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  • Problem with black bars in my video (Adobe premier pro)

    Hello everyone!

    I just registered to this forum, and I have a huge issue. I've been googling and youtube-ing it all day. I got black bars to the left and right of my video. I use adobe premier pro!

    This does not show in the editing window, everything looks perfect there. It also looks perfect when i click on "output" on the export settings. I have scale to fit, and I think I have the right aspect ratio. What the problem may be is that the sequense settings. And I think that's strange, since I made a sequence out of the gopro clips I've been using in the video.

    Anyways, these are my sequense settings:
    Timebase: 59,94 frames/second
    Size: 1280x960 (VERTICAL 4:3)
    Aspect ratio: Square pixels (1.0)
    No fields (progressive scan)
    60 fps non-drop-frame-timecode


    I'm trying to export this with:
    Format: H.264
    Youtube 720 HD (Or 1080p HD, or normal 1080p. tried everything here..)
    I use the same width as source footage: 1280x980
    Frame rate: 59,94
    field order: progressive
    aspect: square pixels

    TV standard: NTSC
    Profile: Main
    Level: 4.2
    bitrate encoding: VBR, 2 pass
    bitrate 15-25

    Why does this not work? Is the sequence settings the problem? If so how can I fix this?

    When I manually change the aspect from square pixels 1.0 to custom : 4x3 I can see the black bars in the preview window. I can not see the black bars with the settings I wrote up there...Why does this look perfect, but come out with ugly black bars? :( Please help...

  • #2
    It is because of your aspect ratio. Switch to an aspect ration of 16:9 to get rid of the bars on the side. You can do this for example with a resolution of 1920:1080, which is consider full HD.