Final Cut Express Problem

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by ukrainianwaffle, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. ukrainianwaffle macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2010
    on my videos there is a black bar on the top and bottom of the screen. the raw file is in 16:9 and it doesn't have black bars. can anyone tell me how to get rid of them? heres some footage to show you what's happening:

    also im a n00b at final cut
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    What are your clip and sequence settings?

    Have you taken a look at the manual?

    What are the settings (codec, format, resolution, fps, ...) of the source file?

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  3. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    Those black bars are called "Letterboxing". It makes it so that when you watch widescreen videos on a Standard TV, it won't be distorted.

    You have to change your Sequence settings to 16:9 (Right click the sequence and go to Properties/Settings).

    Also, I think you would have to change all the clips' Master Clips in your timeline to 16:9 and drag them in the timeline again.
  4. arjen92 macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2008
    Below sea level
    This guy on yahoo answers gave you the perfect answer :)

    I think his answer is really great.

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