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How do I crop a frame in Premiere Pro CS6?

Feb 16, 2013 5:54 PM

In FCP, you can crop a frame by going to wireframe and simply adjusting it to crop the image area you want to show. I want to maintain 16:9 but simple make the clip 'zoomed in' to an area that I want. It won't be too drastic of a crop. Does Premiere Pro have the ability to do this?

 

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Ken

 
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    Feb 16, 2013 5:59 PM   in reply to Ken Nielsen

    See if the Scale parameter of the Motion effect does the trick for you.  Every video clip has the Motion effect applied by default, but all the parameters are set so that the source clip remains unchanged until you explicitly modify the parameters.  Adobe calls Motion an "intrinsic" effect, in case you run across that term while searching.  Volume is an intrinsic effect of audio clips (or the audio portion of linked audio/video clips).

     

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    Feb 16, 2013 6:42 PM   in reply to Ken Nielsen

    Two things:

    1. The numbers in the Effect Controls panel are scrubbable hot text.  No need to type anything in most cases.
    2. If you select the word Motion in the Motion effect, you will see a bounding box in the Program Monitor with handles that you can manipulate directly.

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    Feb 16, 2013 6:45 PM   in reply to Jeff Bellune

    Also, if you really do want to crop the frame, you can select the Crop effect from the Effects panel.  Selecting the word Crop will also enable a bounding box that can be manipulated.

     

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    Feb 18, 2013 1:31 AM   in reply to Ken Nielsen

    Keeping things centered, you mean holding the car in the middle of the screen.

    Might want to try setting the Anchor Point on the middel of the object and keyframing that.

     
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    Feb 18, 2013 10:24 AM   in reply to Ken Nielsen

    Ken,

     

    With Scale, what you doing is "effectively cropping" with the Frame Size. The Frame Size is like the aperture in a photographic matte - the aperture stays the same, but if you put a photograph, that is larger behind it, you still only see that aperture, and what shows through it. Think of a matte with an 8 x 10 aperture cut into it. If you place an 8 x 10 photograph behind it, you see the entire photograph. If, however, you enlarge that photograph, to say 11 x 14, it is larger but still only showing the area of the 8 x 10 aperture.

     

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