Stanwood/Camano NEWS 8 years ago The test video below is 1280x720. vimeo.com/1444407 The Vimeo guys suggested I ask here for help. They said the black bars in the video are in the source file and that Premiere Elements must be adding them. In Elements, in the 'monitor' you can see the video and there are dark gray areas above and below it. I can't seem to resize the video to overlap the areas (the video hides behind them). I can zoom out to make the gray area much bigger and the video much smaller. I'm shooting video with a Sony DCR-SR300, which gives me 16:9 video. The black bars don't show up in the mpeg's it spits out until I edit them in Elements. Any help you can offer would be most appreciated.