Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Removing distortion with Upright, part of Repairing and Enhancing Video.
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It wouldn't be an Adobe tool if there wasn't at least four ways to do something so let's take advantage of one more method called upright for removing perspective problems in an image. It works the same way. You're going to want to convert your video file to a Smart Object and then you could choose Filter, Camera Raw Filter. As you do this, you'll find that there is a tab specifically for lens corrections. Missing from this tab are some of the camera specific options that are over there in the lens correction filter, but you do have the manual tab which actually has some automatic ways of fixing.
You'll notice here with Upright that you can go ahead and apply a balanced perspective to fix correction issues. Or in this case I could say, you know what, I am not that concerned about balancing it, I'm more concerned about the horizontal correction or the vertical correction. And note how you can go through, in this case there's even the full correction which properly fixed on the whole horizontal and vertical edges. So you've got a lot of control on how you make that fix. In this case, I'm going to go with the more horizontal level correction But then, manually rotate the shot back just a little bit, so there's still a sense of perspective, and scale the shot up just a little bit, to remove some of those issues on the sides where there's gaps, and click OK.
Now, some of the distortion caused by the lower angle has been removed, but my doorway looks straighter, and some of the perspective issues caused by the wider-angle lens have been resolved. But remember, if it doesn't look good to your client, you can just double-click on that, jump right in, and go over that tab and switch methods. If you scale it that much, you're going to have to do more. But you can always move this around to refine it. And of course, if the scale method here doesn't work for you, leave it as is.
But over in Photoshop you could take advantage of free transform, and that allows you to scale that up and invoke the reply. So, just use the method that works best for you. I really like that more balanced horizontal method, and let's just rotate that back a little, and then take advantage of a little bit of scale to fill in the gaps, and call that a day.
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- Reviewing the retoucher's toolbox
- Stabilizing footage
- Fixing alignment
- Retiming footage
- Removing lens distortion
- Using rotoscoping to enhance footage
- Recovering exposure
- Color grading with Photoshop
- Converting to black and white
- Creating a film or painterly look
- Adding depth of field