If you’re looking to adjust the aspect ratio of a video in Premiere Pro, you’re in the right place. We’ve created this guide to teach you how to do it.
When editing a video, it’s crucial to ensure you’re using the correct aspect ratio for the platform through which you plan to share the video.
For example, a modern film might have an aspect ratio of 1.85:1 or 2.39:1, while a YouTube video will have a more narrow aspect ratio of 16:9. If you’re working on a TikTok or Instagram Reel, that aspect ratio will need to be flipped around to fit a vertical frame of 9:16.
So, how do you set a specific aspect ratio in Premiere Pro? Follow the steps below to get started.
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What you’ll need:
- Adobe Premiere Pro
- A Creative Cloud subscription
The Short Version
- Open your project in Adobe Premiere Pro
- Click File
- Choose New
- Click Sequence
- Go to the Settings tab
- Adjust the frame size
- Hit OK to confirm
How to change the aspect ratio in Adobe Premiere Pro
Open your project in Adobe Premiere Pro
Or create a new project.
You can find this option in the top left corner of the menu bar.
This is the first option on the drop-down menu.
You can also skip the first 4 steps and hold Ctrl+N to get to this stage.
Go to the Settings tab
This is the second tab available.
Adjust the frame size
Tweaking the horizontal and vertical dimensions will automatically change the aspect ratio.
Hit OK to confirm
This will set your new aspect ratio.
While you can adjust the aspect ratio for social media using the process above, Adobe also offers a smart tool. The Auto Reframe tool automatically trims the aspect ratio while ensuring your subject remains centered in the frame.
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