Video in Potrait mode at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Windows / PC Post Production Solutions > What Happens in Vegas...

What Happens in Vegas...
...stays in Vegas! This PC-based editing app is a safe bet with these tips.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 16th, 2008, 10:03 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Singapore
Posts: 160
Video in Potrait mode

Last week, I shot a fashion show on HDV mode and yesterday the client told me the plasma TV on their shop which will screen the show footage will be hung vertically. Does that means my video will have to be edited in 'potrait mode' or is there a setting on the Plasma TV which will resize my video accordingly? If it is the former, how should I edit the video? Is there a template for 9:16 instead of 16:9 or should I use 16:9 and crop the video throughout. Any advise is greatly appreciated. Thanks

I am on Vegas pro 8
John Woo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2008, 12:23 AM   #2
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Apple Valley CA
Posts: 4,866
well, that's one way to get skinny models...

You probably should scope out the display setup before you edit, sounds sort of unusual.

My offhand guess is you'll have to "flip" your 16x9 ratio and MAKE SURE WHICH END IS UP!

I'm guessing this is a fashion industry thing, probably a fully custom install, so you'll need to accomodate - probably would have been handy to know BEFORE you shot... cropping is going to kill your resolution, even with HD source. Strangely I was contemplating shooting in portrait mode earlier today, but nothing quite like THIS...
Dave Blackhurst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2008, 02:25 AM   #3
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Stockton, UT
Posts: 5,648
In Vegas Pro 8, you can set the display to be vertical vs horizontal in both the Project Properties, and in the media properties. Set em' both at 90, assuming you've acquired footage at 90. I have a stream on YouTube showing exactly how to do this, but it's essentially just setting up a 90 degree project and using a 90 degree on your media. That's it.
__________________
Douglas Spotted Eagle/Spot
Author, producer, composer
Certified Sony Vegas Trainer
http://www.vasst.com
Douglas Spotted Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2008, 02:59 AM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Singapore
Posts: 160
Quote:
Originally Posted by Douglas Spotted Eagle View Post
In Vegas Pro 8, you can set the display to be vertical vs horizontal in both the Project Properties, and in the media properties. Set em' both at 90, assuming you've acquired footage at 90. I have a stream on YouTube showing exactly how to do this, but it's essentially just setting up a 90 degree project and using a 90 degree on your media. That's it.
tks for the reply. I am new to Vegas pro 8, can you elaborate a bit on how to set vertical vs horizontal in the project properties and when you said 90 degree, do you mean rotate the media by 90 degree.

I tried to search your name on youtube but couldn't find that video, If you can point me to the URL would be great. Tks again
John Woo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2008, 11:06 AM   #5
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Stockton, UT
Posts: 5,648
Digital Signage in Vegas Pro 8 from DSE/VASST. I hope it helps you get it done!
__________________
Douglas Spotted Eagle/Spot
Author, producer, composer
Certified Sony Vegas Trainer
http://www.vasst.com
Douglas Spotted Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2008, 12:54 PM   #6
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Singapore
Posts: 160
but my original footage was shot on landscape and not potrait mode, what can i do now? Any other way out?
John Woo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2008, 12:57 PM   #7
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Stockton, UT
Posts: 5,648
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Woo View Post
but my original footage was shot on landscape and not potrait mode, what can i do now? Any other way out?
yeah, you can divide the screen into thirds, and put other info in the upper/lower thirds. That's about it.
__________________
Douglas Spotted Eagle/Spot
Author, producer, composer
Certified Sony Vegas Trainer
http://www.vasst.com
Douglas Spotted Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2008, 01:33 PM   #8
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Singapore
Posts: 160
Please bear with me a bit, I don't really understand what you meant, care to elaborate a little more. Thank you very much.
John Woo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2008, 01:38 PM   #9
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Stockton, UT
Posts: 5,648
Your image, if shot in HD, will fill only 1/3 of the vertical display, right? That leaves you with 2/3 of empty screen. Usually this is divided top/middle/bottom, and your primary image would go in the middle, therefore leaving you empty top and empty bottom. Make sense?
__________________
Douglas Spotted Eagle/Spot
Author, producer, composer
Certified Sony Vegas Trainer
http://www.vasst.com
Douglas Spotted Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2008, 02:06 PM   #10
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Singapore
Posts: 160
and the final video will only show the middle third with the top and bottom third showing in black? I have attached a pic, does it look like what you mentioned?
Attached Thumbnails
Video in Potrait mode-sample.jpg  
John Woo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2008, 02:37 PM   #11
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Stockton, UT
Posts: 5,648
Yup, that's exactly what I was talking about. you can now fill in the top and bottom with other media.
__________________
Douglas Spotted Eagle/Spot
Author, producer, composer
Certified Sony Vegas Trainer
http://www.vasst.com
Douglas Spotted Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2008, 11:13 PM   #12
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Singapore
Posts: 160
is there anyway I can crop and fill the entire vertical screen with just the model walking down the runway?
John Woo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 18th, 2008, 12:00 AM   #13
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Stockton, UT
Posts: 5,648
Not if you want it to look decent, no. It'll be VERY soft and pixelated, and depending on the source, it might even not be recognizable.
__________________
Douglas Spotted Eagle/Spot
Author, producer, composer
Certified Sony Vegas Trainer
http://www.vasst.com
Douglas Spotted Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 18th, 2008, 01:14 AM   #14
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Fargo, ND
Posts: 149
If I were you I'd loop a series of artsy style fashion images/video and text etc... behind it ( make sure your client won't be put off by this first maybe, course he was the one who had you shoot the show and *then* told you it would be Vertical not horizontal :) ). and so on. (btw, next time you shoot one of these I'd be happy to help ;-), course my wife might not be happy with me saying that :P so it's probably in my best interest to not :)

Dave
David Hadden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 18th, 2008, 08:49 AM   #15
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Utrecht, NL | Europe 3rd Rock from the Sun
Posts: 612
For in-store display your viewers will have attention spans of seconds so you can be quite bold and flashy to get their attention (do get your client to sign off on anything though).

The viewers may not be directly in front of the screens; these may be higer up or behind a counter. The farther the distance between viewer and screen the more you can get away with some up-rezing.

I would use a bold (maybe moving) background and type, then possibly use short inserts and clips with the actual footage. If there were stills available (at higher res) you can see if those can be used as well.

George/
George Kroonder is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Windows / PC Post Production Solutions > What Happens in Vegas...

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:38 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network