before the VIxia can shoot with the subject either horizontally or vertically.
What exactly does it mean? And how is it different than simply turning your other camera 90 degrees?

I think it might be a marketing equivalent of "we're shooting 1080p, so there is no interlacing, and you can rotate the picture however you want".
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