How To Change Frame Size In Premiere Pro In 10 SECONDS!

Starting with a clip on your Premiere Pro timeline, go to the Effects Controls panel and adjust the Scale option to resize your video to fit your project's frame size. Play around with the Scale percentages until your clip size is just right. For non-uniform resizing, you can uncheck the Uniform Scale box. If you're looking to animate your frame size changes, keyframes are your best bet. Just click the stopwatch icon next to the Scale option and adjust the Scale over time. With these steps, you'll have your clips fitting perfectly in your frame size, ready for your video editing project.

February 20, 2024
How To Change Frame Size In Premiere Pro In 10 SECONDS!
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Whenever you're working on a video edit in Premiere Pro, have you ever found yourself with a clip that just doesn't seem to fit the project's frame size? What if I told you there's a quick solution to this little setback, one that takes no more than 10 seconds of your time?

Initiating the Resizing Process

Stumbling upon a video clip that's a tad too big or too small for your vision can indeed be frustrating. But fret not, with Premiere Pro, you can adjust the frame size to your liking. The first step requires your video file to be in the timeline. From there, you'll need to find the Effects Controls panel where you'll see a magical option for Scale. This is the tool that will help you tweak your video clip size.

Getting to Know the Scale Feature

How about we delve deeper into the operations of the Scale feature? You will find the Scale option in the Effects Controls panel. Upon clicking it, you'll notice a percentage number. This little number represents the existing size of your video clip. To resize your clip, it's as simple as changing this number.

Now, I'd suggest having a bit of fun with the Scale, adjusting it until your clip size fits just right. For example, if your video appears too large, you'll want to reduce this percentage number. Conversely, if it's too small, then an increase is in order. Keep in mind, the ultimate goal is to achieve a perfect fit within your project's frame size.

Once you've increased your frame size, you may want to switch over to a full screen playback. This way, you'll be able to see smaller details a lot more clearly.

Quick Tip: Uniform Scaling

Let’s explore uniform scaling. By default, Premiere Pro keeps your video's aspect ratio when you're playing around with the Scale. This happens because the Uniform Scale box is usually checked. If you have plans to resize your video non-uniformly, which means stretching or squashing your video in the vertical or horizontal direction, you can simply uncheck this box.

Using Keyframes for Animated Resizing

Now, what if you're looking to animate the changes in your frame size? For instance, should you desire a gradual zoom in or out of your video, you might as well utilize keyframes. This can be done by clicking the stopwatch icon next to the Scale option. This action creates a keyframe, allowing you to adjust the Scale over a period of time.

I'm leaning towards keyframes as a powerful tool in the realm of video editing. They can introduce dynamic elements to your videos, adding that professional touch that can be found in Adobe Premiere Pro presets.

Now you're all set! The process of adjusting your frame size in Premiere Pro is straightforward and quick. With these tips and tricks up your sleeve, you're ready to perfect the frame size of your video clips according to the requirements of your project. Enjoy your editing journey!