Are you using a mini-DV camera? Sorry, Sara, justa joke. You're in the Premiere (video) forum. I'll bet it's a directory issue, but I use expression web; dreamweaver has always been too expensive since I use so much hand coding.... Good luck in the dreamweaver forum!
ugh... can't believe I put the post in the wrong forum section! lol...
that's just the kinda day I'm havin'! lmao.. It WAS a directory problem -
turns out the boss "just moved some stuff around last night..." Glad he
felt the need to do housecleanign with my website files... argh... glad it'd
figured out at least!
Thanks for the response!
This has been happening a lot lately. Besides the general navigation changing, it appears that the server will arbitrarily place the post where it wants to. I've had this happen a few times, and have observed many others having similar problems. Post to the PrElements forum, and your post might end up in Encore, or goodness knows where. One person had to go to their posts in their Profile, to find where many had gone - surprise, surprise - all over the place.
Good luck with your problem,
the saddest part of this is that I don't even get your joke! I have to go look up what a mini-DV is now... ha ha
Don't feel bad, three people on this forum had to ask what Dreamweaver was, and could they use it in their sleep...
Good luck, and if you want to produce an miniDV Video material, stop back in,
A common problem for premiere newbies is using material that is not optimal for editing. So a common question is what their source material is (miniDV is an easy to edit format). Definitely an inside joke!
but here is a premier question, since I'm here anyway, any idea why the video I'm editing ends up being a tiny square in the middle of the screen? There's lots of black space around it??? It was edited from a dvd in Mp4 format... I have no idea what I'm doing. blah.
Now, you're in the right place!
Your Assets do not match your Project settings (the Preset chosen, when you do Project>New). The Preset should always match the Assets.
To find out all about your Assets, use G-Spot. It'll give you all the data. If, for instance, you want to output to DVD with SD material, and your Assets are not DVD-spec (720x480 for NTSC, with the PAR, i.e. Pixel Aspect Ration equal to the 4:3, or 16:9), you have two choices:
1.) Convert your Assets to DVD-spec, i.e. DV-AVI Type II files with PCM/WAV 48KHz 16-bit Audio
2.) Once Imported into PrPro, go to Effects Control Panel, with the Clip selected and choose Motion>Scale to blow up the Clip
Note: if your Assets are undersized, you will suffer degredation, when chosing either method. If you wish to Output to the exact size of the Assets, then use a Preset that matches. That's where G-Spot comes in. It'll tell you exactly what you have. Let us know what it tells you and what you want to end up with. Someone can step you through the best way to achieve that. Just remember: Assets = Project Preset, or you'll have to change the Assets.