Adobe Premiere Pro Automatically Crops Source Video Upon Import

Community Beginner ,
Sep 05, 2013 Sep 05, 2013

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This is really confusing me and I've never had this kind of trouble before.  I have source videos that are 720x480, but as soon as I import them into Premiere, they are cropped to 540x480.  It's not a problem with sequence settings or anything, because the imported source file is cropped before it's even in a sequence.  I tried looking on-line for a solution, but couldn't find any.  Does anyone know how this can be fixed...maybe some import settings that I don't know about?

Here are some screenshots to visually represent what I was saying:

This is properties of the videoWorkouts.jpg

This is what Premiere automatically does right after the video is imported as a sourcePrtScr capture.jpg

This is a screenshot when played with VLC:Adobe Premiere Pro - MVideo ProjectsFreshman Outreach 2013Promo Video.prproj .jpg

This is a screenshot when played from the source in Premiere:PrtScr capture_2.jpg

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.  This video is due Saturday and all my footage is cropped, please help me.  Thank you!

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Adobe Community Professional , Sep 06, 2013 Sep 06, 2013
Premiere does not support .MOD files. Never has. If they worked in the past, you were lucky.Changing the extentie to mpg might work or else convert. (even heard mts and avi)http://pagesperso-orange.fr/gilles.bihan/converio_095.htmHave seen this before with someone who wanted to use .MOD files in CC.I have a few .MOD files and tested it in CC and yes they get cropped.Good alternative for these files would be Adobe Elements.or file a bugreport.http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 07, 2015 Feb 07, 2015

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I which that were true.

I still see this issue.

There is no febr. 2015 update, last update was released dec. 2014.

I dont think all vob's are prone to this issue.

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Participant ,
Jan 10, 2017 Jan 10, 2017

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No, absolutely wrong. CC CROPS it, you cannot scale it back, you will distort the cropped image is all.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 10, 2017 Jan 10, 2017

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freddyphoesh wrote:

No, absolutely wrong. CC CROPS it, you cannot scale it back, you will distort the cropped image is all.

Correct! Surfdude has an different issue which has nothing to do with the issue this thread is all about.

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New Here ,
Apr 01, 2015 Apr 01, 2015

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I managed a workaround that will work for me to avoid the cropping issue.

I imported into Premiere Elements 11. For some reason Prem Elements 11 doesn't crop the .MOD file.

Dragged all the clips on to the timeline. Exported the footage to a .MOV.

Then imported the new .MOV into Prem Pro CC2014 and modified the clip to PAL DV Widescreen.

Took me a while to figure this out.

NOT sure if Prem Elements 12 or 13 will do this, but Prem Elements 11 is currently helping with this problem/issue.

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New Here ,
Apr 17, 2015 Apr 17, 2015

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Found a work-around if you are using a PC.

Insert your .MOD files into Windows Live Movie Maker (free to download) and export the file in a .wmv format. Then use the .wmv files in Premiere Pro CC.

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New Here ,
Jan 23, 2016 Jan 23, 2016

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Thank you for the advice, I was having the same problem with one of my video clips. Converting it to WMV solved my problem.

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New Here ,
Jan 28, 2016 Jan 28, 2016

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I have been having the same problem!

My MP4 files have been getting cropped about an inch or so from the real border.

SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO ANNOYING

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 28, 2016 Jan 28, 2016

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Might want to convert them with HandBrake first.

See if that will work.

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Explorer ,
Mar 21, 2016 Mar 21, 2016

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I too have had the same problem with Premiere CC in 2105, importing an MPG file.


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I SOLVED!

by importing the file with Media Encoder CS6 or by using the free program Avidemux and export it to MOV (lossless) and then re-import it into Premiere CC2015.


Media Encoder CS6

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Avidemux

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.. Or simply rename the file to .avi

Evidence of these facts I think probably we can talk of "bug" in Media Encoder CC2015 and consequently both Premiere and After Effects


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New Here ,
Jun 20, 2016 Jun 20, 2016

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So basically I am technologically impaired. I am having all of these problems and I honestly have no idea what to do to fix it. It looks like you solved the puzzle, but I cannot understand the foreign language that is tech talk. My project is due tomorrow and I have NO idea where to start... HELP!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 21, 2016 Jun 21, 2016

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Download Premiere CS6 and make you project in cs6

You cannot solve this in CC.

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New Here ,
Jan 04, 2017 Jan 04, 2017

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Hello guys,

I've been trying to import an old family film (.avi) in Premiere Pro CC 2017, but the aspect ratio of the imported file is altered. The aspect ratio of the source file is 4:3 (see screenshot below: left side), the aspect ratio of the imported file is 16:9 (right side). I added a screenshot of both. What do I need to do to import without Premiere changing the aspect ratio? I've been looking for an answer on several forums but didn't manage to find a solution.

aspect ratio.JPG

Can you please help me out with this?

Thank you in advance.

Greetings Johan

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LEGEND ,
Jan 04, 2017 Jan 04, 2017

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Right-click the clip in Project Bin and select Modify > Interpret Footage

Then you will be able to change the Pixel Aspect Ratio, selecting from the drop-down menu

For PAL, use 1.094, or 0.9 for NTSC footage

EDIT: You can highlight multiple-clips and change them all at one time

Thanks

Jeff Pulera

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New Here ,
Jan 07, 2017 Jan 07, 2017

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This solves my problem. SAFEHARBOR11 You're my hero!

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Participant ,
Jan 10, 2017 Jan 10, 2017

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No!!! Changing pixel aspect ratio makes zero difference to the Premiere/AME cropping bug.

Changing the pixel aspect ratio from DV widescreen to DV PAL simply squashes the already cropped image.

You can see the shot on the left, playback from VLC player, the knees of the person are seen... on the left image they are cropped out.

pixel aspect ratio change makes zero difference to crop bug.jpg

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 10, 2017 Jan 10, 2017

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If you have CC subscription: download CS6 and 'convert' to dv-avi.

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Participant ,
Jan 10, 2017 Jan 10, 2017

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Hi Ann,

Yeah I do, and I've filed a bug on the beta group too.

tx

Mark

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 22, 2017 Mar 22, 2017

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I'm getting this same issue with VOB files copied from a video_ts folder on DVDs.

I've just tried using Media Encoder instead - same issue in the export preview window there with the right side being cropped, so I don't think that will work.

Using handbrake worked though. I guess I'll have to re-encode everything in handbrake, which will take hours!

Not impressed at all for my first time using Premiere, I figured an expensive product like this would wouldn't have such a silly bug.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 22, 2017 Mar 22, 2017

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"I figured an expensive product like this would wouldn't have such a silly bug."

.vob files are not meant to be edited - should be FINAL delivery on a DVD. That said, I've never had cropping issues with .vob files myself and am glad I could import them into Premiere. I would question the source - was DVD made with a stand-alone DVD recorder? If so, that might explain it, they may be a little different.

Thanks

Jeff

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New Here ,
Mar 22, 2017 Mar 22, 2017

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I just had the same issue today, with a DVD recorded with a DVD recorder. I found 2 solutions after I copied the VOB on my computer:

1. Import the VOB file in Premiere CS6 and it will work;

2. Use VLC (free software) and convert the VOB into mp4 or another file type/codec and then import the new file in your CC...

If you have CS6 it's a better solution, you will lose less quality on encoding. You don't need to encode 2 times the same files. But if you don't have CS6, then you have to re-encode your VOB with VLC or another free/paid software... Your choice.

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