Motion 5 - Widescreen

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“Letterboxes” an object by masking the object at its top and bottom to simulate different
video and film aspect ratios. Because this filter masks the image, what appears behind
the object is the background color of the project or the object beneath the masked object
in the composite. You can add a border to the masked image and customize the color
and size of the border.

This filter causes rasterization in 3D groups. For more information on rasterization, see

About Rasterization



Chapter 19

Using Filters

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Note: Because the Widescreen filter masks the object it is applied to, the object is not
cropped and retains its original shape.

Original image

Widescreen applied

Parameters in the Inspector

Aspect Ratio:

Sets the aspect ratio of the mask. Values include 1.66:1, 1.70:1, 1.78:1, 1.85:1,

2.35:1, 2.55:1, and 3.00:1.


Sets the position of the mask relative to the Y center of the object. Values range

from –1.0 (the bottom of the object) to 0 (the center of the object) to 1.0 (the top of the

Border Size:

Sets the thickness of the border.

Note: The border has no effect on the aspect ratio mask. It adds a frame at the edge of
the image created by the mask.

Border Color:

Picks the color of the border. Color controls can be expanded with the

disclosure triangle to include Red, Green, Blue, and Opacity sliders to more precisely select
the color of the border.


Sets the percentage of the original image to be blended with the letterboxed image.

HUD Controls
The HUD contains the following controls: Aspect Ratio, Offset, Border Size, and Border