Hey again Harm :)
It will not let me edit my post since I already edited it once, so I will post my new post here.
Version of Adobe Premiere Pro:
-Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 Version 3.0.0 (374)
-AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3500+ 2.20GHz
-32-bit operating system
-nVIDIA 6150 LE
Now this is what happens. In the Program: Sequence 1, which is my whole video (the Timeline), all of the borders of it are trimmed(the left side, right side, up, and bottom all seem to be "cut").
My video should not be like this, since I do not want anything to be trimmed, I want people to see my whole video, so I am not sure what is happening. If anyone knows a setting to fix this, or if maybe I am doing something wrong, can you please help? Thanks
Source material, project settings, codec used, XP or Vista, intended delivery, etc. etc.?
Here are the details Harm, and please be able to fix this, I will never make another video in Premiere Pro if there is no way to fix this angle cutting thing.
Thanks again :)
And I am running Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit.
Don't use Cinepak on export as the codec. It is so old and incapable. Use MS-DV AVI or HuffYuv or Lagarith if you need to export to AE for instance. The rest looks normal.
One key thing we're missing is data on the source material.
If the source material is from the web instead of captured from a camera, it is possible that the frame size is smaller than your project size. Always try to create a project using the same frame size as your source material.
What do you mean source material?
I took some footage of me playing a video game, and I captured it using a screen-capture software (Fraps).
The imported material was .avi clips
I still can't get it to work guys, ill try and explain everything I did.
1) Open Adobe Premiere Pro CS3.
2)Click new project DV-NTSC Standard 48kHz
3)Import a .avi Movie I captured using Fraps screen recorder
4) Use the Set In point and Set Out point to get what material I want from my movie
5)Drag it onto the timeline
6) Look at my program: sequence 1, and my movie seems to be trimmed from all angles, meaning if you've ever played a first person shooter game, you cannot see the gun I am holding, but in the movie clip that I recorded earlier, you can a see the gun I am holding.
Does this make any sense?
What frame size did you use to export from FRAPS?
My guess is that you exported bigger than 720X480 and therefore it doesn't all fit. The video is too big for your project. You are seeing the middle section only.
You can use the Motion effect to scale it down or you can right click on the clip and select "Scale to Frame Size".
Yeah, I recorded my whole screen 1400x1050 monitor.
But how come, if they video is too big, I can play it in the source monitor, but not the Program monitor?
And I will test out what you just suggested now.
Edit: It worked!!! Thanks so much everyone!!!! Is their any way I can default scale to frame size???
I had a similar (similar, but different) situation with footage, that I Exported from my security system's HDD via their propriatery software. It allowed Export to AVI (forget what CODEC it used, as this was 2 years ago). Brought it into PP to edit, enhance the date/time, and caption it for the police. Problem: all I got was the lower 1/3 of the image. The top 2/3 were cropped off - black. Tried another Export, with same results. Converted to DV-AVI and got the same. Converted to MOV, Imported to PP, and finally had all of the image. I've seen all sorts of problems with non-Captured footage in PP, but never this.
You might want to use G-Spot to see what CODEC FRAPS is using for your AVI file, unless the FRAPS Export window will give you a clue.
> Is their any way I can default scale to frame size
Try "default scale to frame size" in Preferences.
The source monitor scales it down automatically. The program monitor has to be told to do so.
I was having this exact problem too (recorded in fraps, video was cut off), and right clicking on the video in the timeline and choosing "Scale to Frame Size" worked perfectly.
Post a screenshot of your export settings with the left output tab open and a screenshot of the clip properties.