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Once you've added a shot to your timeline, feel free to adjust the framing. Although keep in mind, the more you magnify the shot, the more it can pixelate or get soft. Let's say, for example, we're taking a look at one of our shots here. I like it, but I'd like to lose a little bit of his feet. Well, with the shot selected, I can go under the Framing controls, and this allows me to zoom the shot. I can push in a bit, and then using Horizontal and Vertical controls, reposition the shot.
Now, if you go too far, you see a black bar, but notice as I zoomed, that gave me a little bit of flexibility to recompose. Both horizontally and vertically. Giving him a little more head room and taking a little bit off below the knee. Additionally, you could take advantage of rotation to straighten the shot, although you will need to zoom. And you'll find separate controls to deal with distortion if you need to manually adjust the shot and a little bit of horizontal dynamic distortion, which can be used for wide angle clips.
Although in this case, the wide angle aspect has already been repaired. Everything looks solid there, and I've made the geometric change. When you play that back, you'll see it's applied to the clip in real time.
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