2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 6, 2010 8:57 PM by John T Smith

    Can't get rid of black box around rendered HD footage.....


      I've read a thread about t

      he "black box" that appears in HD footage, but didn't find an answer.


      I use a PC, and edit with Adobe Premiere 3.0.


      I have a Canon camcorder that uses MiniDV HD tapes to capture the HD footage, because I wanted

      the tapes as back up, and the quality is better, in my opinion.


      I capture the footage with the HDV capture in Premiere.


      The captured file looks damn nice, full screen HD.  The book says the screen size is 1440 by 1080,

      but the actual screen size looks to be 1920 by 1080.


      When I open up the captured file in Real Player or Windows Media Player, there is no black on the sides,

      and two strips on the top and bottom that are maybe 1/4 an inch, not a problem.


      When I RENDER the editted footage, I click "export" and "movie"

      In the settings menu, under General, I choose"File Type" and "Microsoft AVI."

      In the Video section, I choose the "Cinepak Codec by Radius"

      Under Pixel Aspect Ratio, the options are:

        Square Pixels (1.0)

        D1/DV  NTSC (0.9)

        D1/DV  NTSC Widescreen 16:9 (1.2)

        Anamorphic 2:1 (2.0)

        HD Anamorphic 1080 (1.333)

        DVCPRO HD (1.5)


      There is also the Keyframe and Rendering menu on the left.


      When I try to use the top options, I get variation of the file with about a 1 1/2 to 2 inch black box on all sides, but the aspect

      is correct, or a 1 to 1 1/2 inch box at top, no box on the sides, but the frame is mushed down.

      Or the frame is square, and the vido image is pushed inward.

      An example of my initial video is below, where the aspect was correct:


      "Wildlife at Lake Fasse Point"



      If I play a rendered file in Windows Media Player, even if I hit "Double Size" or "Play Full Screen," the edges will STILL be bounded

      by that big black box.


      I appreciate any help.