What computer operating system is involved?
Where are you viewing your export?
And, very important, what have you set for the project preset? Did you leave the project preset in the new project dialog at the NTSC default of DV Standard?
Please verify what was set. See Edit Menu/Project Settings/General and the readings for Editing Mode, Timebase, Frame Size, Pixel Aspect Ratio (even if they look grayed out).
Thanks for reaction,
Operating system is Windows 7
I am viewing the movie on the computer as well on TV via an USB-stick
The project preset is: editing mode: DV PAL
timebase: 25,00 frames/second
framesize: wide720 verical 576
pixel aspectratio: D1/DV PAL (1,049)
I hope this is helpfull
Thanks for the reply with very helpful information about your Premiere Element 10 issue.
Essentially it looks like you are using a SD project preset for a HD export.
You have your project preset in the new project dialog set at
which is 4:3
You are going to have problems with that with a 16:9 export.
What are you importing into the project, 1080p25 or something else?
Example....if you had a 1080p25 video to import then you would set the project preset in the new project dialog to
When you get to export Publish+Share/Computer/MPEG, look at the project preset of HDTV 1080p25 High Quality.
Please review, consider, and supply more information about the file that you are importing into the project. With that information,
we can customize the reply to what you actually are using.
Thanks for youw quick response.
The scenes I am importing from a Panasonic Lumix DMC FT4 camera
videofunction MP4, quality HD
Start a new project, and set the project preset in the new project dialog for
AVCHD LITE 720p25 which has 1280 x 720 frame size to match your import video properties.
Publish+Share/Computer/MPEG with Presets = HD720p25 or HDTV 720p25 High Quality (both are 1280 x 720)
also look at
Publish+Share/Computer/AVCHD with Presets = MP4 H.264 1920 x 1080p25 (to see how the 1920 x 1080 version would turn out)
You see no more black borders with your 16:9 video file, 16:9 project settings, and 16:9 export settings.
Thank you very much,
Your advice was helpfull, the result is indeed a movie without a black
border. In the meantime, my understanding of the program is a bit better,
Chris de Ridder
Thanks you for the update that the black border situation is resolved. Great Job.
Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced user of the program, there are always new discoveries about the program and what is can and cannot do. It is exciting when you find a "can do" that you thought was a "not possible to do".
Best wishes as you move forward in your Premiere Elements workflows.