I often import video from my phone, which when I start recording, I have in portrait orientation and then rotate to landscape. Problem is the entire video is recorded in portrait mode. I know how to edit once I drop into a sequence (rotate/zoom). But the clip in the clip window remains in portrait.
I found out how to rotate the sequence, by dropping a transform effect onto the clip and then rotate -90 degrees. But the frame remains in portrait mode (see attached screenshot). I searched for help on this topic and found a post about cropping that said to select "set to frame size". Where is this option? I searched every menu and the built-in help and found nothing.
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What are your sequence settings?
See attached screenshot.
I know how to fix once I drop onto a sequence. It's just that I can't select the time interval I want in the Source (clip) window because when I rotate the clip, the Source window continues to show a portrait mode frame, with top and bottom blacked out (see screenshot in original post).
Don't apply transform as a source clip effect, it will not work because the clip will be rotated within its original dimensions and the result is what you get now. You have to do the rotation in the other tab of the effect controls (not the source tab) after adding the clip to a sequence
What I originally read about correcting the crop in the source window was in the discussion: "When I rotate a clip in Premiere, how do I get the crop to go back to normal? ":
Most of the answers mentioned "Set to frame size" or "scale to frame size". I just didn't see this setting anywhere.
Most of the answers here seem to say I can't correct for the wrong orientation in the original footage. I understand completely how to fix the issue once it's in a sequence. What I wanted was to be able to select multiple segments of a clip in the source window without having to apply the same correction every time I dropped it on the timeline of a sequence. This doesn't appear to be possible.
Yes, that's exactly what my response was about ... apply an effect to the clip/s in a bin, that effect is applied on every instance of any bit of that/those files in any seuquence in the project.
Basic operation of the Source files process. Very, very useful.
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Try this, create a preset of that effect set for proper rotation and sizing.
Now drag/drop that effect onto the clips in the Project panel bins.
But the frame remains in portrait mode
Just go into your sequence settings and swap the height and width.
Make sure the Editing Mode is set to Custom.
Also make sure your phone is in landscape mode before hitting the record button.