I posted to the older THREAD on the Timeline In & Out points, but will restate here.
Black bars indicate a mis-match in settings. Could be Sequence vs Assets, or perhaps an Aspect Ratio issue between Sequence and Export settings.
What is the Sequence Preset?
What are the specs. of your Assets?
For YouTube, others will have to give specs., but for their benefit, please list the YouTube settings that you used.
If I pick H.264 the preset immediatly chooses Apple iPad 640x480..
The sequence settings are 640x480 (1.0) and I see that they match in the project panel.
If I choose H.264 and then change the video setting to PAL instead of NTSC I only get small bars over and under the footage, but the bars are there, so.
Same if I choose H.264 Blueray.
Not all of my clips in this video are HD, some are, but I assume I should choose H.264 to get best quality on YouTube?
Thanks for input.
I'm desperate for some help here Hahah
Ok give me soem background on your footage.
What is your project source and resolution.
From your earlier post I seem to know where you are going out to.
Your source/sequence is a 4x3 sequence (640x480) and you are exporting a 16x9 (widescreen) 1280x720 file, so PrPro is adding the black bars to compensate for the extra pixels, rather than stretching your 4x3 image into a 16x9 frame so it looks distorted.
What do suggest I do? I tried exporting it in YouTube SD but the quality was not good at all...
Ok well now I can see what is happening.
Your source footage is 640x480 (4:3) and you are outputting to an upscaled 16:9 format @ 1280x720.
Stick to the same resolution as you are putting in.
Also stick to the same frame rate, you are going from 29.97 to 24fps.
And at the end of the day, YouTube is going to stick black bars on it anyways (because YouTube windows are 16x9)
Thanks for the help. Dammit, I really didn't want those black bars... Ugh.
If you are embedding the video in a different page you can change the dimensions of the player to avoid the black bars.
Ok, how do I do that? (I did write that I was a newbie, haha)
IUpload the video to you tube at 640x480 high quality.
Hit the embed link the way you normaly would, there are some options for the dimensions at the bottom.
When you add the code to a site/blog the player will take the desired dimensions.
Other than that, black bars aren't a big deal anymore, for the time beign while you deal with older 4:3 footage you can put up with it.
Ok, I'll give it a try.