Enlarging and Translating for Image Sets with Final Cut Pro version 1.2

  1. Open Final Cut Pro, and open, from Maxtor, the uncorrected image.
  2. The image will appear in the viewer, make the sure the viewer is set to present the image at 50% size by selecting 50% on the zoom tab, located in the viewer, above the image.
  3. Tape the clear template to the monitor, aligning the top edge of the image with the top black line on the template; also make sure that the template is centered using the vertical hash marks.
  4. Go to the view tab (located directly to the right of the zoom tab) and select image+wireframe, a large wireframe will appear over the image. The wireframe tool has two functions for changing the image: enlarge/shrink and translation. The enlarge/shrink function is activated by clicking on and dragging one of the corners of the wireframe box, either outward (to enlarge) or inward (to shrink). To move the image position (translation) within the frame, click on and drag the center point of the wireframe box in the direction needed.
  5. Using the wireframe tool’s enlarge/shrink function, adjust the head size of the participant to an estimated, relative size. Remember, the more you enlarge the image, the more resolution is lost.
  6. Now, using the translation function, move the image to match the cross hairs on the template. Align the center of the eyes to the horizontal line, and the center of the nose to the vertical line.
  7. Move the corrected image to the canvas using overwrite edit function, and select the image in the time by clicking on it. Go to the Sequence pop-up menu at the top of the screen and choose render selection. The computer will take a moment to render the new video clip or still image.
  8. Go to the File pop-up menu and choose export, and choose QuickTime, the export and save window will appear. Navigate to locate the proper folder for the image to be saved to. Name the file using the HumanID numbering system and change the format from QuickTime to the DV stream format. Click on the save button.

*Note This method applies to the correction of both still and video images, however when correcting the video exploration clips, an extra step should follow step 3. Because this clip captures the participant from views beyond that of full frontal, it is necessary to locate the point in the clip where the participant is at full frontal view before moving on to the wireframe tool.