6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 23, 2012 3:39 PM by Steven L. Gotz RSS

    Black box around video

    fimm-tv

      When I export my video in CS5, A black box forms around the video. 

       

      My source footage is 720 by 480 (not shooting with HD cameras )

       

      I usually export a 720 x 480 footage using apple ipod iphone widescreen settings  H264. and it exports 480 x 270 in size. ( I get the black border with this)

       

      I Just  exported the video using the same size as the source and the black box still appears.

       

      An example can be found here http://acts2.tv/watchus/720test.php

       

      Is there any setting that I am missing in Premiere pro cs5.

       

      any ideas welcome.

       

      Kay

        • 1. Re: Black box around video
          shooternz Community Member

          Your project setting (dimension) is larger than your source footage dimension ...hence you get a postage stamp effect.

          • 2. Re: Black box around video
            Steven L. Gotz Community Member

            If you want to export at 480 x 270 try creating a sequence that size and nest your main sequence into the new one. You can then scale the original sequence down to fit exactly the way you want 4:3 footage to fit into a 16:9 frame.

            • 3. Re: Black box around video
              fimm-tv Community Member

              Thanks for the resoponse. But  the 720 x 480 footage which I exported as 720 x 480 still gave me the same postage stamp effect, which is what I don't get.

               

              Does the issue for this lie in the sequence also?

               

              The camera settings are set to widescreen 16:9.

               

              Kay

              • 4. Re: Black box around video
                the_wine_snob Community Member

                But  the 720 x 480 footage which I exported as 720 x 480 still gave me the same postage stamp effect, which is what I don't get.

                What was the Sequence Preset, chosen for that 720 x 480 footage? The Frame Size of it should match that of your material.

                 

                Good luck,

                 

                Hunt

                • 5. Re: Black box around video
                  fimm-tv Community Member

                  This is the preset chosen

                   

                  General
                  Editing mode: DV NTSC
                  Timebase: 29.97fps

                  Video Settings
                  Frame size: 720h 480v (1.2121)
                  Frame rate: 29.97 frames/second
                  Pixel Aspect Ratio: D1/DV NTSC Widescreen 16:9 (1.2121)
                  Fields: Lower Field First

                  Audio Settings
                  Sample rate: 32000 samples/second

                  Default Sequence
                  Total video tracks: 3
                  Master track type: Stereo
                  Mono tracks: 0
                  Stereo tracks: 3
                  5.1 tracks: 0
                  Submix mono tracks: 0
                  Submix stereo tracks: 0
                  Submix 5.1 tracks: 0

                   

                  I think I will play around with the presets and see which ones will work fine. My concern is trying to scale down it seens that I am losing quality. I thouight that should happen if I am trying to scale down?

                   

                  many thanks

                  • 6. Re: Black box around video
                    Steven L. Gotz Community Member

                    If 720X480 widescreen is your footage and also your sequence setting, then is should look right in the program monitor. Does it?

                     

                    Perhaps your footage is regular 4:3 DV AVI (0.9091)  and you are putting it on a 16:9 widescreen sequence?

                     

                    If so, don't do that . Create the sequence by dropping one of your clips on the to New Item button. That way the sequence will match the footage exactly.