- Choose a setting that matches the primary video that you will use in the project. For example, if you’re shooting in widescreen DV, you should use a Widescreen DV project setting.
- It’s critical to choose the right setting when starting a project because, unlike most Premiere Elements configuration items, you can’t change the Project Setting after you create the project. In some instances, you may have to start the project over using the correct setting to produce optimal results.
- In most instances, the correct answer is Yes.
- Letterboxing is a display technique characterized by black bars on the sides or on the top and bottom of video in the Monitor panel. One of the most common causes of letterboxing is a discrepancy between the display aspect ratio of the project setting and the display aspect ratio of a video file imported into the project. For example, if you import 4:3 video into a 16:9 project, Premiere Elements will display letterboxes on both sides of the video in the Monitor panel.
- The Auto Save function in Premiere Elements automatically saves a copy of the project file at specified intervals, guarding against loss of work due to power outages or other random crashes. You can adjust the Auto Save defaults in the Preferences panel by choosing Edit > Preferences.
- Choose Window > Restore Workspace.