I have been sent an image to use in a project that is sized 720 X 576 (for Pal standard) and it fits the entire PE screen perfectly.
The image is of a Painting + Frame, with a wallpaper background around the top, bottom and sides of the painting.
Since the PAINTING is in Portrait orientation, and the ENTIRE image (inc its wallpaper background) is 720x576, the actual Painting+Frame are outside of the two Safe Margins...
Does anyone have the pixel dimensions as to what is within these Safe Margins..?
That way, the whole image can still be 720x576 but the Painting+Frame can be re-sized (it's all 2D created) to fit inside the Safe Margins.
Well, safe margins are about 10% of the frame size, so you can try 650x520. But make sure Scale to Frame size is turned off in your preferences or the program will make it fit your frame anyway. (If it was on in the preferences when you brought it into your project, you will have to right-click on the image on your timeline and uncheck it there.)
But there are other considerations -- mainly that video doesn't use square pixels. So you may find the best size is more like 695x520.