Remove Fish Eye Distortion With Lens Corrector | 60 Second Studio

January 20, 2015 by Joshua Fechter | Blog, 60 Second Studio, Essentials 3 Ultimate

Video lens distortion is either a look you want (fish eye) or something that distracts your audience. The Lens Correction plugin in Essentials 3 Ultimate makes it easy to remove lens distortion so you can focus on what’s important.   

Whether you’re editing documentaries or sporting events, you want your footage to look good regardless of the camera. Lens Correction makes it effortless; quickly cleaning up wide-angle lens distortion with presets which let you hone in on your desired look. Take a peek at how Lens Correction fixes GoPro wide-angle footage in just a couple of seconds:

 

In this video, they used a GoPro where the horizon is at the edge of the frame. We soon run into the problem of video lens distortion. To fix the problem, we first move along the timeline until we find the distortion and compensate for it by simply applying the Lens Correction plugin.

Next, we get a better view by using the Fish Eye distortion correction preset which we increase until the distortion is removed. Then we select the Size to Fit for the background to compensate for any missing borders caused by the lens correction process. 

And it's that easy: in just a few moments, we corrected the lens distortion leaving the video looking polished.

That’s not it, however! There’s over 275 presets in 24 incredible effects in the Essentials 3 Ultimate. You could save up to 80% on this collection with Ultimate Upgrade credits. Login to view your savings. 

Joshua Fechter

San Diego

Josh has a passion for all things video editing. He prides himself on creating tutorials for different effects and NLEs while also staying updated on the most relevant industry news. In his free...