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Why does my 1920 X 1080 size video look smaller in premiere pro?

Community Beginner ,
Jul 13, 2017 Jul 13, 2017

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Hi, I imported a video and its size is 1920 X 1080. It should occupy the whole screen, instead, it looks like this (see screenshot) in premiere pro. It has black blocks around it. After export, it looks like this in the exported video as well.

I tried opened a new project and import the same video and it looks fine. However, I really cannot re-do everything again as that will be dreadful.

How can I adjust the screen in my previous project? Thank you!

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LEGEND , Jul 13, 2017 Jul 13, 2017

wyuting  wrote

I tried opened a new project and import the same video and it looks fine.

Meaning that the source material fills the frame as you expect it to?

It looks like your edited sequence has a mismatch between the frame size of the sequence and the frame size of your source material.

Here is a way to fix that:

Create a new, empty sequence (File > New > Sequence).

Drag one of your camera source clips into the empty sequence you just created, you will be prompted to match the sequence settings t

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LEGEND ,
Jul 13, 2017 Jul 13, 2017

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Try right-clicking on the video in the sequence and choose Scale to Frame Size. It's about 3/4 the way down the list of options.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 17, 2020 Sep 17, 2020

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A simple solution!

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New Here ,
Sep 17, 2020 Sep 17, 2020

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what is the solution? lol

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 17, 2020 Sep 17, 2020

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Doing what is suggested in the above comment!

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New Here ,
Sep 18, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

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Oops...was only reading this through email. Thanks for the help that worked!

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New Here ,
Aug 29, 2023 Aug 29, 2023

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Thank you!

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LEGEND ,
Jul 13, 2017 Jul 13, 2017

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wyuting  wrote

I tried opened a new project and import the same video and it looks fine.

Meaning that the source material fills the frame as you expect it to?

It looks like your edited sequence has a mismatch between the frame size of the sequence and the frame size of your source material.

Here is a way to fix that:

Create a new, empty sequence (File > New > Sequence).

Drag one of your camera source clips into the empty sequence you just created, you will be prompted to match the sequence settings to the properties of the clip, do so.

Now your clip should appear full screen and in the correct aspect ratio in your sequence.

Delete that clip you used to set the correct sequence settings from the sequence and return to the sequence you have been working on. Click on any one of the clips in it and then type Command (Control) + A to select all the clips. Type Command (Control) + C to copy them.

Switch back to your newly created sequence and click anywhere in it. Type Command (Control) + V to paste the clips there.

If they do not look correct in the new sequence, click on any one of the clips to select it. Type Command (Control) + A to select all the clips. Right click on any one of the selected video clips and from the drop down menu choose Remove Attributes.

When the Remove Attributes pane opens, remove the motion attributes.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 14, 2017 Jul 14, 2017

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It worked!! Thank you so much!!! Thank god i dont have to reedit everything... Thank you so much!!!!!!

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LEGEND ,
Jul 14, 2017 Jul 14, 2017

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Can you mark Correct Answer which post it was that worked for you?

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New Here ,
Aug 04, 2021 Aug 04, 2021

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Yea this worked fo rme as well, thanks!

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New Here ,
Dec 19, 2021 Dec 19, 2021

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This worked for me as well and thank you for this solution!

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New Here ,
Nov 17, 2022 Nov 17, 2022

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THANK YOU SO MUCH!! This thread and answer saved my project! God bless you!

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Community Expert ,
Jul 13, 2017 Jul 13, 2017

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Try right-clicking on the sequence in your project panel and adjusting the aspect ratio to 1920 w x 1080 h.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 14, 2017 Jul 14, 2017

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I imported a video and its size is 1920 X 1080. It should occupy the whole screen

That's only true if your sequence settings match the media and there are no effects applied to the clip.

If you're seeing black around the image, then one of the above conditions isn't true.  Find out which one.

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New Here ,
May 15, 2020 May 15, 2020

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Hello,

 

I found all of this worked, except, when I copied all of my other clips into the new sequence, pressed ctrl + A and right click to remove attributes, remove motions, that the motion button would be clicked still and the video settings will be the same as in the sequence. Everytime I try to unclick the "Motion" Attribute when I right click again and go back in its marked again. What can I do to make the attribute "motion" stay unclicked and have all the new clips the same?

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New Here ,
Jun 29, 2021 Jun 29, 2021

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Right-click on the video clip, select "scale to frame size"

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