Crop video in Premiere Pro. The 4 best ways.
4 best ways to crop video in Adobe Premiere. Applying a crop effect to the clip, zooming, cropping to a different format, crop for cinemascope aspect ratio.
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1. Applying a crop effect
You can crop your video by adding a crop affect to the clip. Search the Effects panel and then drag and drop the effect.
You change the crop in the Effect controls using the percent values.
You can use position to shift it around.
And add feather in the Effect controls.
You can also crop the clip by zooming. Go to the Effect controls and increase the scale.
This works well if you want the footage to still cover the entire frame.
3. Crop to format
If you want to crop to a different format go to Sequence > Sequence settings.
Here we change it to 9:16 (the vertical format).
Then you can go to effect controls and scale the image to cover the entire frame
4. Cinematic crop
The standard format for cinemascope is 2.39:1.
Our crop percentages for top and bottom are gonna look like this.
So then again we add our crop effect to the clip, and set our percentages we calculated.
If you have many clips on your timeline it’s more efficient to add an adjustment layer above your clips.
And then add the crop to the adjustment layer. This will apply the crop to all of your clips.
Hopefully these tips will help you to get started! Happy to answer any questions on mail or DM.