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Cropping is used to maximize the quality of the input while minimizing the hardware usage by trimming the input image, so it only contains the necessary information for your production.
Cropping is a feature that is built-in to all Virtual Camera compounds. This makes it very easy to properly crop and align your input. Cropping should be the second step in your input setup, right after defining the input itself.
CROP # panel
After importing any virtual camera compound, you can find the CROP # panel on the BILLBOARDS control board.
CROP 1 will crop INPUT 1, CROP 2 INPUT 2, etc.
In order to properly see the image you are working on, select the CROPPED button on the MONITOR panel.
This will display the input after cropping, but before keying is applied.
You will also find some lines appear on the image to help with adjustments.
Left, Right, Top and Bottom
These pins allow you to crop the four sides of the input image. The value is a percentage of the full size of the side.
Sometimes, for a higher-resolution image of the talent, the camera is tilted to its side.
Turn this feature ON to rotate the image. By default, the rotation is 90 degrees in a clockwise direction.
Turn this On for Counter-clockwise rotation of the Portrait mode.
Continue to Keying
When you finished cropping your video inputs, you can move onto the Keying:
Prerequisites of a Good Keying