Click and drag over the area to make sure there aren't any stray clips or frames floating around in there. Delete them.
If you've snagged them all, the Work Area Bar should snap to the actual size of your movie.
If you have any problems with WorkArea Bar gray tabs snapping in place, you can set the WorkArea Bar gray tabs manually.
Move the Timeline Indicator to the start of the content.
Hold down the Alt key of the computer main keyboard as you hit the left bracket key [
Move the Timeline Indicator to the end of the content
Hold down the Alt key of the computer main keyboard as you hit the right bracket key ]
That should set the WorkArea Bar gray tabs to span the content wanted.
Thanks for the advice Steve, AT and John. Very grateful.
You can use the Pause Button.
And hover your Curson at the Scroll Line--there is a TINY-Scissor's/
(the vertical scroll--that moves thru the storyboard)
Hover your Curson and a scissor's will appear.
Click the tiny scissors.
Move the curson into the ENDING-Clip.
Right Click and choose Delete and Close.
In this case, I think that Charlie had remnants of a Clip, left behind, and out beyond where the End of his Timeline should have been. This can happen via several operations.
- One might line up Clips on the Timeline (Timeline View Mode, or now Expert Mode), and then Trim and Move them to the left - forgetting one way out there.
- Or, if one butts up a Clip, with Snap ON, too "hard," a Frame, or two, can be "sheared off," and because they are so small, not be noticed.
When the Timeline is output, any gap, between the intended last Frame, of the last Clip, and one of those "orphans," will show as black video, because nothing is out there.
As some PrE 11 (and probably PrE 12) users have had trouble finding the Scissor Tool, your comments can be of help to them.