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You cannot crop on export in Elements like you can do in Pro.
You need to have a square project setting to force Elements to export as such.
But you have seen this already.
So this is a preset I could create to use sometimes and then still easily export 16:9 videos the rest of the time, correct?
To create that preset are the steps any different on a Mac or it is essentially the same process?
Thanks so much for being a light in the video editing fog.
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No this is a custom made project preset for a square frame which also will be export as a square.
If you want 16:9 you will have to use a 16:9 project setting that comes with the program
Have no idea how to make the custom preset work on a mac.
None of presets offered in PRE has square dimensions. PRE provides export presets based on the common type of devices where media is played.
Would be nice if one could make custom project settings and export as such.
You can. I did it once a couple years ago following a "recipe" I found on this forum. I googled for "custom project settings premiere elements" and found one version. Essentially the project presets are text files that can be edited.
The version I think I remember following was similar and provided by the once prolific ATR.
See link in post 1.
I would be nice to set up custom project settings without having to edit texts files. I know how to do this in windows. Have no idea how to do this on the Mac.
Those bands are because your project settings are other than 1080x1080. Exporting 1080x1080 is not a nice solution and that is the reason it is not there. This is for those who are adamant about exporting in settings of their own choice. At least I am not aware of any device that designs playback for square dimensions. Most standard dimensions are 1920x1080(PAR of 1) or 1440x1080(PAR od 1.333). If we change dimensions to other ratios, there will definitely be approximations and then those bands would appear if your project settings is completely different than clip settings.
My point is not being able to make a project in what ever size the user wants. (wether is nice or not)
Being it square or even for the 'odd' resolutions of a Gopro or drone. (which on a side not does not let the user use the warp stabilizer).
Or give the ability to crop on export (like PrPro)
1440x1080(PAR od 1.333).
This should be removed as a preset (import and export) this is not standard anymore. HDV is long gone. Elements does not have firewire connections anymore. And one does not find these settings on newer cameras.
Another thing which bothers many users: not being able to change project settings while editing.
If for some reason they made a mistake they have to start over.
Which could be easily solved by being able to import one project into another with different.