I am new to Premiere and have a project I must complete for tomorrow.
On my original project, I noticed the black bar on top & bottom and researched what to do about it in the forum. Great help! Hadn't realized I had presets to select at beginning of project. My original presets were set to default of NTSC - AVCHD Lite 720 (16:9 ratio). So, I noted that and created a new project. This time, I followed guidance and set preset to DV - Standard (4:3 ratio).
So, once again, I started editing my vid clips. Luckily, I paused this time to check output. Rats! I still have the black bar at top and bottom.
Go back in and create a new project. This time, I choose DV - Widescreen. I notice this time, that my video almost perfectly fits the black background of the preview screen. So this must be the right setting. Then, to save it, I select Share --> Computer --> and I notice the Preset is set to DVNTSC Std. Hmmm...I leave it and render the video. Back to the black lines. So, I go through the process again, and this time change that Preset to DVNTSC Widescreen, render and see slight black bars to left and right and the image is distorted. I even tried pulling the image wider to overlay the black strips. Know what that did? Brought me back to my favorite top/bottom black lines.
I am running out of ideas here. Recapping...The closest fit for no black lines prior to rendering the video is when I set the project up as DV Widescreen. However, once rendered, I get the black lines if I use std and distorted image if I use widescreen.
Found the right answer! Was a little nervous about using the suggestion of the HD720p 25 preset when "sharing on computer...also wanted to use .avi, but .avi didn't have this option. Resolved all issues...no lines!
These guys are great!
Glad you got it worked out, Samantha! Sometimes it's as simple as choosing the right settings.