2008 September 1st, 12:15
Regarding WD Angle Lens Barreling in Post
Hello Forum members,
I have captured footage from my HV-30. All filming was provided while rafting and this cam was attached to my helmet. The shots were clear and stable, color was bright, and we got completely soaked but loved it! We navigated seven miles of class 3 & 4 rapids on the Cache La Poudre river in Northern Colorado, (and stayed in the raft). Here is my problem. I had no way to adjust a back off touch of WD Angle, from a full WD Angle setting. I couldn't see the flip LCD with the cam on my helmet. To correct for the barreling, in full WD Angle previously I would adjust just a tad out of full. So, back in a post review, all footage was captured with some barrel distortion. Now, with the HD footage captured using FCP, I'm looking to somehow crop out the barreled corners. A specific degree of zoom perhaps? Have anyone else successfully made similar editing corrections in FCP to reduce these barreled effects in a final cut, and still retain the quality?
2008 September 3rd, 05:15
Just scale the footage up by about 5-10%. In FCP double click the clip so it loads into the viewer. Make sure that Image and Wireframe is ticked in the drop down box above the viewer window and then grab the edges of the image and drag outwards until the edges disappear.
2008 September 3rd, 07:28
I use photoshop macros on an image sequence, it does real correction and not just cropping. /matt