Auto Reframe

Auto Reframe intelligently identifies the actions in your video and reframes the clips for different aspect ratios while keeping the most important part of the action in the frame. Auto Reframe works best when there is a mismatch between project and media settings, i.e., when black bars are visible on the monitor.

Auto reframe

How to use Auto Reframe?

  1. Create a new project in Premiere Elements and add media to the timeline.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Click Auto Reframe in the timeline.
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    • From the Effects panel, navigate to Video > Transform and drag and drop Auto Reframe onto your media in the timeline.
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  3. (Optional) Make manual adjustments to the effect from the Applied Effects panel.

    Auto reframe

    Motion Tracking

    Choose from Slower Motion: Appropriate when there is very little or no camera motion, Default: Appropriate for most content. Here, the Auto Reframe effect follows the action, however, the results may not be great if the action is very fast, or Faster Motion: Appropriate when there is a lot of motion in the footage and you want the Auto-Reframe effect to follow the action.

    Adjust Position

    Adjusts the position of the frame.

    Reframe Offset

    Adjusts the position of the anchor point relative to the clip.

    Reframe Scale

    Scales the height and width of the frame.

    Reframe Rotation

    Rotates the clip to the specified degree.


If you toggle or reset the Auto Reframe effect after applying it, the clip does not return to its original size.


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