Are you sure you set up a Widescreen Project Preset at the start up screen before you started your project?
What format does your camcorder shoot? DV-AVI, MPEG???
Do the video's look correct in Premiere Elements monitor window before you export them? If not you may need to right click on the clip in the Project Media Panel (when you are in Edit) and select Interpret Footage and then select Conform To and select the widescreen option.
And did you do anything with "scale to frame" for the clips or photos?
I chose the PAL, DV, Widescreen 48 kHz preset in Premiere Elements 7 and export the movie using the D1/DV PAL Widescreen 16:9 (1.422) pixel aspect ratio. My camcorder is a two year old Sony model with DV tapes, so it shoots in DV AVI.
The movie looks perfect in the monitor window, which is why I'm so surprised the rendered movie doesn't. I didn't "scale to frame" anything.
I now tried four things:
- use a widescreen project and export it to widescreen -> everything is stretched thin and tall
- use a widescreen project and export it to 4:3 -> video in letterbox, images not. Images get cut off, bug is half over the video, half over the black bar. Video looks okay.
- use a 4:3 project and export it to 4:3 -> video in letterbox, images not. Images do not get cut off but slightly stretched
- use a 4:3 project and export it to widescreen -> everything is stretched thin and tall
So even though my original video is widescreen, exporting to widescreen *always* stretches the image. Option number 3 gives the best result, but why does the video end up in letterbox and the photo's don't? There is no letterbox at all in the monitor window...
Message was edited by: Mo Reece
In the Project Panel, Rt-click on one of your Clips and go to Interpret Footage. What does it report for your frame size? If it does not match your Project settings, see if changing it to match will correct your Export. This is just a test for now, but might point someone in a direction to help you.