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Offline massarosareloud

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Cropping in Adobe Premier
« on: March 21, 2013, 03:30:25 PM »
So my school has only adobe premier cs5.5 for my TV production class, and not Sony Vegas which I am used to. So long story short, I've figured out everything else I need to know, besides one thing. If I wanted to both crop a video, and make it appear as a picture in picture type screen, how would I go about doing that? I know I can click on the video preview screen and resize the video there, but the problem is then how do I go about cropping it as well?

In Vegas I'd use the track motion and crop tools, in conjunction with each other to achieve what I am referring to.
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Offline Craig

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Re: Cropping in Adobe Premier
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2013, 02:00:34 PM »
Use two video tracks. Place the video you want to crop on track two and the other one track one. Select the video you want to resize then go to the effects control panel. Under the motion tab you will see scale. Use the slider to scale down your clip. You will also notice the position tab. Use that to move your clip to wherever you want it. If you want these can be keyframed as well.
Let me know how you make out and if you need any more tips.
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Offline massarosareloud

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Re: Cropping in Adobe Premier
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2013, 07:15:54 AM »
Ok, well if I am understanding what you said, then that would only achieve half of what my goal is.

So lets say I took a video of someone doing jumping jacks, and I was far away and there were people standing next to them. Well then I'd like to crop/zoom in a little bit so the jumping person fills the frame and the people standing next to them aren't visible. Now lets say I also want to take that cropped video and make it a PIP, on top of a video of someone explaining how to do jumping jacks. So basically I want to crop and resize the same video at the same time. How would I go about doing that? I suppose I could do it with different sequences within the same project but that would be a huge hassle.
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Offline Craig

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Re: Cropping in Adobe Premier
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2013, 09:09:47 AM »
I suppose I could do it with different sequences within the same project but that would be a huge hassle.
You don't need different sequences and is not a hastle at at all. When you realize how to do it it will only take you seconds to set up. Select the clip you want to crop. Go to the video effects pallette and select transform-> crop. Adjust how you want to crop then follow the instructions from my above post to get your 2 tracks with 1 as a cropped picture in picture.

So basically I want to crop and resize the same video at the same time. How would I go about doing that?
Just use the same clip on both video tracks
« Last Edit: March 24, 2013, 09:13:40 AM by Craig »
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