On this page, you can find HD and digital cinema film mattes for download.
What is a film matte?
These film mattes are basically just transparent PNG files with black bars in exactly the right places to crop one motion picture format into another format.
Sometimes it is necessary to shoot a film or video production in one aspect ratio, knowing that you’re going to crop it to a different format later during editing or final delivery. It is also not uncommon to shoot and edit a production in one format, knowing that it will also need to be adapted to another format for wider distribution.
As an example, the image above is from a short film called Written On Your Face that we shot in the 1.78 aspect ratio, but cropped to 2.40 for release. The black bars are from the film matte, and the visible image is showing through the clear part of the film matte.
Obviously if you shoot in one aspect ratio and release in another, you have to plan for this from the beginning, and compose your shots accordingly.
Available Formats and Sizes
|Format||Original Resolution||Aspect Ratio||Crop To||Visible Resolution||Cut Pixels|
|2K HD||1920x1080||2.40||center||1920x800||top 140, bottom 140|
|2K HD||1920x1080||2.40||top||1920x800||bottom 280|
|2K DCI||2048x1080||1.78||pillarbox||1920x1080||left 64, right 64|
|2K DCI||2048x1080||1.85||pillarbox||1998x1080||left 25, right 25|
|2K DCI||2048x1080||2.39||center||2048x858||top 111, bottom 111|
|2K DCI||2048x1080||2.39||top||2048x858||bottom 222|
|4K HD||3840x2160||2.40||center||3840x1600||top 280, bottom 280|
|4K HD||3840x2160||2.40||top||3840x1600||bottom 560|
|4K DCI||4096x2160||1.78||pillarbox||3840x2160||left 128, right 128|
|4K DCI||4096x2160||1.85||pillarbox||3996x2160||left 50, right 50|
|4K DCI||4096x2160||2.39||center||4096x1716||top 222, bottom 222|
|4K DCI||4096x2160||2.39||top||4096x1716||bottom 444|
|8K HD||7680x4320||2.40||center||7680x3200||top 560, bottom 560|
|8K HD||7680x4320||2.40||top||7680x3200||bottom 1120|
|8K DCI||8192x4320||1.78||pillarbox||7680x4320||left 256, right 256|
|8K DCI||8192x4320||1.85||pillarbox||7992x4320||left 100, right 100|
|8K DCI||8192x4320||2.39||center||8192x3432||top 444, bottom 444|
|8K DCI||8192x4320||2.39||top||8192x3432||bottom 888|