4 Replies Latest reply on May 30, 2011 5:58 PM by fyddeye

    Including 4:3 material in a 16:9 environment

    fyddeye

      Hi,

       

      I'm a relative Premiere Elements 9 newbie and I need to combine 4:3 material with content shot in 16:9. The 4:3 content is historical public domain footage downloaded in MPEG-2 format. My 16:9 material is in MPEG-4 format, 720x480.

       

      I've decided to add pillar bars to the 4:3 material, rather than cut off the top and bottom of the original.

       

      How do I do this in PREL 9? Or do I need to modify the original files before importing them? If so, can you advise on tools, including freeware?

       

      Incidentally, I'm creating a video that will be uploaded to YouTube.

       

      Thank you in advance.

       

      Joe Follansbee

      http://www.fyddeye.com/