isaacwrongIn FCPX is letter box effect
jacobjohnstonPlan ahead for sure. If you wanna use them, try to get your shots a bit wider seeing as letterboxing essentially replaces a portion of your video with black. You definitely don't want to use them if you end up cropping the subject's head out the whole time. Good luck.
CameraWizIf you don't account for it, people will chew you out for it. Theres only a handful of edits that have done it good.
finnolydorbCouldn't have said it better.
eheathJust don't do it, 16:9 is already a pretty narrow horizon for filming skiing.
Thanks for the feedback! I figured it would be pretty hard to do for skiing, like eheath said. I was working on more of a landscape edit of different scenery and I liked the look of having the black bars. Good to know for future reference for sure.