How to Make Social Cuts in Premiere Pro | Adobe Creative Cloud

How to Make Social Cuts in Premiere Pro | Adobe Creative Cloud

24.08.2020
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Use the Auto Reframe Sequence tool to adjust video clips for use on social media platforms.

Start from scratch, or download practice files [https://adobe.ly/2QnBsS5] for a head start. Steps below.

Prep your files:

1. Open the project (File – Open Project) from the practice files.
2. Set your view to the Editing workspace (Window – Workspaces – Editing).
3. Drag the video clip (skateboard_clip.mp4) from the Project panel to the Timeline.

Edit the clip:

1. Move the playhead to 00:03:10 on the Timeline and use Control+K (Windows) or Command+K (macOS) to cut the clip.
2. Move the playhead to 00:10:09 and use Control/Command+K again.
3. Select the middle clip and press Alt+delete (Windows) or Option+delete (macOS) to remove it.
4. Right-click between the two clips and choose Apply Default Transitions to create a cross dissolve effect.

Add a title:

1. Select the Type (T) tool and add text on to the video preview in the Program panel.
2. Choose the Selection (V) tool and drag the title to place it where you want it.
3. With the text still selected, use the options in the Text category of the Effect Controls panel to set the type properties. We used the following:

• typeface: Lust Italic
• size: 170
• tracking: 500
• opacity: 70%

4. Drag the end of the title sequence on the Timeline so it will be visible for the entire duration of the clip.

Reframe your work:

1. Press the Spacebar to preview the video.
2. Right-click the Morning Flow sequence in the Project panel and choose Auto Reframe Sequence.
3. Set the Target Aspect Ratio to Vertical 9:16 for use on Instagram.
4. Set the Motion Preset to Slower Motion to more closely match the movement in the video. Click Create.
5. Premiere will analyze the clip and place the reframed sequence into a folder in the Project panel so you can find it easily when you are ready to output the video.
6. Use the Auto Reframe Sequence feature on the same edited clip to generate the sequence for optimal display on other social media platforms by choosing the other Target Aspect Ratio options.
7. Premiere will resize the video and the title to best fit the aspect ratio you selected.

Pro Tip – Customize the Keyframes:

When you use the Auto Reframe Sequence feature, Premiere adds keyframes based on its estimation of where the important parts of the action occur in the clip. You have the option of accepting this analysis and leaving settings, or locating the sequence in the Project panel and using the settings in the Effect Controls panel to adjust individual keyframes.

That’s it!

To learn more, check out our Companion Tutorial: https://adobe.ly/3hqaTrt

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