Sometimes, you’ll find that you have to scale the proportions of the footage because. For example, when you shoot images 1600 x 1200 pixels, which are slightly too large for Premiere’s presets.
An easy way to do this is to select the footage in the Timeline and then right-click > Scale to Frame Size.
There are also two other options to pursue:
Scaling by hand
- Go to the Editing Window, choose the Select Zoom Level pull-down menu and choose a size like 50%. Doing so will reveal the full video frame, with some border. Click on the frame in the editing window, and the action will reveal scaling handles around the edge of the image. By selecting one of the handles, you can then scale up or scale down by holding down the shift-key on the keyboard and grabbing one of the corner handles on the frame.
Using the Motion Effect in the Video Effects Monitor
- Use the curser and Selection Tool to select a particular Clip in the Timeline. Once you’ve done so, go to the Effects Controls Window. From there, you will find, under Video Effects, a “Motion” category (it’s in the Window by default).
- By selecting the “X and Y” (or Horizontal and Vertical) values — i.e., the values in yellow with underscores — click-and-drag to the left and/or right, to move the image horizontally left-to-right, or vertically up-and-down.
- Similarly, you could use the Scale Slider to enlarge or shrink the image. However, depending on the resolution of your original images, scaling up might reveal the original pixels.
You can do the same to Rotate the image (but you might have to adjust the Anchor Point of the footage).