In this What’s New video, explore the new features of Premiere Pro 2020 (v. 14.0). Specifically, explore the Auto Reframe effect, which allows you to dynamically change between different aspect ratios.
- [Instructor] In Premiere Pro 2020, version 14.0 of the software, there was one major feature that was added to the platform, which is Auto Reframe. Other upgrades in this version were more under-the-hood enhancements or settings upgrades that fall outside the context of this essential training. But Auto Reframe is a pretty cool feature. So let's explore that now. And again, please don't watch this video, If you're brand new to premiere, what's new content is only for more experienced premiere editors. So what is Auto Reframe? Auto Reframe allows you to automatically change the aspect ratio of your program, so that you can cater to your target audiences viewing habits. This allows you to easily convert your 16:9 video to vertical or square video for social media. And the best part is Auto Reframe intelligently senses the main action in the frame. It analyzes each shot and situate the new video frame over the most important areas of action, and even key frames the action over time. Let's take a look. - [Tutor] In this demo, I'm going to use my sequence in my chapter 13.1 been, since that's where I explore Auto Reframe within the course. And so even though there's technically not any exercise files provided for what's new content, feel free to follow along there if you want. You should use Auto Reframe as a finishing tool at the end of your project. So let's say that I have my final sequence here, and it's 16:9 aspect ratio as most video projects are, and I'm going to set it up for Auto Reframe, either by coming up to sequence and choosing Auto Reframe sequence, or you can select it right here on your Project panel, right click and choose Auto Reframe sequence. The Auto Reframe sequence dialog box pops up. And here you can rename it if you want. And then here is where you choose the new aspect ratio that you want to change it to. There are some presets and then you can also create your own if you want. I want square video so I'm going to choose square 1:1. You can also apply a motion preset. This tells premiere how much motion is in your footage so it knows how to key frame the effect. Slower motion is good if there is very little camera motion like a basic talking head interview. This results in very few key frames. You should pick default for most content, it does a good job of following the action, but it can lose track of fast moving objects. And then there's faster motion. And this is best when there's a lot of motion in your footage, and you need to follow the action from shot to shot. So something like a basketball game would be an example of when this would be a good option. Of course, some projects contain a mix of faster and slower motion, so you'll need to use your judgment for what most of the footage is. I'll choose default. You should also pick whether you want to nest the sequence or not. And it explains this pretty well here. If you don't nest, then any existing motion of that key frames that you have on your clips will be removed. If you do nest then you get to keep your motion key frames but you lose your transitions. So this is something to consider based on what you know about your source sequence. If you have a lot of Original Motion key framing, you'll probably choose to nest your clips. For me I'm going to choose not to nest, I don't have a whole lot of motion key frames already applied. So it will be okay. So I'll say create. All right? And you can see that a new sequence was created. And I have a new aspect ratio, a new square aspect ratio, and it has this analyzing banner. This is the Auto Reframe effect, analyzing every frame of video in my sequence, and performing that intelligent reframe that I talked about. As the analysis happens, you can continue working. Now I want to show you what's happened under the hood. On every clip, the Auto Reframe effect has been applied. So if I select the clip and come up to Effect Controls, and it come down to the bottom here, you can see that here's my Auto Reframe effect. However, most of the resulting action is up in your motion parameters. Okay, so in your built in motion effects, you can see that a couple of key frames have been applied, which have reposition the main action within this clip. You can edit these key frames of course if you need to. And once the analysis is done, you need to go through your sequence to make sure that it did a good job on every clip. So see (background noises) My analyzing barner is gone, so it is finished. And I'm just going to go through here and see how it did. (background noises) Alright, so far, so good. In fact, this one's very good. I'm just going to select this clip and press F for a match frame. And you can see what this original shot was like. Okay, so the cameras locked down, and the subject walks across. But take a look at what the Auto Reframe affected. - [Narrator] Been in Westwater fort Ireland. You've had two world wars in that time, and we've had a civil war. - [Tutor] Okay, and if I go to Effect Controls, you can see that here are the resulting key frames. I'm not going to go through the whole thing, but let's see if we can find a frame that needs a little fixing. (background noises) Aha here, I'm going to do a match frame F. And you can see that our main action is actually over here. So let's fix that. I'm going to just select effect controls And I'm going to blow away all these key frames. And I can either do this from the Effect Controls panel so I can bring my position over like so. Or you can also just double click right here in your Project panel, and move over like so. Okay, and (background noise) in general, though, I think it's done a really nice job of including and tracking my main action. (background noise) Also, just one last thing. I want to point out that because our key frames have been injected into our motion parameters, specifically position. If I come down to the Auto Reframe effect, notice that the effects icon is grayed out. So you can't turn that on and off like you can most effects. However there is this analyze button. So if you need to blow away the key frames and re analyze the shot you can. So actually, let's go back to the shot right here that we fixed. I'm just going to take away the key frames that I manually applied, and let's re analyze the shot and see if it picks up on Joe over there putting up the tent. I'll analyze. All right? And you can see that it found (mumbles), it reframed the frame appropriately. And here are my new key frames. (background noise) Alright, so sometimes a targeted analysis will do a little bit better job than a blanket analysis. - [Instructor] Alright, so that's the Auto Reframe effect. Definitely a useful tool, especially in today's world of many different aspect ratios for many different platforms.
- What's new in Premiere Pro 2020
- Importing and organizing your assets
- Editing video
- Moving and swapping clips
- Using the Trim tools
- Using markers for organization
- Customizing the keyboard and interface
- Editing audio
- Working with stills
- Adding effects
- Manipulating clip speed
- Correcting color
- Adding titles
- Sharing and exporting your project