What is the resolution of the Elvis video you're using as your source video?
Under the program's Edit menu, what is listed on the General page under Project Settings?
If you right-click on the Elvis video and select Properties, what does it show you as the video's resolution?
The Image Size in your last picture is the resolution of your video: 640x360. That's 16:9.
Your project settings are set up for 640x480 video. That's 4:3 video.
In other words, your video is 1.77% as wide as it is tall -- yet your project settings are for a video frame that is 1.33% as wide as it is tall. That's why your video is not filling your video frame, and it's why you're seeing black bars along the top and bottom.
Normally the program will automatically create project settings that match your video, based on the first clip on your timeline. However, this video has some unusual characteristics, probably based on how you created it. Is this video ripped from YouTube or ripped from a DVD or copied from a VTR? All of those methods can create files that don't often jibe well with Premiere Elements.
You can try manually setting up a project. Start a new project and on the New Project screen, click Settings and select the preset for AVCHD Lite 720p25 (assuming you're using the PAL TV system). That's not an exact match, but at least your video will fill your video frame.
I live in America. I don't believe we tend to use the PAL system here, do we?
I tried what you have suggested and am still having problems.
Any other suggestions?
What is listed in this new project on the General page of Project Settings, under the Edit menu?
Meantime, your Elvis video is 25 fps rather than the NTSC (American) standard of 30 fps. You still haven't said where this video came from or how you ripped it to an MPEG file, but it is definitely problematic.
I keep doing what you tell me to do it doesn't work and you keep asking me to do more complicated stuff.
I got it from YouTube and I ripped it with Real Player Downloader
ISN'T THERE ANYONE ELSE HERE WITH A DIFFERENT SUGGESTION?
Sure would appreciate it.
If you'd like, we can wait to see if anyone else has a suggestion.
If not, I can show you how to force a 16:9 aspect ratio to your video.
Whatever works I'm for it.
It's just frustrating when you keep offering suggestions and nothing works
I've had this happen one other time, that I can remember,
It was with a Bruno Mars HD Superbowl performance.
I edited out the Beyonce half of the performance and could not get rid of those
black bars on the top and sides of the video
IT'S OBVIOUS ((YOU))
ARE THE ONLY PERSON, AROUND HERE, WITH A CLUE OF A SOLUTION.
NO ONE ELSE KNOWS MORE THAN YOU DO!!!
What else can I conclude? That they have the answer and are deliberately hiding and keeping it secret?
If I had the answer to this problem I would gladly offer the solution. That's me.
I find it very difficult to believe there are people here with the solution
who are deliberately hiding and keeping the solution to themselves.
I can't relate to such a selfish mindset.
I would never do such a thing.
It is not in me to do so
MAYBE YOU CAN ASK SOMEONE
then come back here with the full solution.
All this fishing around and coming up empty
is very frustrating to me.
There are other matters going on in my life right now.
I don't intend to get into specifics.
I will say it is a family crisis I'm working through
A MAJOR FAMILY CRISIS!!!!
So, I could really use some good news now.
Any good news will do!!!
Last time I needed help there was a really cool chat service here at Adobe.
I was really grateful to get back and forth help through that chat service.
Seems, Adobe has canceled that out and fired those people, right?
What a shame.
If I can't upload the images in the chat windows I don't think they can help me much in this matter.
Surely there must be a solution. Then again...maybe not.
It's not like my life is on the line. I just wish I could fix this problem for all time!!
Your file is 640x360 with pixel aspect ration 1 and in Premiere elements there is no setting for this dimension.
To get the output without black borders, follow the below mentioned steps and you will get the exact video -
1. Go to File - New Project
2. Enter Project Name and click on Change settings
3. Expand the PAL option under available Presets option
4. Expand AVCHD
5. Select AVCHD LITE 720p25 and click on ok button
6. Select the "Force selected Project settings on this Project" option
7. Click on ok button
8. Import your files in this project and add in timeline
9. Now you can save it to HD 720 MP4 - H 264 High quality
10. You will get the results without black borders.
Please let me know if it works or not.
Talk about being given a solution after giving up.
Man, may all solutions in my life always come to me EVEN after I give up. Ha!!
YOU WROTE: Your file is 640x360 with pixel aspect ration 1 and in Premiere elements there is no setting for this dimension.
MY RESPONSE: Shouldn't there be? Can this be fixed with an update to the program?