Adobe Premiere Pro Post Production

How to change the frame size in Premiere Pro [SOLUTION]

Frame sizes in Premiere Pro are important, and knowing how to change the frame size in Premiere Pro is even more important. 

In today’s article, we will show you how to change the frame size in Premiere Pro and give you a quick overview of aspect ratios to help you decide what to set your video in Premiere Pro. 

Right, let’s dive right in!

Click here to scroll down and learn how to change a frame size in Premiere Pro.

What is a frame size in Premiere Pro? 

Frame size in Premiere Pro is essentially a frame aspect ratio. The frame aspect ratio is the ratio of width to height in your video. 

For example, a widescreen aspect ratio has a ratio of 16:( (16.0 to 9.0) and an anamorphic aspect ratio has one of 2.40:1 (2.40 to 1.0).

Scroll a little further in the article, and we show you the different types of aspect ratios and the best ratios for social media videos.

Types of aspect ratios

Here’s a list of the different types of aspect ratios you may consider for your project. When changing the frame size in Premiere Pro (Scroll to the bottom), you can change your frame size to one of these aspect ratios to fit your video.

Here are some of the most commonly known aspect ratios:

Widescreen (16:9)

This is the standard aspect ratio that you’ll find most phones (Vertically), films, tv programmes are normally shot at. By shooting at 16:9, it allows you to capture a lot of detail and data.

Vertical (9:16)

This aspect ratio is the same as recording vertical video on your phone. 

Fullscreen (4:3)

A 4:3 full screen aspect ratio was used before widescreen for television – it’s an older aspect ratio that isn’t used as much. But not to put you off experimenting!

Square (1:1)

This is used often on Instagram. It’s just a square but looks cool on your social platforms.

Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Anamamorphics is pretty cool; they use it in movies. It’s a similar setup to 16:9, but they crop it. They crop the bottom and the top, which makes it look cinematic. 

Some people also use anamorphic lenses to achieve the look.

Social media video specs

Here are the standard aspect ratios for your favourite social media platforms. Use these specific aspect ratios to allow you to post videos that fit the platform correctly. 

Let’s check them out.

  • YouTube
  • Pinterest
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Instagram
  • Snapchat
  • Twitter
  • TikTok

Aspect ratios for YouTube

The aspect ratio for YouTube is 16:9. For YouTube Shorts, it is 9:16. This is the same aspect ratio as TikTok, and on Snapchat, so if you’re an influencer or building your brand on multiple platforms this is perfect for repurposing across the channels.

You may also be interested in How to become a YouTuber.

Aspect ratios for Pinterest

The aspect ratios for Pinterest are as follows: 

  • Standard video recommended aspect ratio: 1:1 (square). 
  • Or, 2:3 to 4:5.
  • And 9:16 for vertical videos (Same as Shorts, TikTok and Snapchat).

Aspect ratios for Facebook

For Facebook the aspect ratios you need to consider are as follows: 

  • The landscape aspect ratio is 16:9.
  • Portrait aspect ratio is 9:16

Aspect ratios for LinkedIn

For LinkedIn, the aspect ratios are between 1:2.4 to 2.4:1.

Aspect ratios for Instagram

The aspect ratios for Instagram are as follows: 

  • Landscape aspect ratio is 16:9
  • The Square aspect ratio is 1:1
  • Vertical aspect ratio is 4:5.

It’s also important to note that the minimum resolution for all formats is 1080 x 1080.

Aspect ratios for Snapchat

The Aspect ratio for Snapchat is 9:16. This is to ensure the video fits the mobile phone. 

Aspect ratios for Twitter

For Twitter, the recommended aspect ratios are as follows: 

  • Aspect ratios recommended at 16:9 (landscape or portrait) 
  • 1:1 (square).

Aspect ratios for TikTok

For TikTok, the aspect ratio is 9:16. This is to ensure it fills the entirety of your mobile phone. It’s the same aspect ratio as TikTok so that you can upload on two platforms with the same video or promotional video. 

How to change a frame size in Premiere Pro

Here’s how to change a frame size in Premiere Pro. 

Simply in Premiere Pro, go to Sequence > Sequence Settings

Frame size in Premiere Pro

Then, adjust to your preferred frame size and click Save. 

We hope this troubleshooting article on “How to change a frame size in Premiere Pro” was helpful to you. Let us know down below in the comments your thoughts and any other Premiere Pro based troubleshooting questions you need help with. 

Happy editing.

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