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Re. black box around sequence images

316 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 16, 2013 2:55 PM by paddymel RSS
paddymel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 15, 2013 6:43 PM

Hi Guys,


I have a black box (top, bottom and both sides) and am wondering how to get rid of it.


All of the footage was shot in HDV at 25p and the sequence settings are:


25 fps



(HD (1440x1080

Field Dominance Upper Odd


I have checked other sequences in the same file and found that the images are playing back full screen HD,

no problem. Just this one sequence with the black box.


Any information much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

  • Alchroma Level 6 Level 6 (16,900 points)
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    Sep 15, 2013 8:00 PM (in response to paddymel)

    Right click the errant Sequence icon in the Browser and select Item Properties.

    Is the Sequence specs matching the HDV specs?



  • Alchroma Level 6 Level 6 (16,900 points)
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    Sep 16, 2013 3:43 AM (in response to paddymel)

    Field dominance for HDV should be upper. If some are none then FCE should handle it without issue.


    If the Clips and Sequence both match I have no idea why the black box appears.


    Maybe play the clips in the QuickTime player and check the Inspector for clip properties.




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