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

    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 Level 6

          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 Level 5

            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 Level 1

              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 Level 9

                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 Level 1

                  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 Level 5

                    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.