4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 9, 2011 4:23 PM by the_wine_snob

    how to crop


      I'm wondering how to do this:


      I'm using Premiere Pro 5.5 on a WINDOWS system

        • 1. Re: how to crop
          Level 4

          read up a little ( help files and threads here ) about motion / scale / position...


          good luck !


          • 2. Re: how to crop
            the_wine_snob Level 9

            As Rod points out, Keyframing the Fixed Effects>Motion>Scale, and Motion>Position, will do just what you want. The Fixed Effects are always assigned to any Video Clip and include Motion (Scale & Position), Rotation, Opacity, etc.


            The Keyframing is most easily done from the Effects Control Panel (not to be confused with the Effects Panel, which lists all Effects that can be applied to a Clip - the Fixed Effects are already there, and the Effects Control Panel allows you to control them).


            With the Fixed Effects>Motion & Scale, the Project's Frame Size will effectively crop the footage. Now, if you were to do a PiP (Picture in Picture), the Scale would be smaller, so one would see background around it.


            Good luck,



            • 3. Re: how to crop
              LightPainting2 Level 1

              Any chance you could post a quick screen video capture illustrating this?

              • 4. Re: how to crop
                the_wine_snob Level 9

                I think that I can do better than that - take a look at this ADOBE TV TUTORIAL on Animating with Keyframes.


                Good luck,