View Full Version : Magic Bullet applying filters over letterbox
09-07-2004, 07:08 AM
Hello all, I'm new to this, so thanks in advance for any help. I'm shooting in Letterbox mode and applying Magic Bullet filters in Premiere. I am noticing that the filters are being applied over the black letterbox. Any way to mask over this?
09-07-2004, 07:42 AM
There may be an "automatic" way, but to create a quick letterbox I just go into the Titling program and draw 2 large black squares to overlap the already-present letterboxing and save it as a title. Then just layer it above any video you want it on.
09-07-2004, 08:25 AM
Awesome. Thanks for the quick reply. After years of photoshop, I should have known that, but I have been using premiere pro for about 2 days now. Gimme another week. Thanks!
09-13-2004, 07:31 AM
Also, if you don't feel like drawing the letter box bars yourself, there is a template that lets you set them up with just a few clicks.
In the Title Designer, click the Templates botton (features a page icon with a "T" in it). In the list of templates, click the Title Designer Presets folder, then the Mattes folder, and then select the Matte Letterbox template.
09-13-2004, 11:04 AM
Hey, cool... I like it too ;)
09-13-2004, 02:07 PM
On closer examination, the template-based black bars seem to be a little thick for 16:9. But I guess they can be a starting point.
09-15-2004, 03:27 PM
Go to the crop tool, apply it to your clip as the bottom-most effect and then type in 12.5 for the top and 12.5 for the bottom and voila, you have a letterbox and the other effects contained inside it.