3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 5, 2010 9:14 AM by the_wine_snob

    aspect ratio and project presets problem


      I am importing a clip that has an aspect ratio of 16:9 and a size of 720x480.  When I open it using VLC media player, it plays fine without any black bars and with the correct ratio.  When I open the file in Windows Movie Maker it opens fine as well.  But when I open it with Elements, large black bars are imposed along the left and right, and smaller ones along the top and bottom.  I have picked a project that should have the same video size and aspect ratio (DV widescreen 48Hz), so I don't understand why it is imposing these bars.  I have tried different widescreen project settings, but I get the same result.  What am I doing wrong?