2 Replies Latest reply on May 19, 2017 1:15 AM by Josie McClutchie

    Image size settings for export to Premiere Pro/HD Video

    Josie McClutchie Level 1

      Hi there,

      Such a basic question but I have searched all over and can't find any advice or tips.

      Want to export photos to be used in Premiere Pro. Is it possible to re-size high res photos so that they fit a 1920x1080 video frame?

      What are the best export settings please?

      And thanks!

        • 1. Re: Image size settings for export to Premiere Pro/HD Video
          Conrad C Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          It is certainly possible, and easy to do. One catch is that typical photographs have frame proportions, or an aspect ratio, of 3:2 or 4:3. But a standard 1920 x 1080 HD video frame has an aspect ratio of 16:9, which is wider. If your photos are 3:2 or 4:3 and you want them to fit a 16:9 video frame, you'll have to decide whether it's more important to show the entire photo with black bars down the left and right sides, or fill the entire frame by cutting off the tops and bottoms of the photos. You can make this decision in Lightroom with the Crop tool set to 16:9.


          Assuming you'd like each photo to fill the frame of your 1920 x 1080 sequence in Premiere Pro, the steps would be:

          1. If you decide the photos need to fill the video frame without black bars, use the Crop tool in Lightroom to crop each photo as needed for 16:9.
          2. Select all photos that need to be used in the video, and click the Export button.
          3. In the Export dialog box, use the Image Sizing section and the Resize to Fit option to export 1920 x 1080 pixel images.
          4. Import the exported copies into Premiere Pro. If you are on a Mac, you can just drag the exported images straight from the desktop into the Project panel in Premiere Pro, bypassing dialog boxes. As soon as the images appear in the Project panel, you can use them in a Premiere Pro sequence.


          If you want to zoom into any of the photos in Premiere Pro, you might need to adjust the image size so that they maintain full resolution after scaling. For example, if you want to zoom into an image by 2x in Premiere Pro, you should export the image from Lightroom at 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is 2x 1920 x 1080.

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          • 2. Re: Image size settings for export to Premiere Pro/HD Video
            Josie McClutchie Level 1

            A. MAZE. ING!


            Thanks so much, Conrad. Appreciate the detailed breakdown and explanation. Finally! I get it now.

            Glad I asked, here.