When working on film projects that have been filmed across multiple devices, you’ll have inevitably bumped into this issue. The issue of having various frame sizes and resolutions. To correct this, you will need to resize the videos in Premiere Pro.
This can also be if you’re working on a collaborative project where multiple people have sent images or videos. The devices will differ, giving you numerous different scales and sizes to work with.
But, fear not! In today’s article, we will look into how you can resize videos in Premiere Pro. In today’s article, we will show you how to resize a video in Premiere Pro with multiple different offerings to suit you.
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How to resize videos in Premiere Pro
Here are the different methods in which you can resize videos in Premiere Pro. Have a look at each process and determine which suits your project best.
Method 1: Scale to Frame Size
The first method to resize your video in Premiere Pro is the “Scale to Frame Size” method. To “Scale to Frame Size” simply:
- Click on the clip that you want to adjust the size on.
- Now, you click “Scale to Frame Size.”
- You will then set the “Scale to Frame Size” to 200%.
There you have it; you have scaled the size of your video to the correct scale, allowing you to resize your videos in Premiere Pro to the same size.
Method 2: Set to Frame Size
The other method to resize videos in Premiere Pro is the ”Set to Frame Size” method. It’s the simplest, but still effective way to resize videos in Premiere Pro.
To adjust each clip using “Set to Frame Size” simply, follow the above steps. Click on the clip, then click on “Set to Frame Size” and then this will automatically adjust the size of your selected clip, and match it to the existing sequence size.
What is the difference between Scale to Frame Size and Set to Frame Size?
The difference between “Scale to Frame Size” and “Set to Frame Size” is to do with the process and how each method works.
Scale to Frame Size is where the computer resizes your clip to 100% of the sequence. A lot of the time this isn’t actually what you want it to do.
Scale to Frame Size was initially a Premiere Pro module to help people quickly shrink large video clips down. That’s why we need to adjust this to 200% to ensure it fits correctly.
Then Set to Frame Size, allows Premiere Pro to set the frame size to match your sequence automatically. This is our preferred method as it gets the sizing correct all the time.
If it scales the frame size offer, it can alter your footage, and you’ll see a lot of grain and noise within the video clip.
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How to create a keyboard shortcut to resize videos in Premiere Pro
You can also create a keyboard shortcut that will allow you to resize videos in Premiere Pro.
To create a memorable shortcut in Premiere Pro to resize videos, simply:
- Click Premiere Pro > Keyboard Shortcuts.
- In the search box, search for “Set to Frame”.
- When the “Set to Frame” option appears, double click in the empty box.
- Now type whichever key you want to be the shortcut within the box.
- Then simply click OK.
There you have it; you now have a quick keyboard shortcut to the “Set to Frame” function. Using shortcuts in Premiere Pro is a great way to improve your editing workflow and overall efficiency. You can save hours a week by using shortcuts.
Read our in-depth guide on shortcuts in Premiere Pro here.
How can I import all footage in the same size into Premiere Pro?
Here’s how you can import all your footage in the same size into Premiere Pro in only a couple of steps.
- Click on Premiere Pro > Preferences > Media
- Then, click on Default Media Scaling > Set to Frame Size.
Then click on ‘OK’ in the bottom right-hand corner, and there you have it. This will now import all video footage in Premiere Pro at the same frame size.
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