New to Premiere and so probably not understanding some concepts (probably applying idea around images incorrectly to videos).
I have a an old clip I'm trying to test with - so for starters it's in 640x480, AVI format from an old Canon digicam
There is a bunch of junk on a table on the left side of the clip and I can trim some of the top as well. What I've tried:
Use Crop to remove the areas I don't want.
Then check the "Zoom" box and the remaining area "fills" the visible space in the editor - perfect so far.
But when I try to export the results to a mp4 file the results look nothing like the editor. I have some of the area from the left cropping back, and cropping i did not do on the right has now occurred so I've lost some of my actual content. I'm hoping this is a simple thing for people who use this regularly - I've had no luck on Google
Thanks in advance if you can offer a newbie some tips.
A lot depends on your source video. Some video formats are less accurately displayed than others.
What model of camcorder is your video coming from and what format and resolution is it?
What are your Premiere Elements project settings, as listed under the Edit menu?