Adding Cropmark Letterboxing to DSLR Videos

I think adding letterboxing to your video is just plan cool.


Crop marks (letterboxing) are just plan cool, not sure why I like them, perhaps they make your video look just a little more Hollywood.

Before I get in to how I use “cropmark letterboxing” I wanted to tell you that I am still working on my Tokina 11-16mm review and I am waiting for the right evening to finish off my Konova slider montage that I have been working on.

I realize there are many methods to do this, I think this is the one I will stay with. Also I know you don’t need to do this for the web, but I like the look of it when the embedded player has some back around it vs sitting against a white web page.

You can download the letterbox cropmarks I made here. *** Update: I got this email from Marcel M and he is right I will need to fix this:

“if you go fullscreen it looks like the cropmarks are one pixel to short on each side”

See the video for the rest of the info.

Sorry for the shaking video in a few spots as I am testing out a new setup for my videos.