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The 'Default Scale to Frame Size' preference can cause some confusion as it is not always obvious how it works, and how it affects footage in your project. In this brief Premiere Pro tutorial, Andrew Devis explains what effect the preference has on your footage and why things may not always seem to act in the way you think they should when this preference is or isn't selected.



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Re: The 'Default Scale to Frame Size' Preference Option
by miguel ortiz
Yes, thanks for the video, but not solution the problem
I have cs6 which i had never a problem with this issue, but with premier cc it seems to be also more complications.

Thanks.
Re: The 'Default Scale to Frame Size' Preference Option
by Roy Howi Ramallosa


Hello!! =)

I'm having this problem here wherein i've put a film burn overlay on my video. The film burn is at a frame scale which is less than what my main video is. So I scaled it. Right click, scale to frame size then adjusted it to fit. And it fitted.

On my timeline, it's perfect but when I render it, It's not scaled properly, see there's a gap at the sides where the film burn overlay does not fit. I've tried rendering in quicktime and h.264. Same results.

I'm using Adobe Premiere pro CC 2014 by the way. I know It's a bit off topic here but I dunno how to google my problem.

Hope you can help me!! Thanks!!
Re: The 'Default Scale to Frame Size' Preference Option
by le maignan clémence
Hello,

Thanks for this very interesting tutorial!
But, i still have a problem... i'm using premiere pro to transform a time lapse in video. Currently, i choose 1920 x 1080 for the video and the problem is that my picture is about 5760 x 3840 so when i change the "%" i only can see a small part of my image. i clicked on "premiere pro" > "preferences" > "general" > "default scale to frame size" but it changes nothing... then i could do it manually with clic on the picture and reduce with "shift" the size but this would be crazy cause my time lap is about 2000 pictures... i can not do that... i also can do "control" and clic on my pictures and then clic "scale frame size" but all that way to do this do not solve my problem. I need to "put" in a good scale all the photos in once without black stripes on each sides.
Do you have any solution for me? i'm a french young girl in internship in that big video challenge and i really need your help. hope you're gonna be able to help me.

with all my respect,
@le maignan clémence
by Andrew Devis
Hi and thanks for your question.

Default scale to frame size will only work if you choose it before you import the pictures into you project. Once the pictures are imported they will stay at the same size that your preference had when you imported them.

What I would do is create a new sequence that exactly matches the size of your still images and once I had sorted everything out in that sequence I would create an output sequence at 1920 x 1080 and drop the still image sequence into that output sequence and it would come in as a single item. I would then scale that single item to the desired size to avoid black bars etc.

ALSO - when you create the output sequence (1920 x 1080) make sure you check the option under the 'Settings' tab 'Maximum Render Quality' as this makes sure that scaled down images still look sharp in a smaller sequence.

Hope this helps

All the best
Andrew

... because it's all about stories ...
Re: The 'Default Scale to Frame Size' Preference Option
by Andrew Devis
Hi Louis

Thanks for you comment, yes you are right I do show just the basics without showing the extra sequence and export options to maintian higher quality for scaled down assets - but this is a basics tutorial and there is only so much you can show in one tutorial ....!!

Feel free to leave comments on the page if you want about your own workflow.

All the best
Andrew

... because it's all about stories ...
Re: The 'Default Scale to Frame Size' Preference Option
by Louis Routhier
One thing this tutorial doesn't show is how the asset is really scaled PRIOR to importation and not using the motion scale effect. What I mean is that if you scale using Auto Scale or Right-click/Scale to frame size and then want to zoom in your picture for an effect, you will have great degradation of the image since the pixel count is dropped down prior to rendering.


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