I impoted a short clip from my camera (640x480 4:3 ratio) into the organizer, then from there opened a premiere elements project and shared the video to Youtube. The video in premiere element looks fine, it has black stripes on the left and right sides which I think is normal given the source resolution/ratio. The final video on Youtube, however, has a larger black border around the entire video, including black space at the top and bottom. Why is this, how can I get rid of this extra border?
This usually indicates a mismatch between your source video and your project settings.
Which camcorder model did your video come from and how did you get it into your computer?
When you started your Premiere Elements project, which project settings did you select?
My free Basic Training tutorials on Premiere Elements support site Muvipix.com will show you how to set up a project properly.
Thanks Steve, changing the project settings did the trick. My camera is a compact Fuji XP10. The video is 640x480 30fps. I tried one of the flip video project settings which was also 640x480 30fps, and things worked out much better, no more extra border around the final uploaded video. Thanks!
Love to hear the success stories, Paul!