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This tutorial will teach you how to apply a crop effect and then copy and paste it onto other clips in Premiere Pro. You can do it in seconds. Continue on if you want to know how.

Apply a Crop Effect in Premiere Pro

First, you need to apply the crop effect to a clip. In the Effects Panel type in “crop” in the search field. Take the crop effect from the Effects Panel and drag and drop it onto the clip you want to crop.

Effects Panel in Premiere Pro with crop typed into the search field
Find the crop effect in the Effects Panel

Navigate your way to the Effect Controls Panel next. If you can’t find it, go under Windows and select Effect Controls. In the Effect Controls Panel find the Crop properties. This is how you actually apply the crop. Adjust the Left, Top, Right, and Bottom properties as needed to crop the clip. Alternatively you can use the icons beneath the word Crop to make a circular-shaped crop, a rectangular-shaped crop, and also a crop of any shape.

Effects Control Panel in Premiere Pro with Crop properties
Adjust the crop as needed using these properties

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Copy Crop Effect and Add it to Another Clip

In the Effect Controls Panel, click the word “Crop” to select it. If you’re on a Mac use the keyboard shortcut Command+C. If you’re on Windows use Control+C. This will copy the crop you want to paste in Premiere Pro.

Next select the clip or clips in the timeline that you want to paste the crop effect onto. Then use the keyboard shortcut Command+V if you’re on a Mac or Control+V if you’re on windows. This will paste the crop effect onto the selected clip or clips.

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