Black Material to temporary transform screen from 16:9 to letterbox

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  1. dek11677

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    Hey guys,

    I'm looking for black material so I can cover the top and bottom of the screen when watching in letterbox ratio, so obviously I'm not looking for a permanent adhesive backed material just something I can attach by velcro when the movie is in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio.
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    "Devore" is by far the best, you can buy it by the metre. May be stick it to some panels which you can then put in place when needed.


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    Trust me get the devore, looks like its the same price or cheaper than the one you linked to.
     
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    Has anyone made any removable masks for a Carada screen? Worried that with the thickness of the screens frame there may be a gap between masks and screen material leading to shadows. Unless of course there is a clever way of eliminating the gaps?
     
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    I have small gaps (6mm+-) on my diy masking and it doesn't cause any issues with shadows and the like.
     
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    I used some velvet as temporary side masks and they hung some distance away from the screen (maybe 3-4") and it still looked better than seeing the uncovered screen.

    One trick worth mentioning is to shift the 2.35:1 image down to the bottom of your screen then you only need a top mask. Or if you have an electric screen, don't lower it all the way so that the image is masked by the bottom border and a single top mask.
     

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