How to resize videos in Adobe Premiere Pro and Premiere Rush.

Learn how to edit video sizes with these versatile video editing programs, and try it for yourself on everything from feature films to clips for social media platforms.

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Video resizing tools and controls for any and every project.

Even if stunning widescreen feature films are the primary part of your workflow, you may need to cut that same footage into a vertical video for a Snapchat ad, TikTok post, or Instagram story. The ability to crop video for different venues is an essential task whether you work on an iOS or Windows desktop or on the move by editing on a mobile device like an iPhone.

 

No matter what video dimensions you need, both Adobe Premiere Pro and Premiere Rush deliver easy-to-use video resizer tools that allow you to edit projects for any aspect ratio.

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Adjust your clips and edit them into a unified sequence with these video tools in Premiere Pro.

 

1. Open a sequence: In the File menu, select New › Sequence.

 

2. Set your aspect ratio: In the settings tab of your Sequence, set the frame width and height, and Premiere Pro will generate the aspect ratio.

 

3. Import your clips: Drag and drop video files into your timeline, or add them from your Assets Library.

 

4. Match your frame sizes: If your video resolution is not consistent between clips, go back to sequence settings and adjust the frame size (width and height) of your clip to the rest of the project.

 

5. Check the scale: Once you’ve resized the video clips, you may see only a portion of the footage. If so, edit the scale in the Effects Control menu to increase or decrease the scale to match the increase or reduction you made to the frame size.

 

In Premiere Pro, you can also add letterboxing, black bands above and below or to the sides of your video. Or apply Pan and Scan effects to your clips to adjust the position and scale of videos in any project. Explore these tools and learn more about working with clips in different aspect ratios in the Premiere Pro User Guide.

 

Keep in mind, you may need to work with large file sizes on projects in Premiere Pro. Just compress video clips in Adobe Media Encoder to give yourself smaller video files so Premiere Pro can process your projects more quickly.

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Adobe Premiere Rush

Resize video on the go.

If you prefer to work on mobile devices, Premiere Rush gives you a video resizer and editor right in your pocket.

 

Before you post your video online, make sure you’ve selected the right aspect ratio preset. Choose from a horizontal YouTube video (16:9), a vertical IGTV project (9:16), or a more square video format (4:5 or 1:1) in the toolbar at the bottom of your screen, and then follow these simple steps to resize your clips:

 

1. Tap the blue Plus icon (+) to select video clips to add to your timeline.

 

2. Once in your timeline, double-tap the clip to open the Transform settings.

 

3. The Fill or Fit options will automatically fill the space of the aspect ratio you have chosen or fit the entire video into frame. Black bars will be added to fill empty space.

 

4. Adjust the horizontal or vertical positioning of a clip to ensure the subjects of your video are in frame or to adjust where the entire video sits in the frame.

 

5.You can also rotate any clip 180 degrees in either direction or flip it horizontally or vertically in this menu.

 

6. Scale the height or width of a clip independently, or choose Lock Scale to adjust the height and width of a clip in unison.

 

7. Last, you can crop the top, bottom, right, or left side of any clip in your timeline.

 

Note: The steps are slightly different if you want to resize with Premiere Rush on desktop.

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Questions about video resizing.

What file types do Premiere Pro and Premiere Rush support?

Complete lists of all supported file formats can be found in the Adobe Help Center, but both support frequently used file types like MOV, MP4 (MPEG-4), HEVC, animated GIF, WAV, MP3, and many more.

 

Can I share resized videos directly to social media?

Premiere Rush gives you the ability to share videos straight from your mobile device to YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, and Behance. For Premiere Pro, you can select presets for Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo, and YouTube and export with the Adobe Media Encoder.

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