How do i change frame size in adobe premiere pro?

New Here ,
Feb 09, 2016 Feb 09, 2016

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In cs5 i think you could just open a new project and go into advanced settings and change the frame size but in adobe premiere pro cc you can't?

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 09, 2016 Feb 09, 2016
Select the sequence in the Project Window, go to Sequenc/Sequence Settings  and change the editing mode to CustomNow you can change the frame size.

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Adobe Employee , Mar 17, 2020 Mar 17, 2020
Hey folks – We created a short tutorial to show you how to change the frame size in Premiere Pro 2020. This should clarify any questions you may have! Hope this helps! Caroline

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 09, 2016 Feb 09, 2016

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Select the sequence in the Project Window, go to Sequenc/Sequence Settings  and change the editing mode to Custom

Now you can change the frame size.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 23, 2017 Jan 23, 2017

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Hey Ann, this was super helpful with the exception of the locked aspect ratio. Do you know of a way to unlock? Need video that is 1500x500 for a web site. Appreciate...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 23, 2017 Jan 23, 2017

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aspect ratio would be 1.0.

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New Here ,
Mar 22, 2017 Mar 22, 2017

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Aspect ratio would NOT be 1.0. It would be 3.0.  1500 divided by 500 is 3.0.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 22, 2017 Mar 22, 2017

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Nope.

The setting is pixel aspect ratio not display aspect ratio.

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Participant ,
Dec 20, 2017 Dec 20, 2017

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I think the question was about display aspect ratio, Ann. That's the setting I can't adjust. Width and height are locked together, so when I change one, the other changes too. I'm trying to output a very short (as in display height) but wide video file. The kind of letterbox format that would normally have black borders top and bottom, but without the black borders.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 20, 2017 Dec 20, 2017

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If you dont want the black borders which are present in the timeline you set the hight and width in the export settings and also crop the image in the source tab (left side)

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Participant ,
Dec 20, 2017 Dec 20, 2017

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Haha! Thanks, Ann. I must have been writing my much more long-winded version when you posted this. Appreciate the help here. Happy Christmas.

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Participant ,
Dec 20, 2017 Dec 20, 2017

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The aspect ratio is only locked in the preview section of sequence settings for me. In CC 2017, if I adjust the sequence settings and select 'Custom', I can set any size I want under the 'Video' section.

With a new sequence set up in this way I can pull down my clips as normal, but I do need to scale them or accept the cropping that results.

My challenge was to find a way of outputting a video that had been created in a 16:9 frame, using cropping to mask the top and bottom portions of the frame. By outputting to 16:9 I got black bars top and bottom. The client asked for these to be removed and I did this at the output stage.

With my 16:9 timeline selected, with its black bars, I went to 'Export/Media'. In the Export Settings box I went to 'source' and clicked on the cropping tool. I dragged the top and bottom edges to the edges of the black bars, effectively selecting only video content. The cropping tool told me the new dimensions of the frame and I used this information to set the output dimensions on the right.

I hope this helps people. I landed on this page in the quest to solve this problem and managed it thanks to the previous posts on here. Perhaps this addition will make it more useful for people with the same challenge as me.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 20, 2017 Dec 20, 2017

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do need to scale them or accept the cropping that results.

If it was framed properly during filming, you'd accept the cropping.

If it was not properly framed for the desired aspect, you'd have to use the Motion effect to reframe many of the shots.

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Participant ,
Dec 20, 2017 Dec 20, 2017

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Yes, Jim. The sequence was to be used as background to a web page and the clips were close-ups of machinery pulled from a corporate documentary. It needed a bit of adjustment to pull the most dynamic part into the frame, but not much.

https://youtu.be/UCesgxZvQTg

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Mar 06, 2018 Mar 06, 2018

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Martyn Moore!   Thank you for your explanation to find the needed crop size.  This is especially useful since Premiere has no rulers.

I would only add to describe where the "source" item is in the export media window.  It is one of the two tabs at the top left above your video preview.  Once clicking the "source" tab the crop tool appears right below it.  While adjusting the crops on each side manually it will report the pixel width.  So very helpful.  Thanks again!

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New Here ,
Sep 04, 2017 Sep 04, 2017

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The Sequence Settings option is grey, it cant be selected. Do you know how can I change this?

Thanks!

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LEGEND ,
Sep 04, 2017 Sep 04, 2017

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Change the Editing Mode to Custom:

Screen Shot 2017-09-04 at 2.22.20 PM.png

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New Here ,
Sep 04, 2017 Sep 04, 2017

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awesome, thank you!

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New Here ,
Dec 07, 2017 Dec 07, 2017

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its already on custom which is also not highlighted even that not able to change frame size pls help

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Participant ,
May 13, 2018 May 13, 2018

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https://forums.adobe.com/people/Ann+Bens  wrote

Select the sequence in the Project Window, go to Sequenc/Sequence Settings  and change the editing mode to Custom

Now you can change the frame size.

This worked for me, thanks.

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Enthusiast ,
May 13, 2018 May 13, 2018

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The most advisable thing would be if you can update Premiere, in old versions, depending on the chosen preset, some options were blocked.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 24, 2018 May 24, 2018

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This simple remedied is by making a custom sequence in which all settings are available and copy everything over.

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 17, 2020 Mar 17, 2020

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Hey folks –

We created a short tutorial to show you how to change the frame size in Premiere Pro 2020. This should clarify any questions you may have!

Hope this helps!

Caroline

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 14, 2022 Jan 14, 2022

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Hi Caroline, how about changing sequence sizes in bulk? Any way to do that? My current workaround is this which is way too cumbersome. 

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