Sizing issue: How do I get rid of the side panels in final production?

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This is my final video.  I want to produce it so that the clips are in full screen -- not showing the black side panels.  This is probably a sizing issue as I'm producing the video.  Any advice? 
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Hi there

The side panels you refer to are called "Pillarboxing".  This occurs when you take a video sized at a 4x3 aspect ratio and insert it in a 16x9 frame. 

Basically, you need to first ensure your canvas is configured to a 16x9 setting. Then modify the video so it looks as you want by stretching and cropping in the canvas. Then when you produce the video, choose a standard 16x9 setting for the output size.

Cheers... Rick :) 
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Rick, thanks for your reply.  Can you look at these steps: 

-I formatted to a 16*9 canvas




-I drag frames how I wanted



-What do I do here when producing?

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Interesting. Until today I've never really noticed that "Embed Size" option. Then again, I don't usually see this dialog, as I'm nearly always producing just the MP4 file and not using the Smart Player.

Have you tried configuring the embed size to the same values you see on the right side where it says Video Size? I think I'd try that.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Your not filling the entire video space "Canvas Area" as depicted in the image below. The checkerboard area is part of the canvas area and will show up as black bars in the final video.



It's really not the end of the world to produce a video that way. However, It's not ideal and I wouldn't want do it myself.
The best thing to do is scale up the size of the videos to fill the screen if possible. In this case it would be fairly easy to do.
Here is my idea of what the final output would look like.

 

Some of the weight bar is cut off on the left. I believe there's enough video content on the right  to contain the entire lift without cutting anything off.

It would be a combination of increasing the size of the videos to fill the screen.Overlapping one of the videos.The one on the right in this case.Then cropping the left side of the video on the right, that way it doesn't cover over  to much of the video on the left.

The you tube video up top is another story. You may not be able come up with an acceptable compromise between scale and cropping to make that one work.

You can always change your shooting techniques going forward so that split screens work more easily for you.

Regards,Joe
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