Oh I also neglected to mention that I am using Premiere Elements 10.
This is common when working with .mts and .mpeg files.
What model of camcorder is your video coming from and what format and resolution is it?
When you started your Premiere Elements project, which project settings did you select?
I had the dv setting which defaults to 720x480. for ***** and gigglkes, I tried exporting to mpeg instead of .wmv becuase the mpeg defaults to 720x480 which matches my project settings verbatim. It totally worked. Now the face is covered up. However, since I am exporting to a smaller frame size now, (the non-aligned wmv file was 1280x720) does that mean this latest version of the export would be lower quality? It's hard for me to tell by viewing on my computer. Also another mystery that I am hoping you can clear up. When I view the latest 720x480 file on my windows media player at full screen, the picture is actually larger than the full screen version at 1280 x 720. i expected if anything , the opposite to happen, meaning that the frame would be smaller when I switched to lower pixels?
I'm sorry. I can't help you if you don't answer my questions.