How To Crop Video on Adobe Premiere [Full-Guide]
Have you ever made a video and wished that you could crop it to get rid of some of the excess footage?
Or maybe you have a clip that is too short and you want to make it longer.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to crop your video in Adobe Premiere.
This technique can be helpful for removing unwanted footage or extending a clip that is too short.
Let’s get started!
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019 Tutorial
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019 is a new version of Adobe Premiere Pro.
Adobe Premiere Pro is a popular video editing software that works on both Windows and Mac computers. It is similar to Apple’s Final Cut Pro video editing program, but it has become the preferred program for many video producers.
A new window will emerge when you launch Adobe Premiere Pro. On the left side of the window, click the New Project button.
This will open a new window where you may establish your project’s basic options, such as the filename and location where the project file will be saved.
Name is what you’ll title the project file in the New Project dialog box, and Location is where the project will be generated.
It’s best to keep your footage and project file on an external hard drive when working in Premiere. Create a new folder for your project on your external hard drive, and then use Browse to save your project file in that new location.
You shouldn’t need to modify any of the other options on this page, but check the Scratch Disk settings before clicking OK.
Premiere Pro is a non-destructive editing product, which means that nothing you do in it will affect or overwrite your media files. Having said that, it is always a good idea to retain a backup of your project and media assets. Three of our workshops cover Premier Pro. Join Premiere Pro for Intermediate Video Editors or Advanced Video Editing for hands-on video editing experience.
Developing a New Project
Each video you make in Premiere should begin with a new project.
All of your adjustments and changes will be saved in the project file. It’s saved as a separate.prproj file that only Premiere Pro can open.
The project file will include references to the various media assets you’ll be using to create your movie, as well as the sequences in which you’ll arrange your video clips, add audio tracks, transitions, titles, and so on.
Organizing the Scratch Disks
At the top of the New Project dialog box, select the Scratch Disks tab.
The scratch disk is the spot on your computer where Premiere Pro CC 2019 will save media and other project data.
The Scratch Disk will be placed to the same folder as the destination for your new project by default. Unless you have numerous hard drives, we recommend setting it to the same location.
IF YOU ARE USING A COMPUTER WITH THREE OR MORE HARD DRIVES, you can increase performance by assigning “video previews” and “audio previews” to the third disk. If you only have one or two disks (your computer and an external hard drive), you can ignore this, but for the inquisitive, Adobe’s recommended disk setup is as follows.
After you’ve scratched the disks, you can look at the Ingest Settings. We’re not going to change any of these settings right now, but we’ll return to them later when we start importing our media files. If necessary, you can adjust any of these options once you’ve begun your project.
After you’ve double-checked the ingest settings, click OK.
After you start a new project or reopen an existing one, Adobe Premiere’s primary workspace will appear on your screen. It is divided into four panes or sections:
Workspaces — The top bar displays the many workspaces accessible in Premiere. A workspace is simply a setting for how the various windows are arranged. Premiere should open in the Editing workspace by default. This is the workplace on which we will concentrate our efforts. If you ever close or can’t find a window, right-click the three horizontal lines next to Editing in the top bar and select Reset to Saved Layout.
Project — This displays the media files and sequences that you have imported into your project. There are also a variety of tabs within this window that you may use to easily access your media. Media Browser and Effects are two of the key tabs we’ll be using. The Media Browser displays files on your PC or external hard drive that can be imported into Premiere. Effects provides a variety of filters and transitions that you can apply to your movie while editing it.
The Source pane is used to preview video clips that have been selected from the project window. To view a video file in the Source pane, double-click it in the Project pane. To begin editing, drag & drop video files from the Source or Project panes into the Timeline. Effect Controls is one of the key tabs in the Source pane, where you can alter the effects you’ve added to your source video.
Timeline — This is where you arrange your clips in a sequence, as well as transitions, text boxes, audio tracks, and so on. This section will be empty until you create a series. The default position is at the bottom right corner of the screen.
Program — In this window, you may see a preview of the sequence that is currently open in the Timeline. This is a preview of your current edit.
Click the Window button in the vertical bar at the top of the screen to change the layout of your workspace panes. The first option in the menu should be ‘Workspaces.’ Hover over it to see the possible pre-selected workspace panes, and then select the one you want. We recommend that you use the Editing layout.
Any panel can be resized by clicking and dragging at the pane edges, or moved about the screen by clicking and dragging on the pane’s name.
In Premiere, you may adjust a variety of settings preferences, such as doing more frequent automatic saves of your project or changing the default settings for how audio from your camera is turned into other types of audio files.
To alter the settings on a Mac, go to the top horizontal menu and pick Premiere Pro > Preferences, then choose the setting you wish to change.
On a PC, go to Edit > Preferences to access the same menu.
We recommend that you change your Auto Save settings to Automatically Save Every 5 Minutes.
To do so, go to the top of the screen and select Premiere Pro from the horizontal menu. Hover your mouse over Preferences and select Auto Save from the drop-down box.
Check that the checkbox next to Automatically save projects is selected.
Enter 5 minutes in the text field next to Automatically Save Every:
Enter 100 in the text field next to Maximum Project Versions.
This will save your project more frequently and maintain a longer history of previous versions of your project.
By configuring your Scratch Disks, you can specify where Premiere Pro CC 2019 will save your auto-saved files. Hover over File in the top-right horizontal menu, then Project Settings, and Scratch Disks. A new window titled Project Settings will be displayed. You can specify where the auto-saved files should be saved under Project Auto Save.
Copies of Video Camera Files
We need to copy the footage from your camera’s memory card to the computer or external hard disk before we can edit it.
The simplest way to do this is to use a card reader to attach your memory card to your computer, and then drag and drop the contents into a folder that contains both your project file and video files onto the computer or external hard drive.
Important: It is preferable to drag the whole contents of the card onto your computer. DSLR cameras, such as Canon and Nikon, may have individual.mp4 files that you may copy one at a time, but with many cameras, particularly Panasonic and Sony, you must drag the entire folder onto the card. This folder is most likely labeled “Private,” and it will contain another folder called AVCHD or XAVC that contains the video files. It’s critical to keep these folders together because they contain related items like metadata files that Premiere will require to open the films. You should not modify the AVCHD folder or any of the files included within it, or you risk ruining the video recording.
Copying your film to your computer or an external hard drive makes the video files available to Premiere for import via the Media Browser, and it also allows you to detach the memory card without disrupting Premiere’s connection to the video files.
To begin editing, you must first load your media into Premiere.
From the horizontal menu at the top of the screen, select File > Import. A Finder window will open, from which you can choose whether to import a folder or individual files.
To navigate your computer and select media to import, use the Media Browser pane on the lower left side of the editing workspace. The Media Browser is comparable to Finder or Explorer in functionality, except it is incorporated into Premiere. You can look at the files on your computer or external hard drive and import them into Premiere.
On the left, you’ll see the file directory for your hard disk. Navigate to the folder containing the file you wish to utilize in your video, and the file will be displayed on the right. Video files will be displayed as icons depicting the opening scene from the clip.
To see your video and photos as icons, click the icon view button at the bottom of the Media Browser. You may also use the slider at the bottom to increase the size of the icons, and sort by name, filetype, and so on by clicking on the three horizontal lines. You can preview a clip before importing it by selecting it and scanning through it with the small scrubber bar. Use the tilde key () on the keyboard when the Media Browser is selected to view this project window in fullscreen mode. This, in conjunction with zooming in on the thumbnail view, makes it simple to sift through your videos and preview your footage. To see a preview of a file, double-click it in the Source pane, which is just above the Project pane. This does not import the file, but it does allow you to play and browse through the clip in a bigger view. It is as simple as right-clicking on a file and selecting Import from the drop-down menu to import it. Premiere Pro CC 2019 will import the file and display it in the Project pane. Ingesting You may also utilize the Media Browser to copy files from a media card to your computer and then import them all at once into Premiere. This will copy everything on your memory card to your computer and import it all at once. Adobe Media Encoder must be installed in order to import files in this method. To begin, check the Ingest checkbox in the top bar of the Media Browser. Then, click the wrench next to the Ingest option to confirm your settings. The Ingest Settings tab will be displayed in the Project Settings window. Copy: specifies that a duplicate of the files will be made. Preset: MD5 verification is a fancy way of saying Premiere will double-check everything to make sure it copied correctly. Primary Destination: The location to which the files will be copied. By default, the files will be placed in the same folder as your project file. Click OK to save your settings. Navigate to the location of your card using the Media Browser tab. Your media card should be stored on a local drive. You can navigate to the card from which you want to import files by using the arrow. After right-clicking on the file or folder you want to import, select Import from the menu options. The media files on the card will be copied to and imported into your project file. Another program, Adobe Media Encoder, will run and display a progress bar as the files are copied, but you can ignore this and begin editing immediately. Modification reversal If you make a mistake while editing your video, you can use Premiere’s Undo function to return to a previous version of your project. The Undo tool is useful in a variety of situations. Navigate to the top of the horizontal menu bar on the page, right-click Edit, and then choose Undo from the menu. Alternatively, if you’re using a Mac, you can use a keyboard shortcut by simultaneously pressing Command + Z. Use CTRL + Z if you’re on a computer. Checking Your Clips To edit the imported film, close the Media Browser and navigate to the Project tab in the Project window. Make sure you’re in the Project pane, not the Media Browser. Clips in either window can be previewed in similar ways (for example, by scrubbing through film), but only the Project pane displays imported media that’s ready to edit. You can view your footage as a list or as icons that you can scroll through by selecting one of two options in the bottom left of the Project pane. Clips can be viewed in the Source pane to get a better look at them. Double-click or drag a clip onto the source monitor to preview it. After you’ve loaded a clip into the Source pane, you can play or pause it by pressing the bottom buttons or the space bar on your keyboard. The blue pointer is called the Playhead, and it indicates where you are in the video. By dragging left or right in the clip, you can move ahead or backward. Playback can be controlled by the keys J, K, and L. The clip will be rewinded by J, paused by K, and played forward by L. Multiple clicks on J or L will accelerate or decelerate playback forwards or backwards. Creating a Sequence You must first create a sequence before you can begin editing. A sequence is a grouping of all your edits. The Project window is where sequences are organized and accessed, whereas the Timeline is where they are updated. Depending on how you work, you can have multiple sequences in a single project or complete all of your editing within a single sequence. To begin a new series, go to the horizontal menu at the top of the screen. Go to File > New > Sequence. You can also use the Command + N shortcut on a Mac or CTRL + N on a PC. A New Sequence window will appear once you’ve finished creating the sequence. You can customize the sequencing of your project here, which will be applied to the movie you’re creating. You can change the video format used by the camera for this project by adjusting the parameters here. You may then save the changes as a custom configuration to utilise later (this is useful if you use the same video camera frequently). For example, the Sony X70 is the primary video camera utilized at Berkeley AMI. In the Sequence Presets tab, navigate to the XDCAMHD 422 folder under Available Presets. Select XDCAM HD422 1080p24 from the 1080p folder within this folder. This setting corresponds to the Sony x70 camera’s resolution and frame rate.
If you’re using a Nikon or Canon, you’ll want to select the Digital SLR mode.
Open the Settings tab, which is located to the right of the Sequence Presets tab, to establish custom settings. In the lower left corner of the window, click the Save Preset button. A new window will appear, allowing you to give your preset a name. Click OK after giving the preset a name. Your preset will be accessible via the Sequence Presets tab, in the Custom folder at the bottom of the list of Available Presets.
You can save your own preset for future projects in which you edit video from the same camera.
If you’re unsure about your camera’s video settings, Premiere can match the sequence settings for you. When you drag a video clip from the Project pane into the Timeline, Premiere Pro CC 2019 will accomplish this automatically.
If you drag and drop a clip into the Timeline later, a dialog box will popup asking if you want to Change sequence to match the clip’s parameters. Select Change sequence parameters to do so, and the settings will be adjusted to match those of your video clip.
NOTE: You may not receive this warning if you copy and paste a clip into the Timeline. It may only display after you drag a clip from the project window or source monitor into the Timeline.
Inserting Clips into the Timeline
Drag a clip from the Source pane on the top left of the screen to the Timeline pane on the lower right to add it to a sequence in the Timeline. You may also drag and drop video clips from the Project window into the timeline.
Drag the clip to the V1 video track on the timeline and press the release button.
If the clip you’re moving to the timeline has audio, it will be immediately inserted as one or two additional audio tracks on A1 and A2 underneath the video track.
If necessary, you can drag only the audio component of a clip to the timeline. Drag the audio waveform-shaped icon in the Source window, which displays just below the preview, to the audio tracks in the timeline. You can also add a video segment to the timeline by dragging it (without the audio). Drag the film strip icons just below the preview on the Source window to the timeline’s video track. You may also highlight a section of the video while previewing it in the Source pane to drag a selection into the timeline rather than the entire video clip. Point the blue playhead to where you wish to begin the selection. Use the open bracket tool or press I on your keyboard to choose the option. Scrub forward in your video preview to the desired endpoint and click the closed bracket tool, or hit O on your keyboard. In the Source window, the highlighted area will be highlighted. Drag and drop the selection into the Timeline pane to edit it. Using the Timeline The timeline is where you will make changes and finalize your video. Video clips appear as horizontal bars in the timeline. The lines in the upper half (V1, V2, V3, and so on) comprise video content. Those in the bottom half (A1, A2, A3, etc.) are audio files. The playhead is the narrow vertical blue line that shows where you are in the timeline. When you move the playhead over a video clip, the program pane above will display it. If you have multiple tracks or clips in the timeline, the playhead will move from top to bottom. For example, one video track will overlay another. Assume that all of your tracks are stacked and being viewed from above by the playhead. Only the first video clip is visible in the Program pane. You can move the playhead by dragging it right or left, or you can navigate by using the spacebar and using the keys J,K, and L on your keyboard. In that order, they play backwards, pause, and forward. You can also use the + and – keys to zoom in and out of the timeline, or click and drag the circles on the horizontal bar beneath the timeline from left to right. Zooming in and out on the footage allows you to inspect the seconds or minutes more closely and edit the film more precisely. Zoomed in on: Zoomed In: This is the same clip as above, but we only get a few seconds of it here. How to Edit Clips Using the Timeline It’s as simple as clicking and dragging video segments up, down, left, or right in the timeline. By clicking on the clip’s edge and dragging it in, you can cut it. When you hover your cursor over the clip, a red arrow will appear. Click and drag inward to shorten the clip to the desired length. You can also lengthen a clip by clicking on its edge and dragging it to the right. If you want to change one without affecting the other, you can unlink the video and audio tracks in a clip (for example, deleting the audio track). To separate audio from video, click the Linked Selection button, which looks like a mouse pointer crossing two bars. If the button is blue, your audio and video are linked within the clip; if it is white, the selection is unlinked. Alternatively, right-click on the clip and select Unlink from the menu that appears. The video and audio track clips can now be moved independently. By holding Option or Alt, you can make any of your edits just target the clip you’re now clicking on. Holding Alt allows you to click and select only one audio track from a linked pair, for example. By default, the Timeline is set up so that adjacent clips “snap” to each other, making it simple to align them without having one clip accidentally overlap the other or leaving empty space between clips. You can disable snapping if necessary by clicking on the Snap icon, which is found in the top left corner of the Timeline, above the video track names. When turned on, the Snap symbol should be highlighted blue, and when turned off, it should be highlighted white. The word Snap will appear when you move your cursor over the icon. You can also use the S key on your keyboard to toggle it on and off. To remove a Timeline clip, select it and press the Delete key on your keyboard. Razor Tool for Splitting or Removing a Clip Section If you wish to split a video or audio clip in two or delete a piece in the middle of a clip, you can use the Razor tool to divide or slice away a portion of it (for example, to eliminate a sound gap in your audio). The razor tools are particularly useful for editing longer sequences, such as interview segments. Bring the entire clip into the timeline and use the razor tool to chop it. The name “razor” derives from the fact that in the traditional cinema editing procedure, a tape was literally split with a razor blade to delete unwanted parts of film or rearrange segments of a film.
To make these cuts in Premiere Pro 2019, go to the Tool palette and select the Razor tool, which resembles a razor blade. You can also use the C key on your keyboard as a shortcut. While utilizing this tool, your cursor will change to a little razor icon.
Cut the video clip by clicking on it at the desired moment. Alternatively, cut the clip several times to create a piece in the middle that you may eliminate. Then, in the tool palette, use the Selection tool (the keyboard equivalent is the V key ) to move or delete one of the segments. Delete your selection by selecting it and pressing the Delete key on your keyboard.
Clip Editing in the Source Pane
To simplify editing before bringing clips into the timeline, you can make shorter selections from video clips while they are displayed in the Source window. You may bring only the best parts of the tape into the timeline, allowing you to cut out any extraneous video.
Double-click on the clip you wish to modify in the Project window to bring it up in the Source pane.
Play the clip by using the spacebar on your keyboard or using the play controls at the bottom of the Source pane (press the spacebar once to play and then again to pause the clip).
You can also use your keyboard’s J, K, L, and spacebar to play the clip – L to speed up, J to rewind, K to pause, and spacebar to play the clip at normal speed and pause.
Scrubbing through a clip is also possible by clicking on the blue playhead slightly beneath the clip and moving it to the right or left.
Set in and out points on the clip while it’s in the Source pane to select the portion of the clip you wish to move to the timeline. Set the in point by moving the playhead to the place where you want your clip to begin and pressing I on your keyboard or clicking the left bracket button. To set the out point, press O on your keyboard or click the right bracket button at the place where you want your clip to end. The selected area will be highlighted in blue in the scrubber bar below the clip.
By clicking and dragging on either border of the blue area of the scrub bar, you may change the in and out points.
You’re ready to copy the clip to the Timeline once you’ve set the segment of the clip you want in the In and Out points.
Insert and Overwrite Edits
You have two alternatives if you wish to place a new clip in the timeline where it will overlap with an existing clip:
If you conduct an Insert edit on a new track, the old clip will still be divided on the track below. When you perform an Overwrite edit on a new track, it does not affect the original footage on the track below, but you won’t notice it because the new video is on a track above it.
In Premiere Pro 2019, the Overwrite edit is the default. When you drag a clip to the timeline, Premiere will replace the overlapping area of the previous clip with the new clip. An arrow pointing down will show this.
To insert a clip into the timeline, hit and hold the Command key on the Mac keyboard, then click and drag the clip to the timeline. That will split the existing clip on the Timeline and move the rest of the clip to the right to make room for the new clip. An arrow pointing to the right indicates this.
Click to highlight the video clip you want to insert into the timeline in the Project pane. The Insert and Overwrite buttons are located below. They also have the following keyboard shortcuts: and If you use the keyboard shortcuts or the buttons, Premiere Pro 2019 will insert the clip in the timeline where your playhead (the vertical blue line) is.
Tracking and Targeting
When you add clips from the source monitor or copy and paste them, you can specify where they go.
The rows with blue highlighted characters on the Timeline pane’s left side govern where video clips are put. The information in your source window is referenced on the far left side. It’s referred to as source targeting.
The screenshot below shows that I have a clip with one video track and two audio tracks loaded, and that if I drag it into the timeline, it will be placed on V1 video track and A1 and A2 audio tracks
You can drag these targets around to adjust the location of the clips.
The source targeting has been relocated to video track V3 and audio tracks A3 and A4 as shown in the image below. This is where clips added from the source window will be placed.
The highlighted boxes in the right column are also “targeted,” but only when you copy and paste clips. This is known as Track Targeting. So, by default, if you copy a clip, it will paste into video track V1, but you can change that by clicking the highlighted video and audio tracks to toggle targeting on and off.
Clips are pasted onto the innermost selected track by default. So, if I copied and pasted a clip right now, it would appear in video track V3 as well as audio tracks A3 and A4.
Managing Multiple Tracks
Premiere Pro 2019 includes three video tracks and six audio tracks in the timeline by default. Additional tracks can be added by dragging clips above or below the outermost tracks.
In the horizontal menu at the top of the screen, you can easily add new tracks. Select Sequence > Add Tracks.
A new window titled Add Tracks will appear. Enter the amount of video and audio tracks you want to add and where you want them to be put. To add the tracks, click OK.
If you have several video tracks, the video on the top track in the timeline will be seen when the sequence is played, and any other video clips underneath will be hidden.
If you have numerous audio tracks, all of them will play at the same time, regardless of which is above or below the others in the timeline.
To conceal the video from a certain track in the timeline, do the following:
Hide the video for a certain track in the timeline by clicking on the eye symbol button to the far left of the track. When you hover over the eye icon, it says Toggle Track Output. The eye icon will be highlighted blue with a cross through it once you click it. Click it again to see the track footage.
To disable audio for a specific track in the timeline, follow these steps:
Toggle the audio off for a specific track in the timeline by pressing the M button to the far left of the track. When the track is muted, the button turns green.
Click the S button to play simply the audio from a single track (for Solo). When the track is “Soloed,” the button turns yellow.
Markers can be placed on clips in the Source, Timeline, or Program windows to help you keep track of them while editing video and audio.
The marker creates a snap-point on a clip or timeline to which the playhead will lock.
When you’re editing audio and want a video track to start on the downbeat of a song, this can come in handy. During audio editing, you can place a marker at the downbeat so that a video clip begins exactly at that point.
By moving the playhead to the desired position on the clip and pressing the M key, you can make a marker in the Source, Timeline, or Sequence panes. The marker will be displayed as a little green icon directly above the playhead.
To remove a marking, right-click it and choose Clear Selected Marker from the drop-down menu.
When working with many markers, it can be useful to change the color of one and give it a name. To edit a marker, right-click it and select Edit Marker… from the dropdown menu. In the window that appears, edit the marker’s name and color, then click OK.
Audio tracks, both related with your video and separate audio files, are displayed underneath the video tracks on your timeline.
Volume Control for a Single Clip
To alter the audio levels for a track, first expand it by clicking and dragging on its edge, or by pressing Option/Alt + = until a line appears in the middle of the track.
The waveform is a graphical representation of your audio’s high and low points. In Premiere, the base audio level is represented by a horizontal line running through the waveform. You can control the volume of the clip by dragging this line up or down. You can’t significantly increase the volume, but you can decrease it to negative infinity (which essentially mutes it).
Volume Control at Multiple Points in a Clip
You can also raise and drop the audio at several places within a clip to generate fade ins and fade outs.
To make keyframes, hold down the Command key on your Mac keyboard while moving your mouse over the white audio level line. This should be done at the times when you wish the audio to change.
Another method for adding keyframes is to select the Pen tool from the tool palette and click on the white line.
When you move your mouse over a keyframe, a small diamond icon will appear to the lower right of the cursor. This shows that you may modify the audio level by clicking, holding down your mouse, and dragging the keyframe higher or lower to increase or decrease audio.
The audio level line will be updated as a result. The audio will fade in if the audio level line slopes upward from one keyframe to the next. The audio will fade out if the audio level line slopes downward from one keyframe to the next.
You may also drag a keyframe to the left or right to change the start and finish points of fade ins and fade outs.
To remove a keyframe, select it and hit the Delete key on your keyboard.
Go to the Effects tab within the Project window to add a transition between clips, such as a cross dissolve (so the first clip progressively fades out while the second clip fades in). Open the Video Transitions folder to gain access to a collection of folders containing a variety of transitions.
The cross dissolve is one of the most typical transitions. When you open the Dissolve folder, you’ll see the Cross Dissolve transition mentioned. You can also use the search bar to look for a certain transition.
To add a transition between two clips in your timeline, move your playhead between them and then select the transition. Drag the transition from the folder to the timeline, then release it when it’s between the two clips.
Using a keyboard shortcut to add a cross dissolve between two clips is a faster option. Click the edit point between the two clips to highlight it in red, then press Shift + D on your keyboard. The Cross Dissolve transition, as well as Constant Power, which fades in and out audio between clips, will be introduced here. By clicking the gray bar and pressing the Delete key on your keyboard, you can remove any of these pieces.
You may achieve the similar effect by right-clicking and selecting Apply Default Transitions. Cross Dissolve is Premiere’s default transition.
The transition is represented by a gray bar that connects the clips.
Transitions are one second long by default. To adjust the duration or move the transition slightly to the left or right, zoom in on the timeline by hitting + on your keyboard.
Once zoomed in, you can extend or shorten the transition by clicking on the boundary of the transition and dragging. You can move one edge of the transition at a time by holding down the Shift key.
Text and Titles
Titles and text can be added to your sequence, such as a box with explanatory information or a “lower third” toward the bottom of a clip to identify the person in the video.
To begin, move your playhead to the approximate location in your Timeline sequence where you want the title to begin.
Select the Text tool (shortcut T) from the toolbar.
With the text tool selected, you can drag and drop a text box in the upper right corner of the Program window and begin typing. The title will display in the timeline as a clip that you can expand or move exactly like video footage.
To move the title around the image or on the timeline, return to the pointer tool (shortcut V). To return to the text tool and alter the contents, double-click the text field.
To fine-tune the titles, go to the Source pane’s Effect Controls tab (top left). Font, size, and style can all be changed here.
Click on the colored square labeled Fill to alter the color of the text. By default, the text color is set to white.
By clicking and holding the Pen tool and picking one of the title clip might include numerous lines of text. With the title selected in the timeline, you can create new text boxes by using the Type key.
shape tools, you can add shapes to a title.
Then, in your motion graphics clip, use the shape tools (rectangle, ellipse, or pen) to make shapes. Shapes, like text, can be changed in the motion graphics window’s Effect Controls section
If you want to utilize the title you made in another Premiere Pro 2019 project, right-click on it in the timeline and choose Export As Motion Graphics Template…
More complicated templates can also be created in Adobe After Effects and imported into Premiere Pro 2019.
Controls for the Effect
There are other other tools available in Effect Controls. The Video Effects section contains some of the most widely used effects. Motion can be added to any visuals or directly to video recordings. This is typically used to change the Position and Scale of your video.
With the Scale slider, you can change the scale of your image (to zoom in or out). Expand the carrot to the left of Scale and drag the circle that emerges beneath it along the line to the left or right. This will zoom in or out your image.
You’ll want to relocate your image after you’ve adjusted for scale. Change the numerical values directly above Scale in the Movie Effects tab to move your video to the left or right side of the screen. Move the image to the left or right by hovering your cursor over the number in the left column. You can move the image up and down by hovering your cursor over the number in the right column.
Search for Fast Color Corrector in the Effects search box to the right of your workspace for basic color correction. Select Effects from the vertical bar at the top of your workspace if the Effects search bar is not visible.
When Fast Color Corrector appears, drag and drop it on top of the video footage you wish to change. The Effect Controls window will appear in your workspace’s upper left Source window. You’ll see a giant multi-colored circle appear where you may start adjusting your color.
White Balance is one of the most frequently required color changes. Select the dropper tool next to the white box labeled White Balance, and then click on the whitest spot in your video in the workspace’s upper right box. Use your best judgment and make adjustments as needed to achieve the ideal color for your film.
When you add an effect to your sequence, such as a transition or a title, it may need to be rendered so that it displays properly on your computer screen.
Rendering is the process of having the effect handled by the computer so that it is permanently included to your clip sequence. If you see red or yellow lines above your Timeline, that means that parts of your sequence need to be displayed, usually because you have put effects there.
Rendering your video while editing will help with any playback troubles you may be having.
To render all of the effects in your entire sequence, go to the top horizontal menu and pick Sequence > Render Entire Work Area. A popup will appear, displaying the rendering status, and your sequence will begin playing automatically as the rendering is finished.
The work area is the gray bar with blue end points that lies over all of your sequence’s tracks. By sliding the blue end points to the left or right, you can rearrange the work area and thus the piece of your sequence that is being produced.
The rendering will take some time to complete depending on how intricate the effects you put to your sequence were.
When working in a group, you can move an entire Premiere Pro CC 2019 project from one team member to another.
This would enable one person to work on a rough cut of a sequence before transferring the project to a second person to complete the final edits.
Alternatively, one person may work on the beginning of a sequence, another on the end of a sequence, and they could then be blended into a single sequence.
To transfer a project, go to the top-of-the-screen menu and pick File > Project Manager.
Make the following choices in the dialog box that appears:
1) Check the box next to the sequences you’d like to share.
2) Select the option Collect Files and Copy to New Location under Resulting Project.
3) In the Options section, tick the Exclude Unused Clips box (optional but recommended).
Please keep in mind that selecting this option will only transfer the clips in a sequence, and any movie file or clip that you have not utilized will not be transmitted. It is recommended that you do this to lower the overall file size of the project you are sharing. Uncheck this option if you wish to include every clip you’ve imported into your project folder, and everything will be transferred.
4) Tick the three checkboxes labeled Include Preview Files, Include Audio Conform Files, and Rename Media Files to Match Clip Names.
5) Click the Browse button under Destination Path to select a location to which this project and all of its files will be copied. In most cases, it will be the external hard drive of the person with whom you are collaborating on the project.
Then click OK to finish transferring the project and related files.
After receiving the files, the recipient must connect the external drive to their computer and launch the project. That new project will have all of the necessary media files.
If two persons want to combine two sequences into one (for example, the first half of a sequence and the end of a series), the person receiving the files must reconnect the external drive to their computer. They must then open their existing project, navigate to the project they transferred from the other team member, and click Import. Check the Import Selected Sequences box in the dialog box.
OUR FINAL THOUGHTS
Cropping your video is a great way to improve the overall quality and appearance of your final product. In this tutorial, we’ve shown you how to crop a video in Adobe Premiere using both the program’s default settings and manual controls. We hope you found it helpful! Have you tried cropping a video before? What tips do you have for our readers? Let us know in the comments below.
FREQUENTLY ASK QUESTIONS
Cropping Videos with Adobe Premiere Pro
Step 1: Add video files to your computer.
To begin, you must import your desired video file into the software platform; users can quickly complete this process by using drag and drop capabilities.
Step 2: Look for video effects.
Now, on your software project window, seek for the ‘Effects’ tab. Simply select Video Effects from the drop-down menu and then navigate to Transform.
Step 3: Find the Crop effect
Finally, proceed to Crop. Drag that crop choice to the timeline by clicking on it. This will bring up the effects controls on the screen.
Here’s another method for locating crop tool. You can also select the Video Effects folder by clicking the Effects tab. Navigate to Transform. Drag the crop tool onto the video.
Step 4: Slide the video clip with the arrow cursor.
The Effects Control Window can be found on the left side of your software screen. Slide the arrow cursor and then set it in the position where you want to crop.
Step 5: Crop your video on all four sides.
If you wish to crop all four sides of your movie, you must repeat the method for each location. It is critical to off frame the short adequately before beginning to crop it.
Step 6: Crop the video using the pointers.
The four directions of the video are denoted by the letters left, top, right, and bottom. After you’ve decided the direction you want to crop in, drag the pointer to the right. The proportion will rise, and the cropped area will grow as well. When you’re finished, go ahead and preview it.
Step 7: Zoom in or out of the clipped video (optional)
If you wish to zoom or move the cropped video, go to Motion under Effects and drag the value in the Effects Control panel to modify the location of the clip.
In Premiere, how can I crop a clip?
In the program’s bottom-left corner, select the “Effects” tab. Click “Video Effects,” then “Transform,” and finally “Crop.” In the timeline or source viewer, drag the crop effect onto the video clip.
In Adobe, how can I crop a video?
Cropping a video.
1. Make your choice. Use your device to upload a video. Videos can last up to one hour.
2. cropping Select an aspect ratio or freeform for a bespoke size. To make adjustments, use the crop handles.
3. Save the file. Download your newly cropped video right away.