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Hi I've taken a 1080p screen recording on my desktop but only want a specific crop of the actual recorded screen in the final video. How can I do this in Premiere Pro CS4?

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You want to use an effect that's called a 4 point garbage matte. It allows you to set 4 points which create a box and everything outside it is removed. Here is a link to a tutorial on how to use the effect 4 point garbage matte.

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how do I get rid of the black border? –  rutherford Jun 20 '12 at 17:18
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If you make a sequence that is smaller, say 720x480 (sd) then the original, then you can scale down your original capture to fit with no black border. –  Phasefire Jun 20 '12 at 18:08

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