Stuck with black bars export a movie out of FCE please help :(

Hello, I have 4 hours or so of footage i made in Italy with a FLIP-HD camcorder, it records in 720p.
I put that into FCE 4.0.1 cut out about an hour, added some transitions and music etc etc... anyhow..
now I need to export it, no matter what I do I get black bars around it, it seems to be stretching the video a little bit. I tried setting Sequence -> Settings -> Load Sequence Presets to a bunch of different ones, and I have tried exporting the video with different settings, using MP4, Quicktime, etc etc changing resolution to 720p and tried using Current setting... no dice..
best i was able to get it is almost fill in the screen, but have black (half inch) bars at top and bottom..
FYI this is first time using FCE for me, I used iMovie before with the same exact camcorder and that didnt have any issues, the video filled the whole screen.
Am I missing something obvious?

Here is the sequence setting -> http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v309/Duxa/FCE2.png
and here is are the properties for all the movie clips, there are about 300 of them total (maybe more).. that build that 3 hour movie.
If you look to the right you can see where it shows the film filling the screen but there are thin black bars on top and bottom... i cant get it to fill the whole thing =/
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v309/Duxa/FCE1.png
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