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Tip: Create a watch folder for batching widescreen format clips to square format

Adobe Employee ,
Nov 03, 2022 Nov 03, 2022

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Hi Community,

I was just helping someone with this issue and thought I'd share this helpful tip to batch process widescreen format clips to square.


  1. Create a new encoding preset at 1080 x 1080 (or other square dimensions) with Scale to Fill Selected in the Output panel.
  2. Save this preset.
  3. For the watch folder, choose this preset in the Watch Folders panel.
  4. Drag your clips into the watch folder.
  5. The widescreen clips will be punched into the new square format.


Let me know if you hit any snags.


Incidentally, this action is available in Adobe Express under Quick Actions > Resize Video, but not as a batch. It's one at a time. 

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