Try deleting your Preview Files...
or just put the fade up on the beginning of the footage,
and forget sbout the black frame.
Some warn of leaving gaps in the timeline,
but I have never experienced any problems
(and virtually everything I cut / export has gaps).
Hi. Have another update. I color corrected a couple of clips afterwards, and now each clip that was rendered is letterboxed. When the progress reaches the non-rendered or un-edited footage, it goes back to full frame and normal, but each piece of footage that I've added effects to has letterboxed. Is this a function that I need to uncheck or something? It seems like there must be a setting or something. And the footage is stretched.
What are your sequence settings?
Are you using MPE?
Did you try the above suggestions?
Hi. My settings are below. Hope you can read it. Have never posted an image to support before. Will stretch it out for you. MPE is greyed out and selected under video rendering and playback. I did add the dissolve onto the actual clip, but still letterboxing. I did delete the work area render files and it did bring it back from letterboxing, but I assume I'll need to render it at some point. When I exported, it did appear to eliminate the letterboxing, but it still seems nuts that this is happening.
Have never posted an image to support before.
This isn't support (technically)...
just a user-to-user forum.
Your Preview file codec sez "GoPro-Cineform x64..."
I am not familiar with this usage of the symptomatically
problematic GoPro codecs.
Well. the thing is, I've been using the go pro converter for over a year now, and i've never had this problem at all until now, after I've re-installed everything. So I don't know if that has anything to do with that or not.
Should I post somewhere else?
No... you're in the right place.
I can not advise further as you are using a workflow
with which I am completely unfamiliar.
Hopefully someone else will be able to help.
After looking closer at your image...
your Previews are set to 720x405?
Your preview files are SD: 720x405. That's not really a good idea for HD footage in an HD sequence. Set your preview file size to 1920x1080 and that should help the renders. I might even suggest letting Pr use I-frame only MPEG at 1920x1080 for preview files, just to see how it affects the transitions during playback/editing.