5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 7, 2013 12:40 PM by the_wine_snob

    How do I remove a black border from my 4:3 ratio movie, which only uses 4:3 ratio images?

    HalgorKrunk

      Hello,

       

      I'm using Adobe Premiere Elements 9. I have an audio file from a teleconference call and I am using images exported from a 4:3 PowerPoint presentation to create a video of the presentation. The image files are .tiff files, 960x720. This is the only type of file I am using to create this video.

       

      I really need to get rid of the large black border which appears on ALL sides (left, right, as well as top and bottom) whenever I export. Exporting as flv, mpg or avi has no change. I also tried .png images, no change. Any ideas??

       

      Thanks!

        • 1. Re: How do I remove a black border from my 4:3 ratio movie, which only uses 4:3 ratio images?
          the_wine_snob Level 9

          What is the Project's Frame Size Preset?

           

          How will you need to Export/Share that PrE Project?

           

          Good luck, and let us know a bit more, please.

           

          Hunt

          • 2. Re: How do I remove a black border from my 4:3 ratio movie, which only uses 4:3 ratio images?
            HalgorKrunk Level 1

            Thanks for responding. I have tried the default 640x480 resize, and also tried to resize the frames to 960x720 (the original image size) and neither works. What happens at 960x720 is the actual image is reduced in size and the remaining area becomes a wide black border.

             

            I've just noticed though, in the summary section of the Advanced export settings, that the Source size is listed as 1280x720. That doesn't make any sense to me (where did that number come from?) but maybe that has something to do with the problem?

             

            I need to export this as a file for viewing on the computer. It will eventually be uploaded to a video sharing website, but in the meantime it will be used as a file for playback in media players.

            • 3. Re: How do I remove a black border from my 4:3 ratio movie, which only uses 4:3 ratio images?
              the_wine_snob Level 9

              My guess is that the 1280 x 720 was the last Project Preset used, and was still there, when you chose New Project.

               

              As for your output, will you be outputting an SD (Standard Def), or HD (High-Def) file for uploading?

               

              Do you ONLY have the TIFF Still Images, or are you mixing in any Video?

               

              The Frame Size difference, between the 960 x 720, and the 1280 x 720 will cause black borders. The two choices are to use the 1280 x 720 Project, and then use Motion>Scale to increase the Scale of your TIFF's. Note that the Aspect Ratio of those TIFF's does not match the 1280 x 720, so to get rid of ALL black borders, you will Scale up the TIFF, and effectively crop your TIFF's. If there is no margin on your TIFF's, that can be a problem.

               

              As PrE only supports standard Video Frame Sizes, there will not be one that matches the 960 x 720.

               

              Good luck,

               

              Hunt

              • 4. Re: How do I remove a black border from my 4:3 ratio movie, which only uses 4:3 ratio images?
                HalgorKrunk Level 1

                I'm outputting in SD and I really am only using TIFF image files and one audio track, no video.

                 

                Is it possible to start a new project in 4:3 aspect ratio (one of the 'Standard' sizes) and then transfer what I've done so far? Or do I need to start over?

                 

                Alternatively I can try your suggestion to scale the TIFF images. I don't mind if there is border on just the left and right,  but there is no reason for there to be border on the top and bottom as well, that is what reduces the frame size.

                 

                Thanks! At least now I know how to start my project properly... this is all new to me.

                • 5. Re: How do I remove a black border from my 4:3 ratio movie, which only uses 4:3 ratio images?
                  the_wine_snob Level 9

                  I would start a New Project, with the NTSC or PAL (depending on where you live), DV Preset, which will be 720 x 480 (NTSC), or 720 x 576 (PAL), with either 4:3 Standard, or 16:9 Widescreen (the pixel x pixel dimensions are the same, but different width pixels are used to attain the Standard, or Widescreen look.

                   

                  Then, you have two options:

                   

                  Import those TIF's anew, or get a Clipboard "Extender," Like ClipMate. With that Clipboard Extender, you could Open you old Project, do a Ctrl+A (Seclect All), then Ctrl+C (Copy). Close that Project, open the DV Project, and Ctrl+V (Paste) into that. You cannot do the Copy/Paste, without the Clipboard Extender.

                   

                  Good luck,

                   

                  Hunt