How to Crop Videos for Vertical Viewing in Adobe Premiere ProTutorials
January 2, 2018
How to Crop Videos for Vertical Viewing in Adobe Premiere Pro
Selecting a Video to Go VerticalWhen determining if a horizontal video will work vertically, it’s important to remember that much of the original image is getting removed—a medium or wide shot to start often works best. Also look for vertical subjects, such as a tall building or person. Or go with something with an even background, like fun sparkles or a galaxy. Our Content Marketing and Essentialism collections are great places to start. Keep in mind you may want to download a few related clips and see how they look cropped. Luckily, with unlimited downloads and this simple project setup, it’s super easy. For this tutorial, we’ll use this stock clip of colorful candy to crop video in Adobe Premiere and create the perfect Instagram Story.
Step 1: Import Your Clip and Create a SequenceOpen a new Project in Premiere and import your clip. Create a new sequence by right-clicking the clip in the Project Panel and choosing New Sequence from Clip.
Step 2: Edit Sequence SettingsNow right-click on that new sequence in the Project Panel and choose Sequence Settings. Select Custom for the Editing Mode and set the Frame Size to 1080×1920, or a 9:16 ratio. For the pixel aspect ratio, choose Square Pixels. Pro Tip: Use this technique for other sizes as well, such as square video.
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