Transforming/Rotating Video

The layouter can be used to divide the screen, and video images can be placed or rotated in each screen, or keys can be set to each screen and assigned functions.

Editing Layouts

1) Select a clip containing a video part, and double-click [Layouter] in the [Information] palette.

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2) Edit the layout.

Note

  • When the 2D mode has been switched to the 3D mode during editing, editing details are carried over to the 3D mode. When the 3D mode has been switched to the 2D mode, the parameter values of items that cannot be edited in the 2D mode are discarded.

3) Click [OK].

[Layouter] Dialog Box

(1)

[Crop] tab

Display the crop preview. The preview can also be edited intuitively by mouse operation inside the preview.

(2)

[Transform] tab

Display the layout preview. The preview can also be edited intuitively by mouse operation inside the preview.

(3)

Mode button

: Switch to 2D mode. Video can be moved or rotated on two dimensions.

: Switch to 3D mode. Video can be moved or rotated on three dimensions.

: Switch the show/hide setting for centerlines or safe areas.

(4)

Tool buttons

: Drag the mouse to move or perform handle operations of the screen.

: Drag the mouse to expand or contract the screen. From the drag start point, drag to the right to expand screens, and drag to the left to contract.

: Drag the mouse to move the display area.

: Undo an operation.

[Ctrl] + [Z]

: Redo the undone operation.

[Ctrl] + [Y]

: Center the display area which was moved by the pan tool.

: Fit the expanded/contracted display to the display range of the preview screen.

: Directly enter a numerical value or select one from the list to set the display ratio.

(5)

[Parameter] tab

Edit crops and transforms.

(6)

[Preset] tab

Save edited layouts and apply them to other clips.

Saving Editing Details as Presets

(7)

Switch display

: Switch parameters to % display (% display compatible items only).

: Switch parameters to pixel display (pixel display compatible items only).

(8)

Key frame timeline

Set the key frame to apply change to crops and transforms. The length of the timeline is the duration of the clip currently being edited.

Setting Key Frames

(9)

[Save as default]

Click this item to save the current settings as defaults. When a clip is placed on the timeline, the default layout is always applied.

(10)

[Reset all]

Click this button to return the layouter settings to their defaults. To return the layout to the settings before they were changed, apply [Default] in the preset.

[Crop] tab

Specify the display range by moving the cursor to an operation handle at the four corners or the center of a side and dragging.

[Transform] tab

Reflect edited parameter details in the preview. You can also edit parameters by dragging handles inside the preview.

(1)

Stretch handles

Move the cursor to the operation handles at the corners and at the middle of the lines to resize the area.

(2)

Guide

Display the underscan, overscan, title safe, and horizontal/vertical centerlines. You can switch the show/hide setting by clicking [Guide].

(3)

Rotation handle

Move the cursor and drag the rotation handle to rotate the image.

In the 3D mode, green part rotates around the Y axis, red part rotates around the X axis, and blue part rotates around the Z axis. With rotation on the preview screen, the X/Y/Z axes are the values for video, and with rotation by direct entry of numerical values to parameters, the X/Y/Z axes are the values for the display.

(4)

Preview

Display the results of editing parameters.

The display position can be changed by dragging the preview.

In the 3D mode, the display position can be moved in three dimensions in each of the X, Y and Z axis directions by dragging the arrow.

(5)

Anchor

Display the reference point of video. This point is a reference point for the rotation center and for stretching. Drag with [Ctrl] on the keyboard held down to change the position.

[Parameter] tab

Enter numerical values or edit using the sliders or controls.

You can switch the show/hide setting for the sliders and controls by clicking the expand button on each editing menu.

Click [Set default parameters] to set the layout where settings in edit menus are saved as defaults.

Also, the display unit can be switched by clicking when a blue triangle mark is displayed in the respective value input field.

When the preview screen is edited, the editing details are reflected in parameters.

[Source crop]

Specify the crop range. In the % display, enter the crop ratio for each of the top/bottom/left/right parts with the width and height of the original clip as 100%. In the pixel display, enter the number of pixels to clip. This can also be edited by dragging the slider to the left and right.

[Auto adjust anchor]

Check this item to change the anchor position according to the crop amount. When this item is unchecked, the anchor does not move even if the crop values are changed.

[Anchor]

Set the reference position of the video. Set the anchor position by entering X and Y (in the 3D mode, X, Y and Z) with the origin at the center of the source video before it is cropped.

[Position]

Set the layout position of the video after cropping by directly entering a numerical value or by moving to the safe area.

X, Y/X, Y, Z

Set where the anchor is to be placed by entering X and Y (in the 3D mode, X, Y and Z) with the origin at the center of the frame.

Area selection

Select the area to be fitted to with the fit position buttons from the list.

Fit position buttons

Move the anchor to the upper left, upper edge, upper right, left edge, center, right edge, lower left, lower edge, and lower right of the cropped display area, and place video aligned to the respective position of the guide selected at area selection.

During editing in the 3D mode, when the Z value has been changed by the position setting, video is placed at the position of the guide corresponding to depth.

[Stretch]

Set the scale of the video after cropping by entering a numerical value or clicking the fit button.

X, Y

Enter the scale with the size of the video after cropping as 100%.

Stretch fit button

Expand/contract video after cropping to fit the height or width of the screen.

When is clicked, video becomes the maximum size in which the entire video image can be displayed.

[Preserve frame aspect]

Check this item to expand/contract video with the aspect ratio of the original image maintained.

[Ignore pixel aspect]

Perform pixel mapping at actual size with no relation to the pixel aspect ratio.

[Resampling method]

Select the resampling mode when video is transformed for a clip currently being edited.

[Resampling method] in the [Parameter] Tab

[Rotate]

Rotate the video after cropping.

The angle can be rotated by entering a numerical value or moving the cursor to a control and dragging when the mouse cursor changes shape.

[Perspective]

Set perspective by entering a numerical value or dragging the slider to the left and right.

In the 2D mode, [Perspective] is not displayed.

[Stereoscopic]

Displayed only in the stereoscopic edit mode.

[Lens separation]

Set the distance between the cameras on the L and R sides. The distance is a relative value with the height of the frame as 100%.

[Zero parallax]

Set the distance from the close plane to the plane free from parallax.

[Opacity and color]

Enter the opaque ratios for the source and its background, respectively. 0% is transparent and 100% is opaque.

This can also be edited by dragging the slider to the left and right.

[Color of background]

Set the the background color. Click the color box to open the [Color Select] dialog box.

[Color Select] Dialog Box

[Edge]

Attach a frame to video after cropping.

[Color]

Check this item to enable the color edge. Enter the edge width in pixels. This can also be edited by dragging the slider to the left and right.

Click Color box to specify the edge color.

[Color Select] Dialog Box

[Soft]

Check this item to apply blur to the edge. Enter a blur width in pixels. This can also be edited by dragging the slider to the left and right.

[Round corner]

Check this item to round the corners of edges.

[Side]

Select from the outside, inside or both sides of edges to apply [Color]/[Soft] to.

[Drop shadow]

When [Enable drop shadow] is checked, a drop shadow can be attached to video after cropping. Enter numerical values for [Distance] or [Opacity] and [Soften]. This can also be edited by dragging the slider to the left and right.

The drop shadow direction can be set by entering an angle at [Angle] or moving the cursor to a control and dragging when the mouse cursor changes shape.

Click Color box to specify the drop shadow color.

[Color Select] Dialog Box

[Resampling method] in the [Parameter] Tab

[Resampling method] can be selected from the following options.

(1)

[Current project setting]

(2)

[Bilinear (Fast Smooth)]

(3)

[Area Average (Fast Sharp)]

(4)

[Bicubic]

(5)

[Lanczos 2 (Best for interlaced picture)]

(6)

[Lanczos 3 (Hi-Quality)]

(7)

[Lanczos 3 Smoother (Best for motion graphics)]

(8)

[Lanczos 3 Sharper (Best for progressive picture)]

See the following table for the resampling methods of (2) to (8) . The number of indicates the processing ability to process the corresponding events.

Saving Editing Details as Presets

1) Select a clip, start up layouter, and edit the layout.

2) Click the [Preset] tab.

3) Click [New], and click [Yes].

4) Enter a preset name and comment, and click [OK].

[Preset] Tab

(1)

[New]

Save the current editing details as a new preset.

(2)

[Save]

Save the current editing details.

(3)

[Delete]

Delete the currently selected preset.

(4)

[Apply]

Select and apply the preset.

(5)

Preset list

Displays currently saved presets in a list.

(6)

Comment

Display the comment of the currently selected preset.

Editing Layout with Preset Applied

1) Select a clip, and start up layouter.

2) Click the [Preset] tab.

3) Select a preset, and click [Apply].

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4) Click [OK].

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