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[Newest Tutorial] How to Change Aspect Ratio in Premiere Pro 2020

Author by Cooper

Jan 15, 2020

Adobe Premiere becomes an industry leader with its outstanding video editing capabilities. More and more people trend to learn how to use Premiere to edit their videos. Today, this article will teach you how to change aspect ratio in Premiere Pro 2020. Follow it! Alternatively, if you rush to gain the changed videos, the recommended video cropper can be a better choice without complicated operations.

It is well known that Premiere has powerful video editing functions yet complex operations and complicated interface, which make it hard for novices to use it. But fortunately, if you intend to become experienced, you can find almost all the tutorials on Adobe official site. But now, let us learn how to change aspect ratio in Premiere Pro first.
I am sure you can master it quickly. Go ahead.

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Quick Tutorial for Adobe Premiere Change Aspect Ratio

As shown in the tutorial from Adobe official site, you can know that Adobe divides ratio aspect into five types: widescreen (16:9), vertical (9:16), full screen (4:3), square (1:1) and anamorphic (2.4:1). Before you start to change aspect ratio in Premiere, you’d better know which one you desire. Now, it is high time to start our quick tutorial.

Part 1. Change Project/Sequence Aspect Ratio

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Project/Sequence aspect ratio Premiere

Project/Sequence aspect ratio Premiere

Project/Sequence aspect ratio Premiere

Project/Sequence aspect ratio Premiere

Firstly, create a new Premiere project. Click File on the left-top corner of Premiere Pro > New > Project… Now, you need to create a new sequence. Click File > New > Sequence.

In the Sequence setting dialog, head to Settings in the top menu bar. Change the edit mode to Custom, you can find Custom on the top of the dropdown list. Now, you are able to change aspect ratio in Premiere for a new project. Type in whatever resolution you want. The aspect ratio is next to the numbers you just inputted.

Part 2. Change Video Aspect Ratio

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Premiere Pro change aspect ratio

Premiere Pro change aspect ratio

Premiere Pro change aspect ratio

ProjectPremiere Pro change aspect ratio

Premiere Pro change aspect ratio

Premiere Pro change aspect ratio

If you just want to modify the aspect ratio of videos and output the changed videos, the way above is not available anymore. For that, drag and drop your video into the Source window. Then, right-click the video and click Insert.

Now, you can see the original video in the bin box. Right-click the original video in the box > Modify > Interpret Footage… In a new pop-up dialog, find Pixel Aspect Ratio, hit the "Custom to" bar and select one of the fixed aspect ratios from the dropdown list. Next, click Ok to save the settings.

Lastly, head to the left-top corner. File > Export > Media… > Export at the bottom of the exporting dialog. Congratulate, you get the changed videos.

Now, you have learned how to change aspect ratio in Premiere Pro. It is just a simple skill in Premiere. You have a long way to go on with learning Premiere. Optionally, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro can be a better choice for novices. Compared with Premiere, this recommended software is easier to use. In addition to simple operations, it also provides you with high output quality and high cropping speed. Now, follow me to try the user-friendly video cropper .

Change Video Aspect Ratio via A Clear Cropper

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Load files into cropper
Load files into cropper
Crop dialog
Crop dialog
Change Aspect Ratio
Change Aspect Ratio
Keep your settings
Keep your settings

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Step 1. Load Files into Cropper

Run the cropper, click Converter in the first interface. A new conversion window will pop up. Click Add Files to import the videos you want to change aspect ratio. Yes, videos! This application also allows you to reset aspect ratio for videos in batches. Alternatively, you can also choose to drag and drop videos therein.

Step 2. Crop or Change Aspect Ratio

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro provides you with two methods to modify aspect ratio. First, you can click the crop-shaped button to change aspect ratio. By this method, you can remove the unwanted black bars from videos.

Second, head to the parameter setting dialog. You can find it under the output format button. Under the video setting tab, click the Aspect ratio bar and choose one aspect ratio. Please make sure the output format is any of the video formats so as to enable the video setting window.

Step 3. Keep Your Settings

Lastly, click the inverted triangle to nominate the output path and click the Run button. Please wait for a while, you will get the changed video soon.

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