The Problem: Premier Elements comes with a variety of preset project settings which are great for working with 16:9 or 4:3 content in a variety of resolutions. However, there are no presets that cover ultra-wide aspect ratios and Adobe has locked out changing these setting within their Premier Elements program. There is currently no built-in way to handle 21:9 video and export it in its original ratio without black borders.
The Solution: By editing some configuration files in Notepad (or a similar program), custom project templates can be created with the desired frame size. By default the files you are required to edit can be found at:
How it works:
I chose to clone the AVCHD 1080p60.sqpreset file found in the AVCHD folder. For organization, I created a subfolder titled "21x9" to house the custom ultra-wide presets.
After creating a copy of the preset file, open it in your favorite text editor. Near the bottom, you will find the <VideoFrameSize> attribute. Change the values inside the attribute tag to match your desired output resolution in pixels. For example, a 1440p 21:9 project would look like:
I have created a handful of 21:9 templates to accommodate 1080p and 1440p project at both 30fps and 60fps.
What is Extra Life?
The Game Plan
The stream will kickoff around 12:00 pm noon on Sunday, October 18th with a few games of Among Us. I will continue to play a variety of games and eventually be joined by ThatTrojanKid around 5:30pm. We will play some single player & co-op games. There will also be some interactive games including Marbles on Stream and the Jackbox Party Series.
How You Can Help
There is a lot going on in Pokemon Go right now!
Investigate a Mysterious Energy (Victini)
An Inter-egg-sting Development
Charizard Community Day
This week we have a couple interesting events going on. Time permitting, I plan on streaming on both evenings.
Silver Ridge Peaks Release (theHunter: Call of the Wild)
Mr. House's Birthday (Fallout: New Vegas)
Twitch Affiliate Anniversary
July 5, 2020
July 5th marks the 1 year anniversary of becoming a Twitch Affiliate. I am planning on doing a 10 hour (possibly even 12 hours) live stream. It will also serve as a celebration for Independence day since I will not be able to stream on July 4th.
Pokemon Go Fest will take place on July 25 and 26 from 10 am to 8 pm each day. Tickets are on sale now for $14.99 and can be purchased from the in game shop. One ticket will grant you access to both days of the event. Unlike previous years, the event will take place entirely online. Because of this, there is no limit on the number of tickets and you will be able to participate in the event from anywhere.
There will be two special research stories that you will have access. You will have to open the game on each day of the event to start the special research story.
Each day there will be rotating habitats featuring Pokemon themed around fire, water, grass, battle, and friendship. Habitats will rotate each hour, so that each one is featured twice. There will be a total of 75 unique Pokemon featured.
Ticket holders will also have access to the Global Challenge Arena. The Arena will feature a new task for each hour during the event. Players around the globe will have to work together to complete the challenges. Progress can be tracked in game and once a challenge is completed a bonus will be unlocked for the remainder of the hour.
The latest reserve coming to theHunter: Call of the Wild has just been announced. Silver Ridge Peaks is a massive hunting reserve located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. It will feature at least 5 new animals and a new type of bow.
They start by showing off the new Alexander Longbow that comes with the Silver Ridge Peaks DLC. It looks to be an extremely accurate bow, allowing you to take precise shots without a scope. Then some highlights from Pronghorn and Turkey hunting. Flinter takes some up-close shot with the new longbow, and also puts his muzzle loader to good use. You also get a quick look at the newly added Mountain Goats. Finally, they take down some epic Rocky Mountain Elk and Bighorn Sheep.
Bow hunting may not be my cup of tea (mostly due to a lack of skill and practice), however I am still exited to try out the new DLC for myself. From the small glimpse you get from the video, it looks like Expansive Worlds did a great job capturing the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. It is a very large map, full of life, and I cannot wait to explore!
Update: The release date has been announced - Tuesday, June 23, 2020