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Curving of objects is driving me INSANE!

That is a wide angle problem, not rolling shutter.

 

You can fix it by applying lens correction, i don't know if imovie has it tho.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am trying to film a piano from the top down. I am having a problem; the piano appears curved and I can't fix it! I've tried fix rolling shutter in iMovie, but nothing happens. I am using a Canon PowerShot Elph 500 HS.


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welcome to using a wide angle lens


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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 hours ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

Can you zoom in? This is a common issue on wide angle lenses.

I can zoom in on the camera. I zoom in a little, should I not?


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7 hours ago, codermagic56 said:

I can zoom in on the camera. I zoom in a little, should I not?

your going to need to zoom in till it doesn't distort


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You’re seeing what’s called Barrel Distortion. Most zoom lenses, some prime lenses  have noticeable amounts of it pre-correction.

 

the opposite effect is called pincushion distortion, where objects flare out towards the corners of the frame.

 

your best solution is to get higher, and zoom in. This will flatten and correct your perspective, and help correct for some of those lens distortions. 
 

buying a wide-angle adapter or a wide angle lens, is not the answer for your scenario. Climb into the rafters, dude!


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