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How to correct Distortion when clips taken with iphone vertical

Community Beginner ,
Feb 03, 2024 Feb 03, 2024

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When someone takes a iphone video with phone turned vertical (instead of sideways) the clips are distorted (everything is fat).  How to correct this distortion?

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Community Expert , Feb 15, 2024 Feb 15, 2024

Your project settings are incorrect. You selected hdv which is interlaced with a pixel aspect ratio of 1.33. You need 1080p (progressive) with a par 1.0.

 

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Community Expert , Feb 15, 2024 Feb 15, 2024

You will have to start over or try this:

Changing Project Settings in Premiere Elements - YouTube

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Feb 03, 2024 Feb 03, 2024

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Please post screenshot so we can see what you exactly talking about.

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Community Expert ,
Feb 03, 2024 Feb 03, 2024

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Taking video in portrait in itself wouldn't cause distortion.

Something else is in play here.

You probably have a media/project setting mismatch.

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Feb 03, 2024 Feb 03, 2024

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Newer versions of Premiere Elements have more options for vertical video.  What version are you using?

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 05, 2024 Feb 05, 2024

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I have 2023 version.

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Feb 05, 2024 Feb 05, 2024

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Screenshots please if you want help.

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Community Expert ,
Feb 06, 2024 Feb 06, 2024

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I have 2023 version.


By @rayc6390123

As Ann asked, screen shots are needed.   A description of the project settings and how they were established would also help.  

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 15, 2024 Feb 15, 2024

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Attached is example of vertical photo with fat square distortion and General settings

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Community Expert ,
Feb 15, 2024 Feb 15, 2024

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Now post screenshot project settings and clip properties.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 15, 2024 Feb 15, 2024

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I added clip properties, but not sure what you meant about post screenshot project settings - I attached layout of screenshot from MS Word document.

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Community Expert ,
Feb 15, 2024 Feb 15, 2024

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No that is a screenhsot if the clip itself.

Richtclick in the clip in the timeline and make a screenshot of the SHOW PROPERTIES

also a screenshot of the Project Settings General. (second icon on the left of the right top corner).

 

Please do not put the screenshot in a word dox.

Embed in the post.

AnnBens_0-1708021046016.png

 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 15, 2024 Feb 15, 2024

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This is the same as I shot earlier...Screenshot 2024-02-15 124205.pngScreenshot 2024-02-15 124919.png

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Feb 15, 2024 Feb 15, 2024

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These are the same as earlier...

Screenshot 2024-02-15 124205.pngScreenshot 2024-02-15 124919.png

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Feb 15, 2024 Feb 15, 2024

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Your project settings are incorrect. You selected hdv which is interlaced with a pixel aspect ratio of 1.33. You need 1080p (progressive) with a par 1.0.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 15, 2024 Feb 15, 2024

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That's an option under 'Display Format' that's grayed out and unchangeable in this project.  I'll have to change it outside of a project and start over?

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Feb 15, 2024 Feb 15, 2024

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You will have to start over or try this:

Changing Project Settings in Premiere Elements - YouTube

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 16, 2024 Feb 16, 2024

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Wow, that worked!  So the moral of this story is to ensure the first clip is 1920x1080?  My first clip was a vertical iphone video 960x720.  I also had some clips that were 1440x1080.  When I made one of those my first clip had the same problem.  Thanks a bunch.

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Feb 18, 2024 Feb 18, 2024

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.... So the moral of this story is to ensure the first clip is 1920x1080? 

By @rayc6390123

 

Yes and no!  It used to be, in older versions, that the project had to be set up manually.   Using the first clip to automatically set up a project was added as a convenience and works very well if your clips all come from the same source.   You can still make your project settings manually.   The opening screen for a new project has a tiny check box that makes it do it the old way. 

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Feb 18, 2024 Feb 18, 2024

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 So the moral of this story is to ensure the first clip is 1920x1080?


By @rayc6390123

 

No not exactly, make sure the first clip is the same as the project settings you want to use.

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