It depends on where you original video came from.
But virtually all video has some noise around the top and bottom. When you show the video on a TV, however, that noise will be cut off.
Thanks Steve. Unfortunately it's still appearing on the TV. I'm trying to
track down the original source so I can ask the question with more detail.
As I said, why it's there could be related to where the video originated and how you got it into your computer.
This edge noise, for instance, is worse on analog video that's been converted to DV.
The border video noise in analog video can now be an issue. Once, the built-in overscan with CRT TV's easily took care of much of that. Nowadays, with a lot of flat-panel TV's, there is very little, to no overscan, so much more shows up.
Older material, meant for TV broadcast, often had timing marks, and even color bars, off to the edge. These items were seen in the TV control room, on their monitors, but were usually cropped off, when the material went on the air.
It sounds like I should expect some border noise because the DVD I created
was transferred from Sony U-matic tape which was originally copied from 16mm
film. Thank you very much for the detail. Ken
One thing that you can do, to eliminate that noise is to use the Crop Effect. This will yield a black area, where the noise exists, BUT would look much better, IMHO. Video noise is very, very disconcerting.
Bill: That sounds promising. I'm using Lynda.com to get some basic
instructions on using Premiere Elements so I'm going to check out their
lesson on Cropping. Thanks a million.
While not the ideal, I think that it would improve the overall look.
Another option, but also one with some snags, is to use the fixed Effect>Motion>Scale, to increase the size of the Video, so that the Frame Size of the Project basically Crops the image for you. The Scaling will degrade the image, but maybe not enough to be seen.
To get rid of it you can crop to exclude the noisy lines. Or create a thin black line in PSE and stretch it across the timeline on a higher track.
[EDIT] Ooops - I must have had that discussion on screen for a while. I see you have already received appropriate advice since I loaded the discussion.
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This is exactly what I need to do - get a thin black line to cover the thin line of distortion at the bottom of the video. I've tried using a black background and use the rubberband to mask it -but that is not working... now I'm dealing with the alpha-channel, etc. but I thought I might could cut to the chase and just ask for the specific steps... Help please. dee. 270-827-3306
When one has distortion at the bottom of a Frame (often happens with VHS analog sources, and is often due to tape head alignment issues), there are a couple of ways to handle it:
- Use the fixed Effects>Motion>Scale (and probably a bit of Motion>Position) to let the Project's Frame Size effectively "mask" the distortion.
- Add a Title, or a graphic with a black rectangle (note the background in Titler appears as black, but it is actually Transparent), but you CAN add a black Shape.
- Place the problem footage on an upper Video Track, with either Black Video, or Color Matte>Black below, and then create a Track Matte to eliminate that portion of the Clip. I recommend that one have real black below (lower Video Track), rather than just holding back (with the Track Matte), a portion of the video over Transparency, which will appear as black.
- Use the Effect>Crop to actually Crop off a portion of the Clip's pixels. This can be in addition to, say the fixed Effec>Motion>Scale.
Hope that this helps.