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David Heidelberger
Adobe Media Encoder adding black bars to side of my footage
on Sep 2, 2009 at 8:51:18 am

Hello,

Hopefully this is the right forum for this. I'm trying to export a ProRes 720p Quicktime movie to a widescreen M2V for DVD authoring. The Quicktime is exactly 1280x720, square pixels. When I bring it into AME, set it to an Mpeg-2 preset, and set the pixel aspect ratio to Widescreen, 16:9, AME adds black bars to the sides of my footage. Even weirder, in the source preview tab, if I enable cropping, it seems like the bottom edge of the crop marquee is off the bottom edge of my footage. I wound up cropping 8 pixels from the top and 8 from the bottom and that seemed to get rid of the black bars on the sides, but what on earth is causing this? Why doesn't it stretch my video the full length of the 720 pixels? Also worth noting I tried with an Animation codec file and got the same result.

Thanks,
- David


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Jeff Bellune
Re: Adobe Media Encoder adding black bars to side of my footage
on Sep 2, 2009 at 10:52:05 am

Are the black bars thin? If so, then you are experiencing Adobe's correction to non-square pixel aspect ratios that they implemented in CS4.

The PAR change is based on the BBC standard, and it is implemented across the entire suite of video applications.

-Jeff

The Focal Easy Guide to Adobe Encore DVD 2.0


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Tam Perl
Re: Adobe Media Encoder adding black bars to side of my footage
on Dec 21, 2009 at 3:07:55 am

Jeff -- I noted your comment about non square pixels -- so what is the fix for this?

I have exported from Premiere to a size of 1280x720 with square pixels. As far as I can tell, Encore is recognizing this size and pixel aspect ratio. Visually, the picture seems correct -- in other words it is not being stretched or compressed, although I have not measured it scientifically with a square box.

How do I create a DVD without those black bars??

Thanks

Tam



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Murphy Thelen
Re: Adobe Media Encoder adding black bars to side of my footage
on Jun 13, 2016 at 2:29:27 pm

This worked for me too. Thanks for posting!


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Brian Berneker
Re: Adobe Media Encoder adding black bars to side of my footage
on Mar 4, 2013 at 12:46:02 am

I looked high and low and read many a blog post on many forums about pixel aspect ratios and other rationalizations for the existence of these pesky black pillarbox bars, but most have not a clue about how to get around this cleanly or easily, so here's the answer:

In the output preview box of Adobe Media Encoder, in the top left corner, there is a source scale setting. Set this to "scale to fill" and you're done.

There you have it. No lectures or excuses, just a 3 second how-to. Enjoy!


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Joe Lacy
Re: Adobe Media Encoder adding black bars to side of my footage
on Aug 30, 2013 at 6:19:36 pm

That would be a great fix if that option wasn't grayed out...


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Robert Grimm Jr
Re: Adobe Media Encoder adding black bars to side of my footage
on Oct 19, 2016 at 2:20:13 am

I have also looked high and low, and your answer saved the day! Thanks!


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