4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 23, 2018 4:10 AM by williebegoode

    Trimming Blank space in the end of video


      I'm using Adobe Elements Premiere 12 and new to the program.  I need to delete the unused blank space at the end of my video.  I have my footage, but then a bunch of blank work space trailing my footage.  When I save the file and put it on youtube, a bunch of blank space shows up.  Again, I'm new to this program, so a simplified answer without a bunch of techy lingo would be great.



        • 1. Re: Trimming Blank space in the end of video
          A.T. Romano Level 7



          Details are details. And answers are in the details.


          I suspect that your black spaces at the end of your intended video are due to debris that you have on the Expert workspace Timeline tracks beyond your intended end of video.


          (a) Expand the Timeline with the -+ slider above the Timeline.

          (b) Press the End key of the computer keyboard and inspect closely what you find at where the Timeline Indicator goes after you press the End key.  From what you wrote, it should be going to an area beyond the intended Timeline content. The debris found there needs to be deleted. Some times you will find whole clips that got pushed to the side on any of the tracks. Other times, you might find very thin vertical black lines which are fragments of clips.

          (c) You need to repeat the seek and find and delete until the End key results with the Timeline Indicator stopping at the intended end of the video on the Timeline.


          If you have exports with this black video end, then move the Timeline Indicator to a spot to cut the selected video and then click on the scissors tab on the stem of the Timeline Indicator (or Shortcut Ctrl+K).


          Please review and consider and then we can decide what next. If I have over assumed, then please supply more details of your situation.


          Thank you.



          • 2. Re: Trimming Blank space in the end of video
            Molly R

            A.T.: This was a really helpful post. I must have had some micro bits of code out past the end of my clip, that I couldn't even see, even when zooming in. Some blanket selecting and deleting got rid of them. Thanks, M. Ruggles

            • 3. Re: Trimming Blank space in the end of video
              DKQueensNY Level 1

              In my case, there are no clips or debris but there are ten minutes of black space after the film ends that I don't know how to get rid of

              • 4. Re: Trimming Blank space in the end of video
                williebegoode Adobe Community Professional

                Hi sca205 & DKQueensNY,


                Another possibility is that you have content on a different layer that extends beyond where you want your video to end.. For instance, on Video 1 I have my regular video, but somehow, I have content on Video 2 (or some other level.) The end of the video is not at the end of Video 1, but rather at the furthest point on the Timeline, no matter which layer. To solve the problem, all you have to do is either to remove the content on the other layer that extends beyond the end of the main video or trim it so that the end of all layers end  at or before where you want the video to end.


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