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  • Writer's pictureRobert Schepers

Enhance Your Video Production with Free Letterbox Templates

Today, we want to introduce an essential tool for video makers: the letterbox template. Whether you are an amateur filmmaker or a seasoned professional, using letterbox templates can give your videos a cinematic look. In this article, we explain what letterbox templates are, why they are important, and offer you free downloadable templates to improve your own video projects.

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What is a Letterbox Template?

A letterbox template is an overlay placed on top of your video to create a specific aspect ratio, often with black bars at the top and bottom of the frame. This effect is frequently used to give a widescreen or cinematic look to videos that were originally shot in a different aspect ratio.

Why Use a Letterbox Template?

1. Cinematic Appearance: Adding black bars to your video can transform a standard video into something that resembles a feature film. This gives your project a professional and dramatic look.

2. Focus on Important Content: A letterbox template can help direct the viewer's attention to the central part of the video, reducing distractions at the edges.

3. Consistency: Using a letterbox template ensures that your videos have a consistent look, even when combining footage from different devices or in different aspect ratios.

Free Letterbox Templates

To help you improve your video productions, we offer a set of free letterbox templates. These templates are easy to use and can be imported into most video editing software.

Download the Free Letterbox Templates:

Download ZIP • 17.04MB

How to Use the Templates?

Using our letterbox templates is straightforward. Follow these steps to get started:

1. Download the letterbox templates from the link above.

2. Open your video editing software and import the template.

3. Place the letterbox template on top of your video footage in the timeline.

4. Adjust the size and position of your video footage to fit within the letterbox boundaries.

5. Preview your video to ensure everything is correctly aligned, then export your final result.

Tips for Using Letterbox Templates

- Kies de Juiste Aspect Ratio: Zorg ervoor dat de aspect ratio van je letterbox template past bij de look die je wilt bereiken. Een 16:9 template is ideaal voor een standaard breedbeeld look, terwijl een 2.35:1 template een epische cinemascope uitstraling geeft.

- Gebruik Het Spaarzaam: Hoewel letterbox templates een krachtige tool zijn, is het belangrijk om ze spaarzaam te gebruiken en alleen wanneer het past bij het verhaal dat je wilt vertellen.

- Let op Belangrijke Details: Zorg ervoor dat belangrijke visuele elementen van je video niet verloren gaan achter de zwarte balken. Pas je framing en compositie aan om ervoor te zorgen dat alles goed zichtbaar blijft.


Using letterbox templates can make a significant difference in the visual impact of your videos. At VIDEJOW, we want to help you elevate your video projects. Download our free templates and experiment with different looks to see what works best for your project.

Do you have questions or want to learn more about our services? Send us an e-mail to  and discover how we can support you in creating impressive video productions.

Thank you for reading and good luck with your video projects!


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