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When I use videomerge then make the front photo smaller black bars appear around the front photo.

Apr 14, 2013 6:52 PM

Tags: #problem #photo #premiere_elements_10 #black_bars #videomerge

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When i use videomerge and then make the front picture smaller black bars appear on either side of it. How can i get rid of the black bars please? Thanks

 
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    Apr 15, 2013 5:22 AM   in reply to hamishandandyarecool

    Your project settings do not match your video specs. Your video is 4:3 but your video project is 16:9.

     

    What model of camcorder is your original video coming from?

     

    When you started your Premiere Elements project, which project settings did you select? (You can see your Project Settings under the Edit menu.)

     
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    Apr 15, 2013 4:39 PM   in reply to hamishandandyarecool

    As I presumed, your project settings are for you a 16:9 project but your video is 4:3.

     

    You'll need to start a new project and make sure to choose the project settings for DV. Otherwise you'll see the black bars when you output your video too.

     
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    Apr 16, 2013 5:22 AM   in reply to hamishandandyarecool

    You should now be able to use the Four-Point Garbage Matte (in the Keying effects) to remove the edge lines.

     
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