Photo Montage

Photo Montage creates photo sequence animations from a list of files. It combines photo effects, transitions and pan and zoom animations to produce dynamic video content from still images.

What’s new in this version?

A new rendering engine delivers Wide Gamut HDR support for the highest output quality at every step.

Integrated AI allows pan and zoom animations to automatically identify the prominent regions in your photos. The results are beautiful, natural and require no configuration.

Multiple transitions can be used within the same photo sequence. Select the transitions you wish to see in the output and the plug-in chooses one at random. For ultimate control, you can also select the exact transition to be used for each image in the sequence via the Image Configuration Window.

Built-in image effects and transitions have been improved and expanded, allowing for more randomization to create better animations.

Compatibility

Photo Montage is compatible with Final Cut Pro, Motion, Premiere Pro and After Effects.

Parameters

Presets

Presets contain a snapshot of your effect configuration. While no built-in presets are available through this parameter, you can still save and load your own preset files.

When you save parameter configuration to a file on disk, this file can later be loaded to recreate the same effect configuration. Presets generated in one video application can be used by the same plug-in running in a different video application.

How do I use the presets browser?

Images

Images

Lets you configure a list of image files.

Click the Select button to populate the list through a configuration window. The window allows you to add, remove and rearrange image files. The effect processes your files in the same order in which they appear in the list.

The configuration window also provides shortcuts to edit each file using a separate application or reveal its location in the Finder. If a file is reported as missing, as when its path on disk has changed, click the Relink button to specify its new location.

How do I use the Image Configuration Window?
Attributes available for each image file

Image (secs)

Set to 1 by default. Only values between 0 and 60 are allowed.

This parameter defines how many seconds each image remains visible before the transition to the next image begins.

The same duration is used for all images, but you can override this behavior via the configuration window.

Image: Geometry

Parameters in this group let you control the initial location, scale, and angle for each image, and allow you to enable Pan and Zoom animations and randomized geometry to create engaging animations, automatically.

Presets

Presets managed by this parameter apply only to parameters within the Image: Geometry group. While no built-in presets are available through this parameter, you can still save and load your own preset files.

How do I use the presets popup menu?

Scale To

Controls the default placement of all images in the sequence. You can override this behavior via the configuration window.

The following options are available:

Scale

Set to 0.75 by default. Only values between 0 and 2 are allowed.

This is the default scale factor for every image in the sequence. You can customize the scale on a per-image bases through the configuration window.

A value of 1.0 means that the image is scaled to have the same dimensions of the frame. The Scale To parameter also affects the scale factor, since images do not necessarily share the same aspect ratio of your timeline.

For example, when this parameter is set to 1.0 and the Scale To parameter is set to Fill, the image is scaled so as to cover the entire frame, but some of its content may be cropped.

When the value is 1.0 and the Scale To parameter is set to Fit, some pillarboxing or letterboxing may occur:

Comparing Fill (left) and Fit (right) placement methods

Comparing Fill (left) and Fit (right) placement methods

Please note that other parameters in this group also affect the dimensions of each image. Automatic Pan and Zoom and randomized geometry alter the location, angle and scale of each image as part of their animation.

Position

A point parameter centered in the frame by default.

Initial location in the frame
How do I adjust the location on-screen?
The initial location of each image within the frame. The location defined by this parameter is subject to change over time if automatic Pan and Zoom and randomized geometry are enabled.

Rotation

Angle set to by default.

Value must be between and .

The same initial angle is applied to each image after all scaling operations have occurred. The angle defined by this parameter is subject to change over time if automatic Pan and Zoom and randomized geometry are enabled.

3D Axis

Angle set to by default.

Defines an axis on the 2D plane used as the basis for a rotation in 3D space.

Images are rotated in 3D space according to this 3D Axis and 3D Angle parameters. For example, when this parameter is set to and 3D Angle is set to 45˚, the result is a 3D rotation of 45˚ around the X axis.

This particular way to represent 3D rotations is more suitable to automatic animations. When image geometry is randomized, the 3D Axis is chosen at random between 0˚ and 360˚, while the rotation can be controlled by picking 3D Angle values within a certain range.

3D rotation defined by the axis angle (left) and rotation angle (right)

3D rotation defined by the axis angle (left) and rotation angle (right)

This parameter is not available when Randomize is on. In that case, a random angle is chosen over the entire possible range.

As for all randomized aspects of the output, you can force a new set of choices by assigning a new Seed parameter value under the Advanced group.

3D Angle

Set to by default.

Controls the 3D rotation around the axis defined by the 3D Axis parameter.

Pan and Zoom

Zoom

Controls Pan and Zoom animations that employ modern AI techniques to automatically discover the prominent subjects in your images and build animations to/from these regions.

The following options are available:

Amount

Set to 50% by default.

Controls the overall range of zooming that happens as part of an automatic Pan and Zoom animation. At 100%, the animation produces the most dramatic effect as it zooms fully in or out of the prominent subjects in the image.

Randomize and Animate

Randomize

On by default.

Allows you to randomize every aspect of the image geometry in order to produce a more interesting animation that doesn’t require any keyframes.
As for all randomized aspects of the output, you can force a new set of choices by assigning a new Seed parameter value under the Advanced group.

Randomize 3D Axis

Off by default.

Min Scale Change

Set to -0.05 by default. Only values between -1 and 1 are allowed.

This is the lower bound for random changes to the value of the Scale parameter.

A value of -0.1 means that each image will at most be scaled down by 10%, relative to the frame size.

Max Scale Change

Set to 0.05 by default. Only values between -1 and 1 are allowed.

This is the upper bound for random changes to the value of the Scale parameter.

A value of 0.1 means that each image will at most be scaled up by 10%, relative to the frame size.

Min X Change

Set to -0.02 by default. Only values between -1 and 1 are allowed.

This is the lower bound for random changes to the X coordinate of the Position parameter.

A value of -0.2 means that each image may be moved left at random by no more than 2% of the overall size of the frame.

Max X Change

Set to 0.02 by default. Only values between -1 and 1 are allowed.

This is the upper bound for random changes to the X coordinate of the Position parameter.

A value of 0.2 means that each image may be moved right at random by no more than 2% of the overall size of the frame.

Min Y Change

Set to -0.01 by default. Only values between -1 and 1 are allowed.

This is the lower bound for random changes to the Y coordinate of the Position parameter.

A value of -0.2 means that each image may be moved down at random by no more than 2% of the overall size of the frame.

Max Y Change

Set to 0.01 by default. Only values between -1 and 1 are allowed.

This is the upper bound for random changes to the Y coordinate of the Position parameter.

A value of 0.2 means that each image may be moved down at random by no more than 2% of the overall size of the frame.

Min Rotation Change

Angle set to -5° by default.

Value must be between and .

This is the lower bound for random changes to the value of the Rotation parameter.

A value of -5 means that each image may be rotated clockwise at random by no more than 5 degrees.

Max Rotation Change

Angle set to by default.

Value must be between and .

This is the upper bound for random changes to the value of the Rotation parameter.

A value of 5 means that each image may be rotated counter-clockwise at random by no more than 5 degrees.

Min 3D Angle Change

Set to -5° by default.

This is the lower bound for random changes to the value of the 3D Angle parameter.

Max 3D Angle Change

Set to -25° by default.

This is the upper bound for random changes to the value of the 3D Angle parameter.

Animate Scale

On by default.

When enabled, image scale animates from its assigned value to its randomized value.

Since the animation progresses to or from a randomized scale, this option is only available when Randomize is on.

Animate Rotation

On by default.

When enabled, the image angle animates from its assigned value to its randomized value.

Since the animation progresses to or from a randomized angle, this option is only available when Randomize is on.

Animate 3D Angle

On by default.

Animate X

On by default.

When enabled, the X coordinate of each image animates from its assigned value to its randomized value.

Since the animation progresses to or from a randomized coordinate, this option is only available when Randomize is on.

Animate Y

On by default.

When enabled, the Y coordinate of each image animates from its assigned value to its randomized value.

Since the animation progresses to or from a randomized coordinate, this option is only available when Randomize is on.

Animate When?

If any of the image geometry parameters are being animated either through pan and Zzom or geometry randomization, this parameter lets you control when the animation occurs.

The following options are available:

Animate How?

Geometry is animated by interpolating between two sets of values: the fixed values defined by the Scale, Angle and Position parameters, and the values picked at random by the plug-in.

This parameter lets you decide whether geometry is animated from fixed to random geometry, or viceversa.

Keep in mind that geometry may also be simultaneously affected by a pan and zoom effect, as decided by the Zoom parameter.

The following options are available:

Easing

Controls how the animation progresses over time.

The following options are available:

Image: Border and Vignette

Parameters in this group let you add and customize borders.

There are complex interactions between various parameters. A border will be visible when:

  • Uniform Border is on and you assign a non-zero Border parameter value.
  • Uniform Border is off and you assign a non-zero border to at least one of the four edges of the image.
  • Border Fade is set to a value higher than 0%. As colors fade towards the edges, they reveal a border.
When a border is visible, its color is determined by the Border Fill parameter. When the Adaptive Color option is chosen, the border color is computed for each image by analyzing its content and finding its average tint. You can then lighten or darken this tint through the Adaptive Brightness parameter.

You should also be aware of subtle differences between Border Fade and Vignette. Fading colors reveals your current border color, whereas a vignette always darkens edges of your photograph. Fading and vignetting can be combined to simulate a number of print or lens-based techniques.

Uniform Border

On by default.

When enabled, borders have the same thickness all around the image. A single Border parameter lets you control that thickness.

Border

Set to 3% by default.

Determines the thickness of image borders. The size is relative to the output frame.

Left Border

Set to 0% by default.

Controls the thickness of the border on the left edge of each image.

This parameter is only available when Uniform Border is off.

Right Border

Set to 0% by default.

Controls the thickness of the border on the right edge of each image.

This parameter is only available when Uniform Border is off.

Top Border

Set to 0% by default.

Controls the thickness of the border on the top edge of each image.

This parameter is only available when Uniform Border is off.

Bottom Border

Set to 0% by default.

Controls the thickness of the border on the bottom edge of each image.

This parameter is only available when Uniform Border is off.

Border Sizing

Controls whether the percentage you specify borders in expresses a dimension that is relative to the output of the plug-in (the video frame) or relative to the size of the image.

This behavior affects border sizing whether or not Uniform Border is enabled.

For example, if you wish to create a border on the left edge of each image that covers half of the image, you would select Relative to image and specify a Left Border of 50%

The following options are available:

Rounded Corners

Set to 0% by default.

Adds rounded corners to each image. A value of 0 disables rounded corners.

Border Aging

Set to 0% by default.

This parameter lets you simulate the effect of aging along the borders of each image. A higher value increases the amount of degradation around the edges.

The effect of simulated border aging on a white image

The effect of simulated border aging on a white image

The simulated aging process guarantees different results for each image. Border aging works great in combination with certain color adjustments, such as Sepia tone, available through the Effect parameter under the Image::Effects group.

Aging

Controls the algorithm used to simulate aging of the border.

The following options are available:

Smooth Contour

Set to 0% by default.

Allows you to smooth borders after the aging process has been applied.

Border Fade

Set to 0% by default.

Controls whether the image fades out towards the edges. This effect can be used to simulate aging, or to simulate printing techniques from the early days of photography.

This effect should not be confused with vignetting, which artificially controls how dark the edges appear compared to the center of the image.

Border Fill

Controls whether borders are filled with a solid color, or by computing a color based on the content of the image itself.

The following options are available:

Border Color

Set to
white by default.

Adaptive Brightness

Set to 85% by default.

Controls the overall brightness of the adaptive border color.

While the Border Fill parameter allows you to enable the computation of an adaptive color, this parameter allows you to controls its brightness.

Border Opacity

Set to 100% by default.

Controls the opacity of the border color. The opacity affects both a solid color or an adaptive border color, depending on the current selection in the Border Fill parameter.

Border Blend Mode

The following options are available:

Vignette

Off by default.

Enables a vignette effect.

Vignette Intensity

Set to 50% by default.

Controls the brightness of the areas affected by the color adjustment when Vignette is on.

Vignette Contrast

Set to 50% by default.

Controls the softness of the areas affected by the color adjustment when Vignette is on.

Less contrast provides a more gradual shift from the original image colors to the darkened areas on the edges.

Image: Effects

Parameters in this group let you apply artistic effects and color adjustments to all images in the animation.

Effect

Controls whether any particular effect is applied to all images in the sequence, or whether one of the built-in effects is chosen at random.

When choosing at random, you can control which effects to choose from by enabling the corresponding option.

The following options are available:

Saturate

Saturate

Allow the Saturate effect to be picked at random.

Intensity

Set to 100% by default.

When the Saturate effect is applied to an image, this parameter controls the intensity of the effect.

Desaturate

Desaturate

Allow the Desaturate effect to be picked at random.

Intensity

Set to 100% by default.

When the Desaturate effect is applied to an image, this parameter controls the intensity of the effect.

Boost Warm

Boost Warm

Allow the Boost Warm effect to be picked at random.

Intensity

Set to 100% by default.

When the Boost Warm effect is applied to an image, this parameter controls the intensity of the effect.

Boost Cool

Boost Cool

Allow the Boost Cool effect to be picked at random.

Intensity

Set to 100% by default.

When the Boost Cool effect is applied to an image, this parameter controls the intensity of the effect.

Black and White

Black and White

Allow the Black and White effect to be picked at random.

Balance

Set to 100% by default.

When the Black and White effect is applied to an image, this parameter fine-tunes the technique used to convert color information to black and white.

Intensity

Set to 100% by default.

When the Black and White effect is applied to an image, this parameter controls the intensity of the effect.

When set to 100%, all original color information is lost, and the output is purely black and white.

Sepia

Sepia

Allow the Sepia effect to be picked at random.

Intensity

Set to 100% by default.

When the Sepia effect is applied to an image, this parameter controls the intensity of the effect.

When set to 100%, all original color information is lost, and the output is purely in sepia tone.

Duotone

Duotone

Allow the Duotone effect to be picked at random.

Duotone Color 1

Set to
51% red, 94% green, 100% blue, 100% alpha in the SRGB color space by default.
When the Duotone effect is applied to an image, this parameter controls the first of the two colors used to colorize each image.

Duotone Color 2

Set to
32% red, 6% blue, 100% alpha in the SRGB color space by default.
When the Duotone effect is applied to an image, this parameter controls the second of the two colors used to colorize each image.

Duotone Balance

Set to 50% by default.

When the Duotone effect is applied to an image, this parameter controls the balance between the two colors used to colorize the output.

Duotone Sharpness

Set to 50% by default.

When the Duotone effect is applied to an image, this parameter controls contrast between areas that are colorized using the first color compared to areas colorized using the second color.

Duotone Mix

Set to 50% by default.

When the Vibrant effect is applied to an image, this parameter controls the overall intensity of the effect.

When set to 100%, all original color information is replaced by the output of the duotone color adjustment.

Vibrant

Vibrant

Allow the Vibrant effect to be picked at random.

Intensity

Set to 100% by default.

When the Vibrant effect is applied to an image, this parameter controls the intensity of the effect.

Vibrancy is a process that only boosts color saturation for pixels that have muted colors to start with.

Vintage

Vintage

Allow the Vintage effect to be picked at random.

Intensity

Set to 100% by default.

When the Vintage effect is applied to an image, this parameter controls the intensity of the effect.

Halftone

Halftone

Allow the Halftone effect to be picked at random.

Halftone Process

When the Halftone effect is applied to an image, this parameter controls the technique used.

The following options are available:

Halftone Size

Set to 15% by default.

Controls the size of dots or lines used by the halftone process.

Halftone Angle

Set to 30° by default.

Value must be between and .

Controls the orientation of the halftone pattern as it appears in the output.

Halftone Mix

Set to 50% by default.

Controls the intensity of the current Halftone Process.

When set to 100%, all original color information is replaced by the halftone pattern.

Image: Drop Shadow

Parameters in this group let you add and customize drop shadows.

Drop Shadow

On by default.

Enables a drop shadow behind each image in the sequence.

Drop Shadow X

Set to 0 by default. Only values between -1 and 1 are allowed.

Horizontal location of the drop shadow relative to the image. The offset is expressed relative to the dimensions of the frame.

Drop Shadow Y

Set to -0.25 by default. Only values between -1 and 1 are allowed.

Vertical location of the drop shadow relative to the image. The offset is expressed relative to the dimensions of the frame.

Drop Shadow Radius

Set to 50% by default.

Controls the overall size and softness of the drop shadow.

Drop Shadow Color

Set to
black by default.
The color used by the drop shadow, including its opacity which may be used to control overall visibility of the drop shadows in the output.

Transitions

Build In

On by default.

When enabled, the photo sequence animation begins by transitioning from a transparent frame to the first image in the sequence.

When turned off, the animation starts immediately by displaying the first image in the sequence.

Transition (secs)

Set to 1 by default. Only values between 0 and 60 are allowed.

This parameter defines how many seconds the transition between one image and next lasts.

Unlike the Image (secs) parameter, transition duration cannot be customized on a per-image basis. For visual consistency, a single duration is used for all transitions.

Transition Easing

Controls the interpolation function used by the transition.

The following options are available:

Transition

Controls which effect is used to transition from one image to the next. You may use a single transition for all images, or have a transition be chosen a random.

The following options are available:

Transition: Randomizer

Parameters in this group determine which transitions may be chosen at random by the photo sequence animation.

Accordion

Allow the Accordion transition to be picked at random.

Blocks Dissolve

Allow the Blocks Dissolve transition to be picked at random.

Camera Flash

Allow the Camera Flash transition to be picked at random.

Channel Switch

Allow the Channel Switch transition to be picked at random.

Copy Machine

Allow the Copy Machine transition to be picked at random.

Cross Dissolve

Allow the Cross Dissolve transition to be picked at random.

Cube

Allow the Cube transition to be picked at random.

Defocus Dissolve

Allow the Defocus Dissolve transition to be picked at random.

Defocus Wipe

Allow the Defocus Wipe transition to be picked at random.

Doorway

Allow the Doorway transition to be picked at random.

Fade to Color

Off by default.

Allow the Fade to Color transition to be picked at random.

Filmic Dissolve

Allow the Filmic Dissolve transition to be picked at random.

Flip

Allow the Flip transition to be picked at random.

Genie

Allow the Genie transition to be picked at random.

Glow Dissolve

Allow the Glow Dissolve transition to be picked at random.

Halftone Wipe

Allow the Halftone Wipe transition to be picked at random.

Jump Cut

Allow the Jump Cut transition to be picked at random.

Mod

Allow the Mod transition to be picked at random.

Origami

Allow the Origami transition to be picked at random.

Pixelate Dissolve

Allow the Pixelate Dissolve transition to be picked at random.

Pixelate Wipe

Allow the Pixelate Wipe transition to be picked at random.

Push

Allow the Push transition to be picked at random.

Radial Wipe

Allow the Radial Wipe transition to be picked at random.

Scatter Wipe

Allow the Scatter Wipe transition to be picked at random.

Slice

Allow the Slice transition to be picked at random.

Whoosh

Allow the Whoosh transition to be picked at random.

Zoom

Allow the Zoom transition to be picked at random.

Transition: Accordion

A 3D transition that folds one image to move it off screen and unfolds a new image as it moves on screen.

Presets

Presets managed by this parameter apply only to parameters within the Transition: Accordion group. While no built-in presets are available through this parameter, you can still save and load your own preset files.

How do I use the presets popup menu?

Folds

Set to 5 by default.

The slider is limited to values between 0 and 50 but you can type values between 1 and 50 by clicking on the current value in the inspector.

Controls the number of folds.

Direction

Controls the direction in which images are folded.

The following options are available:

Animate Direction

Allows the direction of the transition to change from one use to the next.

The following options are available:

Gap

Set to 0% by default.

Distance between one image and the next.

Shadows

Set to 25% by default.

Controls the visibility of shadows in the output.

Fold Outgoing

Set to 75% by default.

Controls whether the outgoing image is folded as it animates offscreen.

Unfold Incoming

Set to 75% by default.

Controls whether the incoming image is unfolded as it animates onscreen.

Transition: Blocks Dissolve

Random, square regions of one image animate to reveal the next.

Scale

Set to 10% by default.

Size of each block, relative to the current frame.

Speed

Set to 25% by default.

Speed at which each block will dissolve to reveal pixels from the next image.

Transition: Camera Flash

A transition that simulates the effect of a camera flash, whose intense light momentarily floods the scene. The transition is timed to fade from one image to the next in synch with the camera flash.

Target

Controls whether light from the simulated flash floods the entire scene, or only the images.

The following options are available:

Overexposure

Set to 50% by default.

Maximum level of over-exposure caused by the camera flash.

Glow

Set to 50% by default.

Maximum level of blurring caused by the camera flash.

Transition: Channel Switch

A transition that simulates the effect of switching channels on an old CRT television based on analog transmission, complete with distortions, chromatic aberrations and scanlines.

Presets

Presets managed by this parameter apply only to parameters within the Transition: Channel Switch group. While no built-in presets are available through this parameter, you can still save and load your own preset files.

How do I use the presets popup menu?

Dissolve Speed

Set to 50% by default.

Controls the speed at which the outgoing image dissolves into the next, independently of other aspects of the transition.

Dissolve Over Black

On by default.

When enabled, the images are progressively composited over a black background as the transition progresses.

This option allows for the output to more closely resemble the look of an old TV set, but it also implies that any background behind the images will be hidden during the transition.

Amount

Set to 25% by default.

Controls the strength of the distortion effect.

Randomize Amount

Set to 25% by default.

Allows the strength of the distortion to change over time.

Smoothness

Set to 95% by default.

Controls whether the edge of the distortion has sharp edges or a smooth contour.

Randomize Smoothness

Set to 0% by default.

Allows the smoothness of the contour to change over time.

Slide

Set to 0.25 by default. Only values between -1 and 1 are allowed.

Controls the direction in which the distortion pattern moves vertically.

Negative values cause the pattern to slide up, positive values cause the pattern to slide down.

Randomize Slide

Set to 25% by default.

Allows the speed and direction in which the distortion pattern slides to change over time.

Waviness

Set to 100% by default.

Controls whether the distortion causes pixels to shift left and right in wavy patterns.

Randomize Waviness

Set to 25% by default.

Allows the waviness of the distortion pattern to change over time.

Brightness

Set to -0.5 by default. Only values between -1 and 1 are allowed.

Controls the brightness adjustment applied to the image as the transition reaches its peak.

Negative values mean that the images are darkened during the transition. Positive values cause the images to brighten.

Randomize Brightness

Set to 0% by default.

Allows the brightness of the images to change over time.

Saturation

Set to -1 by default. Only values between -1 and 1 are allowed.

Controls the saturation adjustment applied to the image as the transition reaches its peak.

Negative values mean that colors are desaturated during the transition. Positive values cause colors to become saturated.

Randomize Saturation

Set to 0% by default.

Allows the saturation of colors to change over time.

Chroma

Set to 10% by default.

Shifts color channels out of alignment as the transition reaches its peak.

Randomize Chroma

Set to 0% by default.

Allows the color channel shift to change over time.

Sync Lines

Controls the visibility of extra signal information around the frame.

Under normal circumstances an old TV set based on analog transmission would not display this information. The extra content was designed to help the set synch the image vertically and horizontally, deliver captions, etc.

V-Sync Min

Set to 1 by default. Only values between -5 and 5 are allowed.

Minimum amount by which the image will lose vertical synch during the transition.

A value of 1.0 means that the image will lose vertical synch by at least one full height of the frame.

When the Allow Snapback parameter is enabled, vertical sync may also be lost for non-multiples of the frame height. For example, if the randomization causes V-Sync to be lost by 1.5, the image will slide up one and a half times before snapping back to its correct, synched position.

V-Sync Max

Set to 3 by default. Only values between -5 and 5 are allowed.

Maximum amount by which the image will lose vertical synch during the transition.

A value of 3.0 means that the image can lose vertical synch by up to 3 full heights of the frame.

H-Sync Min

Set to 0 by default. Only values between -5 and 5 are allowed.

Minimum amount by which the image will lose horizontal synch during the transition.

A value of 1.0 means that the image will lose horizontal synch by at least one full width of the frame.

When the Allow Snapback parameter is enabled, horizontal sync may also be lost for non-multiples of the frame width. For example, if the randomization causes H-Sync to be lost by 1.5, the image will slide sideways one and a half times before snapping back to its correct, synched position.

H-Sync Max

Set to 0 by default. Only values between -5 and 5 are allowed.

Maximum amount by which the image will lose horizontal synch during the transition.

A value of 3.0 means that the image can lose horizontal synch by up to 3 full heights of the frame.

Allow Snapback

On by default.

Noise Amount

Set to 50% by default.

Controls how much noise is mixed into the signal.

Randomize Noise

Set to 50% by default.

Controls whether the amount of noise mixed into the signal can change over time.

Grayscale Noise

On by default.

Controls whether the noise is purely B&W or based on RGB triplets.

Scanline Height

Set to 3 by default. Only values between 1 and 10 are allowed.

Controls the height of the simulated scanlines.

Scanline Contrast

Set to 75% by default.

Controls the contrast of the simulated scanlines.

This parameter has noticeable side effects only for higher values of the Scanline Height parameter

Transition: Copy Machine

A light sweeps across one image to reveal the next image, to simulate the action of an old photocopier scanning its surface.

Presets

Presets managed by this parameter apply only to parameters within the Transition: Copy Machine group. While no built-in presets are available through this parameter, you can still save and load your own preset files.

How do I use the presets popup menu?

Color

Set to
60% red, 100% green, 80% blue, 100% alpha in the SRGB color space by default.
Light beam color.

Size

Set to 25% by default.

Light beam size, relative to the dimensions of the frame.

Start Direction

Controls if and how the direction of the transition changes with each use.

  • Constant: the wipe always starts along the same direction, specified by the Angle parameter.
  • Increase: on its first use, the wipe starts in the direction specified by the Angle parameter. On subsequent uses, the angle is increased by the amount specified by the Increment parameter.
  • Flip: on its first use, the wipe starts in the direction specified by the Angle parameter. On subsequent uses, the angle is flipped to the opposite direction.
  • Randomize: the wipe transition starts in a random direction at every use.

Please note that the transition may change direction as it progresses. This behavior is controlled by the End Direction parameter.

Angle

Set to by default.

The initial direction of the transition, on its first use.

The direction may change on subsequent uses, a behavior controlled by the Start Direction parameter. The transition may also shift direction as it progresses, a behavior controlled by the End Direction parameter.

Increment

Angle set to 90° by default.

Amount the initial direction is increased after its first use. This parameter is only available when Start Direction is set to Increase.

End Direction

Controls the final direction of the transition.

  • Same as start: the direction does not change as the transition progresses.
  • Offset from start: the direction changes as the transition progresses by the the amount specified by the Offset parameter.
  • Randomize: the direction changes by a random amount.
    As for all randomized aspects of the output, you can force a new set of choices by assigning a new Seed parameter value under the Advanced group.

Offset

Angle set to 60° by default.

Amount the angle should be increased by, as the transition progresses. This parameter is only available when End Direction is set to Offset.

Flip Offset

On by default.

On its first use, the transition will only offset the direction by the value of the Offset parameter. When this option is enabled, the offset will be flipped on all subsequent uses.

For example, if the Offset parameter is set to 45˚, on its next use the transition will use an offset of -45˚, and keep alternating between these two values indefinitely.

This parameter is only available when End Direction is set to Offset.

Transition: Cube

One image is projected onto a 3D cube, which is rotated to reveal the next image on the adjacent face.

Presets

Presets managed by this parameter apply only to parameters within the Transition: Cube group. While no built-in presets are available through this parameter, you can still save and load your own preset files.

How do I use the presets popup menu?

Side

Controls which side of the cube is revealed as the transition progresses.

The following options are available:

Reveal

The side of the cube that reveals the next image. This parameter is only available when Side is set to use a single side, or when cycling across all possible sides of the cube.

The following options are available:

Zoom

Set to -0.1 by default. Only values between -1 and 1 are allowed.

Amount to move the cube away or closer to the viewer as the transition progresses. Negative values push the cube away. Positive values move it closer to the eye.

Rotation

Controls rotation of the cube along the Z axis, allowing it to tilt to one side or the other with repect to the viewer.

The following options are available:

Direction

When Rotation is set to Round-trip to given angle, this parameter controls if and how the Angle is animated from one image to the next.

The following options are available:

Angle

Set to 30° by default.

Value must be between and .

The maximum angle of tilt reached by the transition.

This parameter is only available when Rotation is set to Round-trip to given angle.

Increment

Angle set to 90° by default.

Rotations

Set to 1 by default. Only values between 1 and 10 are allowed.

Number of full rotations about the Z axis the cube completes during the transition.

This parameter is only available when Rotation is set to Complete a full rotation.

Direction

Controls the direction in which the cube tilts to perform a full rotation.

The following options are available:

Transition: Defocus Dissolve

Random, square regions of one image animate to reveal the next.

Type

The following options are available:

Blur

Set to 50% by default.

Amount of blurring, relative to the dimensions of the frame.

Overexposure

Set to 25% by default.

Maximum amount of over-exposure, reached halfway through the transition.

Direction

Controls the direction of the blur.

The following options are available:

Angle

Set to by default.

Value must be between and .

Initial direction of the blur, before it gets altered as a consequence of the option selected for the Direction parameter.

Increment

Angle set to 90° by default.

Amount to increase the starting angle by, when the Direction option is set to Increase.

Transition: Defocus Wipe

A classic wipe transition that combines a blur with chromatic aberration to reveal the next image.

Presets

Presets managed by this parameter apply only to parameters within the Transition: Defocus Wipe group. While no built-in presets are available through this parameter, you can still save and load your own preset files.

How do I use the presets popup menu?

Wipe

Size

Set to 25% by default.

Width of the wipe region, relative to the dimensions of the frame

Width of the wipe region, relative to the dimensions of the frame

Feather

Set to 100% by default.

Softness of the wipe region

Softness of the wipe region

Start Direction

Controls if and how the direction of the transition changes with each use.

  • Constant: the wipe always starts along the same direction, specified by the Angle parameter.
  • Increase: on its first use, the wipe starts in the direction specified by the Angle parameter. On subsequent uses, the angle is increased by the amount specified by the Increment parameter.
  • Flip: on its first use, the wipe starts in the direction specified by the Angle parameter. On subsequent uses, the angle is flipped to the opposite direction.
  • Randomize: the wipe transition starts in a random direction at every use.

Please note that the transition may change direction as it progresses. This behavior is controlled by the End Direction parameter.

Angle

Set to by default.

The initial direction of the transition, on its first use.

The direction may change on subsequent uses, a behavior controlled by the Start Direction parameter. The transition may also shift direction as it progresses, a behavior controlled by the End Direction parameter.

Increment

Angle set to 90° by default.

Amount the initial direction is increased after its first use. This parameter is only available when Start Direction is set to Increase.

End Direction

Controls the final direction of the transition.

  • Same as start: the direction does not change as the transition progresses.
  • Offset from start: the direction changes as the transition progresses by the the amount specified by the Offset parameter.
  • Randomize: the direction changes by a random amount.
    As for all randomized aspects of the output, you can force a new set of choices by assigning a new Seed parameter value under the Advanced group.

Offset

Angle set to 60° by default.

Amount the angle should be increased by, as the transition progresses. This parameter is only available when End Direction is set to Offset.

Flip Offset

On by default.

On its first use, the transition will only offset the direction by the value of the Offset parameter. When this option is enabled, the offset will be flipped on all subsequent uses.

For example, if the Offset parameter is set to 45˚, on its next use the transition will use an offset of -45˚, and keep alternating between these two values indefinitely.

This parameter is only available when End Direction is set to Offset.

Defocus

Type

Controls whether the wipe region is blurred uniformly, or along the direction of the wipe.

The following options are available:

Blur

Set to 25% by default.

The amount to defocus the wipe region by. The value is expressed relative to the dimensions of the frame.

Split Channels

Controls which channels are shifted to simulate chromatic aberration.

  • Red and green: Offset the red and green channels while leaving the blue channel untouched.
  • Red and blue: Offset the red and blue channels while leaving the green channel untouched.
  • Green and blue: Offset the green and green channels while leaving the red channel untouched.

Split Amount

Set to 0.5 by default. Only values between -1 and 1 are allowed.

Amount to shift the selected channels away from their normal location to simulate chromatic aberration. The value is expressed relatively to the dimensions of the frame, where 1 stands for 100%. Negative values generate an offset in the opposite direction of positive values.

Transition: Doorway

A 3D transition that splits and opens one image to reveal the next, as if by moving the object closer to the viewer and having it come to focus.

Presets

Presets managed by this parameter apply only to parameters within the Transition: Doorway group. While no built-in presets are available through this parameter, you can still save and load your own preset files.

How do I use the presets popup menu?

Action

Determines which effect is used by the transition.

The following options are available:

Orientation

Controls whether the door panels swing left and right, or up and down.

The following options are available:

Reflections

Off by default.

Controls whether reflections are visible and projected onto the simulated floor.

Panel

Controls whether one or both panels are swung to reveal the next image.

The following options are available:

Clearance

Set to 75% by default.

Controls the amount of space that separates each panel as it swings.

This amount is specified relative to the dimensions of the frame.

Start opacity

Set to 0% by default.

Defines the initial opacity of the next image, which fades in from this value as it gets revealed.

Start scale

Set to 20% by default.

Defines the initial scale of the next image, increased up to its final scale as it gets revealed.

Angle

Set to by default.

Value must be between and .

Defines the initial rotation of the image. The image is rotated back to its final angle as it gets revealed.

Angle Animation

Controls whether the image being revealed is animated from a given angle as it gets revealed.

The following options are available:

Min Angle

Set to -90° by default.

Value must be between and .

Defines the lower bound of the range the random angle can be choosed from.

This parameter is only available when Angle Animation is set to Randomize.

Max Angle

Set to 90° by default.

Value must be between and .

Defines the upper bound of the range the random angle can be choosed from.

This parameter is only available when Angle Animation is set to Randomize.

Type

Controls the effect used to display the next image as out-of-focus.

The following options are available:

Blur

Set to 20% by default.

Controls how out-of-focus the next image should be when the transition begins.

As the transition progresses, the image is brought into focus.

Transition: Fade to Color

Color

Set to
black by default.

The outgoing image fades to this color, while the incoming image fades in from the same color.

The opacity allows you to control the visibility of the background.

Hold

Set to 50% by default.

Controls how long the transition holds on to the selected color before fading in the next image in the sequence.

Midpoint

Set to 0.5 by default.

The slider is limited to values between 0 and 1 but you can type values between -∞ and +∞ by clicking on the current value in the inspector.

Transition: Filmic Dissolve

A variant of the cross dissolve transition that favors bright or dim colors in the process of fading from one image to the next. The artistic intent behind this process is to cause certain color ranges to be linger in the output longer than others.

Fade

Controls whether the current image fades in or out to reveal the next.

The following options are available:

Select

Controls which pixels are dissolved first and last by the transition. Unlike a basic cross dissolve, this transition computes the luminance of each pixel (brightness) to decide when the dissolve at that location should begin.

The following options are available:

Luminance

Set to 0% by default.

Allows you to select which pixels should be dissolved first by specifying their brightness. The range is further defined be Softness parameter.

Available only when Select is set to Custom Luminance.

Softness

Set to 25% by default.

Allows you to widen the range of pixels that should be dissolved first. The location of the range is defined by the Luminance parameter.

Available only when Select is set to Custom Luminance.

Transition: Flip

A 3D transition that flips one image to reveal the next, on the other side.

Direction

Controls if and how the direction changes at every use of the transition.

The following options are available:

Start Direction

Initial direction in which the current image is flipped to reveal the next.

The actual direction used by the transition is a dependent on the Direction parameter too, since it allows for changes to the direction over time.

The following options are available:

Light Attenuation

Set to 50% by default.

Controls whether the image becomes darker as it flips, to simulate the 3D effect of a plane pointing away from a light source.

Scale

Set to 50% by default.

Controls the minimum scale reached by the image as it flips.

Scaling the image down simulates the effect of moving the image away from the viewer, in 3D space.

Transition: Genie

A transition that squeezes and moves images in and out of the frame, an effect which closely resembles the animation of a window being minimized on the computer screen.

Presets

Presets managed by this parameter apply only to parameters within the Transition: Genie group. While no built-in presets are available through this parameter, you can still save and load your own preset files.

How do I use the presets popup menu?

Overlap animations

Set to 50% by default.

Controls whether the animation that moves one image out of the frame happens simultaneously with the animation that moves the next image into the frame.

Squeeze Start

Set to 10% by default.

Controls the point in time when the image begins to be squeeze, relative to the overall progress of the animation.

Increase this value to delay the moment when the squeeze distortion is applied.

Squeeze Amount

Set to 85% by default.

Controls how much an image is squeezed by the transition.

Offscreen Direction

Controls how the outgoing image direction changes over multiple uses of the transition.

The following options are available:

Angle

Set to by default.

Direction in which the current image disappears.

Increment

Angle set to 90° by default.

Angle that the direction in which the current image disappears should increment at each use of the transition.

This parameter is only available when Offscreen Direction is set to Increase.

Onscreen Direction

Controls how the incoming image direction changes over multiple uses of the transition.

The following options are available:

Offset

Angle set to 60° by default.

Angle added to the offscreen direction to determine the direction taken by the incoming image to appear onscreen.

Flip Offset

On by default.

On its first use, the transition will only offset the direction of the outgoing image by the angle specified by the Offset parameter. When this option is enabled, the offset will be flipped on all subsequent uses.

For example, if the Offset parameter is set to 45˚, on its next use the transition will use an offset of -45˚, and keep alternating between these two values indefinitely.

This parameter is only available when Onscreen Direction is set to Offset.

Transition: Glow Dissolve

A transition that applies a glow effect to one image and dissolves to the next as the effect peaks.

Presets

Presets managed by this parameter apply only to parameters within the Transition: Glow Dissolve group. While no built-in presets are available through this parameter, you can still save and load your own preset files.

How do I use the presets popup menu?

Source

Controls which pixels in your image emit light.

The following options are available:

Custom Luminance

Set to 90% by default.

Pixels that match this luminance value emit light as part of the effect.

A value of 0% matches black, a value of 100% matches white.

This parameter is only available when Source is set to Custom Luminance.

Colors

Determines where the glow sources its color information.

The following options are available:

Bright Color

Set to
white by default.
Light color emitted by bright pixels in the source.

Dark Color

Set to
20% red, 20% green, 65% blue, 100% alpha in the SRGB color space by default.
Light color emitted by dark pixels in the source.

Type

Determines the technique used to bloom pixel values.

The following options are available:

Glow

Set to 5% by default.

Size of the glow emitted from the source pixels.

Overexposure

Set to 50% by default.

Strength of the glow.

Split Channels

Controls which channels are shifted to simulate chromatic aberration.

  • Red and green: Offset the red and green channels while leaving the blue channel untouched.
  • Red and blue: Offset the red and blue channels while leaving the green channel untouched.
  • Green and blue: Offset the green and green channels while leaving the red channel untouched.

The following options are available:

Split Amount

Set to 0.1 by default. Only values between -1 and 1 are allowed.

Amount to shift the selected channels away from their normal location to simulate chromatic aberration. The value is expressed relatively to the dimensions of the frame, where 1 stands for 100%. Negative values generate an offset in the opposite direction of positive values.

Split Angle

Set to by default.

Direction in which selected channels are split to simulate chromatic aberration.

Transition: Halftone Wipe

Our most advanced take on a wipe transition that combines popular halftone techniques with a wipe. Both the process and the animation can be randomized to provide a different look each time the transition is applied.

Presets

Presets managed by this parameter apply only to parameters within the Transition: Halftone Wipe group. While no built-in presets are available through this parameter, you can still save and load your own preset files.

How do I use the presets popup menu?

Wipe

Size

Set to 75% by default.

Width of the wipe region, relative to the dimensions of the frame

Width of the wipe region, relative to the dimensions of the frame

Softness

Set to 50% by default.

Softness of the wipe region

Softness of the wipe region

Start Direction

Controls if and how the direction of the transition changes with each use.

  • Constant: the wipe always starts along the same direction, specified by the Angle parameter.
  • Increase: on its first use, the wipe starts in the direction specified by the Angle parameter. On subsequent uses, the angle is increased by the amount specified by the Increment parameter.
  • Flip: on its first use, the wipe starts in the direction specified by the Angle parameter. On subsequent uses, the angle is flipped to the opposite direction.
  • Randomize: the wipe transition starts in a random direction at every use.

Please note that the transition may change direction as it progresses. This behavior is controlled by the End Direction parameter.

Angle

Set to by default.

The initial direction of the transition, on its first use.

The direction may change on subsequent uses, a behavior controlled by the Start Direction parameter. The transition may also shift direction as it progresses, a behavior controlled by the End Direction parameter.

Increment

Angle set to 90° by default.

Amount the initial direction is increased after its first use. This parameter is only available when Start Direction is set to Increase.

End Direction

Controls the final direction of the transition.

  • Same as start: the direction does not change as the transition progresses.
  • Offset from start: the direction changes as the transition progresses by the the amount specified by the Offset parameter.
  • Randomize: the direction changes by a random amount.
    As for all randomized aspects of the output, you can force a new set of choices by assigning a new Seed parameter value under the Advanced group.

Offset

Angle set to 60° by default.

Amount the angle should be increased by, as the transition progresses. This parameter is only available when End Direction is set to Offset.

Flip Offset

On by default.

On its first use, the transition will only offset the direction by the value of the Offset parameter. When this option is enabled, the offset will be flipped on all subsequent uses.

For example, if the Offset parameter is set to 45˚, on its next use the transition will use an offset of -45˚, and keep alternating between these two values indefinitely.

This parameter is only available when End Direction is set to Offset.

Halftone

Process

Controls which halftone technique to apply.

The following options are available:

Line

On by default.

Allow the Line halftone technique to be picked at random.

Hatched

On by default.

Allow the Hatched halftone technique to be picked at random.

Dot

On by default.

Allow the Dot halftone technique to be picked at random.

Circular

On by default.

Allow the Circular halftone technique to be picked at random.

CMYK

Off by default.

Allow the CMYK halftone technique to be picked at random.

Scale

Set to 10% by default.

Controls the size of the halftone pattern rendered onscreen.

Sharpness

Set to 75% by default.

Controls the contrast between painted and empty pixels in the halftone pattern.

Edges

Set to 75% by default.

Controls the visibility of contours in the output. The higher the value of this parameter, the more edges are preserved.

Shadows

Set to 25% by default.

Controls the visibility of shadows in the output. The higher the value of this parameter, the more shadows are preserved.

Detail

Set to 50% by default.

Controls how much detail from the original image is preserved in the conversion to an equivalent halftone pattern.

Ink Color

Set to
black by default.

Controls the color used to render the halftone pattern onscreen.

This parameter is not available for the CMYK technique, since it uses multiple ink colors.

Page Color

Set to
white by default.

Controls the background color behind the halftone pattern.

This parameter is not available for the CMYK technique.

CMYK Hue

Angle set to by default.

Controls whether the primary ink colors (cyan, magenta, yellow and black) are shifted to a different hue.

Blend Mode

Controls the blend mode used to composite the halftone pattern with the original color information.

The following options are available:

Angle

Set to 45° by default.

Orientation of the halftone pattern on the page.

Angle Offset

Set to -90° by default.

Amount to offset the Angle parameter by as the transition progresses.

Split Channels

Controls which channels are shifted to simulate chromatic aberration.

  • Red and green: Offset the red and green channels while leaving the blue channel untouched.
  • Red and blue: Offset the red and blue channels while leaving the green channel untouched.
  • Green and blue: Offset the green and green channels while leaving the red channel untouched.

The following options are available:

Split Amount

Set to 0.1 by default. Only values between -1 and 1 are allowed.

Amount to shift the selected channels away from their normal location to simulate chromatic aberration. The value is expressed relatively to the dimensions of the frame, where 1 stands for 100%. Negative values generate an offset in the opposite direction of positive values.

Transition: Mod

A vintage transition based on a wavy, groovy geometric pattern whose shapes grow to reveal pixels in the next image.

Size

Set to 25% by default.

Size of the animated pattern used by the transition.

Stretch

Set to 50% by default.

Controls the distance between each disc used to reveal the next image, as well as its shape relative to the origin of the effect.

Origin

A point parameter.

Initial location in the frame
How do I adjust the location on-screen?
Origin of the pattern of discs used to reveal the next image.

Location

Controls how the origin of the pattern used by the transition changes with each use.

The following options are available:

Increment by

Angle set to 90° by default.

Value must be between and .

Angle used to move the origin of the geometric pattern around the frame. This value is added with each use of the transition.

This parameter is only available when Location is set to Increment at each image.

Winding Angle

Set to 90° by default.

Value must be between and .

Controls the rotation of the geometric pattern used by the transition.

Winding Animation

Controls whether the angle of rotation of the pattern changes with each use of the transition.

The following options are available:

Transition: Origami

A 3D transition that can fold or unfold one image to reveal another within (or below it).

Corner

Controls which corner of the frame the animation begins or ends at.

The following options are available:

Animate Corner

Controls whether a different corner is chosen with each use of the transition.

The following options are available:

Fold

Controls the direction of folding.

The following options are available:

Shadows

Set to 50% by default.

Controls the visibility of shadows in the output.

Transition: Pixelate Dissolve

A transition that pixelates one image to reveal the next when the effect reaches its peak.

Size

Set to 20% by default.

Controls the maximum size reached by pixels as the transition peaks.

Overexposure

Set to 50% by default.

Controls the maximum exposure shift reached by the transition. Negative values translate to the image getting darker throughout the transition. Positive values translate to over-exposure.

Speed

Set to 100% by default.

Controls the speed of the pixelation effect relative to the transition.

Transition: Pixelate Wipe

A wipe transition that pixelates its area as it sweeps across one image to reveal the next. Chromatic aberration and scanlines lend a more organic look to an otherwise classic effect.

Presets

Presets managed by this parameter apply only to parameters within the Transition: Pixelate Wipe group. While no built-in presets are available through this parameter, you can still save and load your own preset files.

How do I use the presets popup menu?

Wipe

Size

Set to 50% by default.

Width of the wipe region, relative to the dimensions of the frame

Width of the wipe region, relative to the dimensions of the frame

Start Direction

Controls if and how the direction of the transition changes with each use.

  • Constant: the wipe always starts along the same direction, specified by the Angle parameter.
  • Increase: on its first use, the wipe starts in the direction specified by the Angle parameter. On subsequent uses, the angle is increased by the amount specified by the Increment parameter.
  • Flip: on its first use, the wipe starts in the direction specified by the Angle parameter. On subsequent uses, the angle is flipped to the opposite direction.
  • Randomize: the wipe transition starts in a random direction at every use.

Please note that the transition may change direction as it progresses. This behavior is controlled by the End Direction parameter.

Angle

Set to by default.

The initial direction of the transition, on its first use.

The direction may change on subsequent uses, a behavior controlled by the Start Direction parameter. The transition may also shift direction as it progresses, a behavior controlled by the End Direction parameter.

Increment

Angle set to 90° by default.

Amount the initial direction is increased after its first use. This parameter is only available when Start Direction is set to Increase.

End Direction

Controls the final direction of the transition.

  • Same as start: the direction does not change as the transition progresses.
  • Offset from start: the direction changes as the transition progresses by the the amount specified by the Offset parameter.
  • Randomize: the direction changes by a random amount.
    As for all randomized aspects of the output, you can force a new set of choices by assigning a new Seed parameter value under the Advanced group.

Offset

Angle set to 60° by default.

Amount the angle should be increased by, as the transition progresses. This parameter is only available when End Direction is set to Offset.

Flip Offset

On by default.

On its first use, the transition will only offset the direction by the value of the Offset parameter. When this option is enabled, the offset will be flipped on all subsequent uses.

For example, if the Offset parameter is set to 45˚, on its next use the transition will use an offset of -45˚, and keep alternating between these two values indefinitely.

This parameter is only available when End Direction is set to Offset.

Pixelate

Scale

Set to 50% by default.

Controls the size of the pixelation effect, relative to the dimensions of the frame.

Scanlines Intensity

Set to 50% by default.

Controls visibility of the scanlines effect in the output.

Scanlines Thickness

Set to 5% by default.

Controls the thickness of each simulated scanline.

Split Channels

Controls which channels are shifted to simulate chromatic aberration.

  • Red and green: Offset the red and green channels while leaving the blue channel untouched.
  • Red and blue: Offset the red and blue channels while leaving the green channel untouched.
  • Green and blue: Offset the green and green channels while leaving the red channel untouched.

The following options are available:

Split Amount

Set to 0.15 by default. Only values between -1 and 1 are allowed.

Amount to shift the selected channels away from their normal location to simulate chromatic aberration. The value is expressed relatively to the dimensions of the frame, where 1 stands for 100%. Negative values generate an offset in the opposite direction of positive values.

Transition: Push

A basic yet beautiful transition that moves one image out of the frame as it moves the next image into the frame.

Presets

Presets managed by this parameter apply only to parameters within the Transition: Push group. While no built-in presets are available through this parameter, you can still save and load your own preset files.

How do I use the presets popup menu?

Start Direction

Controls if and how the direction of the transition changes with each use.

  • Constant: the wipe always starts along the same direction, specified by the Angle parameter.
  • Increase: on its first use, the wipe starts in the direction specified by the Angle parameter. On subsequent uses, the angle is increased by the amount specified by the Increment parameter.
  • Flip: on its first use, the wipe starts in the direction specified by the Angle parameter. On subsequent uses, the angle is flipped to the opposite direction.
  • Randomize: the wipe transition starts in a random direction at every use.

Please note that the transition may change direction as it progresses. This behavior is controlled by the End Direction parameter.

Angle

Set to by default.

The initial direction of the transition, on its first use.

The direction may change on subsequent uses, a behavior controlled by the Start Direction parameter. The transition may also shift direction as it progresses, a behavior controlled by the End Direction parameter.

Increment

Angle set to 90° by default.

Amount the initial direction is increased after its first use. This parameter is only available when Start Direction is set to Increase.

End Direction

Controls the final direction of the transition.

  • Same as start: the direction does not change as the transition progresses.
  • Offset from start: the direction changes as the transition progresses by the the amount specified by the Offset parameter.
  • Randomize: the direction changes by a random amount.
    As for all randomized aspects of the output, you can force a new set of choices by assigning a new Seed parameter value under the Advanced group.

Offset

Angle set to 60° by default.

Amount the angle should be increased by, as the transition progresses. This parameter is only available when End Direction is set to Offset.

Flip Offset

On by default.

On its first use, the transition will only offset the direction by the value of the Offset parameter. When this option is enabled, the offset will be flipped on all subsequent uses.

For example, if the Offset parameter is set to 45˚, on its next use the transition will use an offset of -45˚, and keep alternating between these two values indefinitely.

This parameter is only available when End Direction is set to Offset.

Separation

Set to 25% by default.

Controls the delay between one image disappearing offscreen and the next image moving onscreen.

Transition: Radial Wipe

A classic transition that reveals the next image through a wipe whose shape and motion resembles that of a watch whose hand spins around the frame.

Center

A point parameter centered in the frame by default.

Initial location in the frame
How do I adjust the location on-screen?
Center of the radial wipe.

Feather

Set to 0 by default.

The slider is limited to values between 0 and 1 but you can type values between 0 and 0 by clicking on the current value in the inspector.

Softness of the moving edge of the wipe.

Start Angle

Set to 90° by default.

Value must be between and .

Defines the starting point of the wipe.

Clockwise

On by default.

Enable to animate the wipe angle clockwise.

Transition: Scatter Wipe

A wipe transition that scatters pixels as it sweeps across one image to reveal the next.

Presets

Presets managed by this parameter apply only to parameters within the Transition: Scatter Wipe group. While no built-in presets are available through this parameter, you can still save and load your own preset files.

How do I use the presets popup menu?

Wipe

Size

Set to 25% by default.

Width of the wipe region, relative to the dimensions of the frame

Width of the wipe region, relative to the dimensions of the frame

Start Direction

Controls if and how the direction of the transition changes with each use.

  • Constant: the wipe always starts along the same direction, specified by the Angle parameter.
  • Increase: on its first use, the wipe starts in the direction specified by the Angle parameter. On subsequent uses, the angle is increased by the amount specified by the Increment parameter.
  • Flip: on its first use, the wipe starts in the direction specified by the Angle parameter. On subsequent uses, the angle is flipped to the opposite direction.
  • Randomize: the wipe transition starts in a random direction at every use.

Please note that the transition may change direction as it progresses. This behavior is controlled by the End Direction parameter.

Angle

Set to by default.

The initial direction of the transition, on its first use.

The direction may change on subsequent uses, a behavior controlled by the Start Direction parameter. The transition may also shift direction as it progresses, a behavior controlled by the End Direction parameter.

Increment

Angle set to 90° by default.

Amount the initial direction is increased after its first use. This parameter is only available when Start Direction is set to Increase.

End Direction

Controls the final direction of the transition.

  • Same as start: the direction does not change as the transition progresses.
  • Offset from start: the direction changes as the transition progresses by the the amount specified by the Offset parameter.
  • Randomize: the direction changes by a random amount.
    As for all randomized aspects of the output, you can force a new set of choices by assigning a new Seed parameter value under the Advanced group.

Offset

Angle set to 60° by default.

Amount the angle should be increased by, as the transition progresses. This parameter is only available when End Direction is set to Offset.

Flip Offset

On by default.

On its first use, the transition will only offset the direction by the value of the Offset parameter. When this option is enabled, the offset will be flipped on all subsequent uses.

For example, if the Offset parameter is set to 45˚, on its next use the transition will use an offset of -45˚, and keep alternating between these two values indefinitely.

This parameter is only available when End Direction is set to Offset.

Scatter

Scale

Set to 25% by default.

Controls the size of each pixel scattered by the effect.

Distance

Set to 25% by default.

Controls the distance each pixel is scattered away from its original location.

Overexposure

Set to 25% by default.

Controls the maximum amount of over-exposure reached by pixels that are scattered during the transition.

Split Channels

Controls which channels are shifted to simulate chromatic aberration.

  • Red and green: Offset the red and green channels while leaving the blue channel untouched.
  • Red and blue: Offset the red and blue channels while leaving the green channel untouched.
  • Green and blue: Offset the green and green channels while leaving the red channel untouched.

The following options are available:

Split Amount

Set to 0.1 by default. Only values between -1 and 1 are allowed.

Amount to shift the selected channels away from their normal location to simulate chromatic aberration. The value is expressed relatively to the dimensions of the frame, where 1 stands for 100%. Negative values generate an offset in the opposite direction of positive values.

Transition: Slice

A transition that cuts one image into slices and moves each off the frame as equivalent slices from the next image are animated on screen.

Presets

Presets managed by this parameter apply only to parameters within the Transition: Slice group. While no built-in presets are available through this parameter, you can still save and load your own preset files.

How do I use the presets popup menu?

Slices

Set to 3 by default. Only values between 1 and 100 are allowed.

Number of slices each image is divided in.

Delay

Set to 50% by default.

Delay in the animation between each slice as it slides offscreen.

Overlap

Set to 20% by default.

Controls whether the outgoing and incoming images are animated in synch.

Start Direction

Controls if and how the direction of the transition changes with each use.

  • Constant: the wipe always starts along the same direction, specified by the Angle parameter.
  • Increase: on its first use, the wipe starts in the direction specified by the Angle parameter. On subsequent uses, the angle is increased by the amount specified by the Increment parameter.
  • Flip: on its first use, the wipe starts in the direction specified by the Angle parameter. On subsequent uses, the angle is flipped to the opposite direction.
  • Randomize: the wipe transition starts in a random direction at every use.

Please note that the transition may change direction as it progresses. This behavior is controlled by the End Direction parameter.

The following options are available:

Angle

Set to 30° by default.

The initial direction of the transition, on its first use.

The direction may change on subsequent uses, a behavior controlled by the Start Direction parameter. The transition may also shift direction as it progresses, a behavior controlled by the End Direction parameter.

Increment

Angle set to 90° by default.

Amount the initial direction is increased after its first use. This parameter is only available when Start Direction is set to Increase.

End Direction

Controls the final direction of the transition.

  • Same as start: the direction does not change as the transition progresses.
  • Offset from start: the direction changes as the transition progresses by the the amount specified by the Offset parameter.
  • Randomize: the direction changes by a random amount.
    As for all randomized aspects of the output, you can force a new set of choices by assigning a new Seed parameter value under the Advanced group.

The following options are available:

Offset

Angle set to 60° by default.

Amount the angle should be increased by, as the transition progresses. This parameter is only available when End Direction is set to Offset.

Flip Offset

On by default.

On its first use, the transition will only offset the direction by the value of the Offset parameter. When this option is enabled, the offset will be flipped on all subsequent uses.

For example, if the Offset parameter is set to 45˚, on its next use the transition will use an offset of -45˚, and keep alternating between these two values indefinitely.

This parameter is only available when End Direction is set to Offset.

Transition: Whoosh

A classic transition that simulates a fast, blurry camera pan across the frame to reveal the next image.

Presets

Presets managed by this parameter apply only to parameters within the Transition: Whoosh group. While no built-in presets are available through this parameter, you can still save and load your own preset files.

How do I use the presets popup menu?

Direction

Direction in which the transition moves.

The following options are available:

Blur

Set to 10% by default.

Maximum amount of blur applied to the images as the transition reaches it peak.

Overexposure

Set to 50% by default.

Maximum level of over-exposure applied to the images as the transition reaches it peak.

Gap

Set to 20% by default.

Controls the distance between one image and the next.

Split Channels

Controls which channels are shifted to simulate chromatic aberration.

  • Red and green: Offset the red and green channels while leaving the blue channel untouched.
  • Red and blue: Offset the red and blue channels while leaving the green channel untouched.
  • Green and blue: Offset the green and green channels while leaving the red channel untouched.

The following options are available:

Split Amount

Set to 1 by default. Only values between -1 and 1 are allowed.

Amount to shift the selected channels away from their normal location to simulate chromatic aberration. The value is expressed relatively to the dimensions of the frame, where 1 stands for 100%. Negative values generate an offset in the opposite direction of positive values.

Transition: Zoom

A transition that combines a zoom effect with a twist distortion to dissolve between one image and the next.

Blur

Set to 5% by default.

Maximum amount of zoom blur applied to the images.

Overexposure

Set to 40% by default.

Maximum level of over-exposure applied to the images as the transition reaches it peak.

Twist Angle

Set to 20° by default.

The output is distorted along the given angle as the transition reaches its peak. The distortion is undone when the transition reaches its end.

Twist Direction

Controls whether the distortion angle changes from one use of the transition to the next.

The following options are available:

Split Channels

Controls which channels are shifted to simulate chromatic aberration.

  • Red and green: Offset the red and green channels while leaving the blue channel untouched.
  • Red and blue: Offset the red and blue channels while leaving the green channel untouched.
  • Green and blue: Offset the green and green channels while leaving the red channel untouched.

The following options are available:

Split Amount

Set to 0.5 by default. Only values between -1 and 1 are allowed.

Amount to shift the selected channels away from their normal location to simulate chromatic aberration. The value is expressed relatively to the dimensions of the frame, where 1 stands for 100%. Negative values generate an offset in the opposite direction of positive values.

Titles

Titles

Enables titles using one of two supported methods.

The following options are available:

Titles: Appearance

Parameters in this group allow you to enable and customize titles.

Presets

Presets managed by this parameter apply only to parameters within the Titles: Appearance group. While no built-in presets are available through this parameter, you can still save and load your own preset files.

How do I use the presets popup menu?

Font Name

Font parameter set to Helvetica Bold by default. The first popup menu allows you to choose a font family. The second popup menu allows you to choose a typeface among those supported by the font:


Font family and style

Font Size

Set to 25% by default.

Font size is relative to the dimensions of the frame.

Text Color

Set to
white by default.
When Mask is set to In or Out, opacity is the only component of this parameter that matters.

Text Alignment

The following options are available:

Wrap

Off by default.

Max Line Width

Set to 80% by default.

Maximum width of each line, relative to its enclosure.

When embedding titles in image, the image acts as the enclosure. When floating titles above images, the frame acts as the enclosure.

When a word would exceed the maximum width allowed for a line, it is wrapped to a new line.

Horizontal Anchor

Set to 50% by default.

Relative horizontal position of the title within its enclosure.

A value of 25% means that whatever text is generated, it is centered at 1/4 distance from the edge of the image or screen, depending on whether Titles is set to Embeddded or Floating.

Vertical Anchor

Set to 50% by default.

Relative vertical position of the title within its enclosure.

A value of 50% means that whatever text is generated, it is centered at 1/2 distance from the edge of the image or screen, depending on whether Titles is set to Embeddded or Floating.

Kerning Adjustment

Set to 0 by default. Only values between -1 and 1 are allowed.

Controls spacing between each glyph in the output.

Mask

Controls whether the title is used to crop the image.

The following options are available:

Blend Mode

Blend mode used to composite the title over its background.

Unavailable when Mask is set to In or Out since in that case the title is not visible in the output.

The following options are available:

Drop Shadow

Enable a drop shadow behind each title.

Please note that the current Blend Mode may affect your ability to see the drop shadow applied to the text.

Drop Shadow Radius

Set to 10% by default.

Radius and softness of the drop shadow.

Drop Shadow Color

Set to
black by default.
Color used by the drop shadow. The opacity (alpha) component may be used to control overall visibility of the drop shadow.

Drop Shadow X

Set to 0 by default. Only values between -1 and 1 are allowed.

Horizontal location of the drop shadow, relative to the text that emits it.

Drop Shadow Y

Set to -0.02 by default. Only values between -1 and 1 are allowed.

Vertical location of the drop shadow, relative to the text that emits it.

Background

Background

Enables one of many built-in backgrounds behind images and titles.

The following options are available:

Color

Set to
32% red, 32% green, 32% blue, 100% alpha in the SRGB color space by default.
Color used when the Background is set to Solid color.

Fade In/Out

Controls whether the background fades in as the photo sequence begins, and fades out when the sequence ends.

Adaptive Color

Set to 50% by default.

Controls whether the background is colorized according to the computed average color of the images currently displayed on screen.

Adaptive color is a powerful feature that creates a more natural fit between images animated on screen and the current background.

Background: Gradient

Parameters under this group are used when Solid color, Linear gradient, Radial gradient or Animated Gradient background is selected.

Start Color

Set to
20% gray by default.
First color used by the background gradient.

End Color

Set to
12% gray by default.
Second color used by the background gradient.

Angle

Set to by default.

Value must be between and .

Angle used by Linear gradient and Animated gradient backgrounds.

Gradient Origin

A point parameter.

Initial location in the frame
How do I adjust the location on-screen?
Origin of the Radial gradient background.

Inner Size

Set to 20% by default.

Size of the inner region in the Radial gradient.

Outer Size

Set to 40% by default.

Size of the outer region in the Radial gradient.

Scale X

Set to 75% by default.

Horizontal scale factor of the randomized, animated gradient.

Scale Y

Set to 75% by default.

Vertical scale factor of the randomized, animated gradient.

Speed

Set to 20% by default.

Speed at which the Animated gradient changes its pattern.

Background: Caustics

Simulates light rays reflected or refracted on by a fluid surface.

Light Rays Color

Set to
black by default.

Background Color

Set to
20% gray by default.

Scale X

Set to 100% by default.

Horizontal scale factor of the caustics pattern.

Scale Y

Set to 100% by default.

Vertical scale factor of the caustics pattern.

Angle

Set to by default.

Amount

Set to 75% by default.

Controls the visibility of light rays over the background.

Speed

Set to 20% by default.

Controls the speed at which the caustics change.

Background: Clouds

Cloud Color

Set to
white by default.

Sky Color

Set to
30% red, 70% green, 100% blue, 100% alpha in the SRGB color space by default.

Wind Direction

Angle set to 30° by default.

Wind Shift

Set to 0.25 by default. Only values between -1 and 1 are allowed.

Controls the amount by which Wind Direction can shift over time

Speed

Set to 10% by default.

Controls how fast clouds move across the sky.

Scale

Set to 25% by default.

Controls cloud size.

Perturbance Amount

Set to 25% by default.

Controls the amount of distortion applied to the clouds as they travel across the sky, as if affected by sudden currents.

Perturbance Speed

Set to 25% by default.

Controls how fast sudden shifts in the clouds may occur.

Coverage

Set to 25% by default.

Controls what percentage of the sky is covered by clouds.

Coverage Shift

Set to 25% by default.

Controls how much change to cloud coverage may occur over time.

Coverage Speed

Set to 50% by default.

Controls how fast cloud coverage is allowed to change over time.

Background: Hyperspace

Presets

Presets managed by this parameter apply only to parameters within the Background: Hyperspace group. While no built-in presets are available through this parameter, you can still save and load your own preset files.

How do I use the presets popup menu?

Start Color

Set to
white by default.
Light ray start color.

End Color

Set to
100% red, 100% alpha in the SRGB color space by default.
Light ray end color.

Shift Hue in Time

Set to 10% by default.

Controls whether light ray colors are allowed to change over time.

Shift Hue by Angle

Set to 0 by default. Only values between 0 and 1 are allowed.

Controls whether light ray colors are allowed to change based on their location within the radial pattern.

Linear Speed

Set to 20% by default.

Controls the speed at which light rays travel from the center of the frame to the edges.

A value of 0% causes light rays to be still.

Angular Speed

Set to 0.01 by default. Only values between -1 and 1 are allowed.

Controls the speed at which all light rays rotate around the center of the frame.

Positive values rotate the pattern clockwise, negative values rotate the pattern counter-clockwise. A value of 0 disables any rotation.

Fade to Center

Set to 100% by default.

Controls whether light rays fade near their origin, the center of the frame.

Ray Length

Set to 50% by default.

Maximum length of each light ray.

Ray Thickness

Set to 25% by default.

Ray Density

Set to 5% by default.

Controls how many light rays are visible in the output. A value of 100% causes the entire scene to be filled with light rays.

Ray Twirl

Set to 0.05 by default. Only values between -1 and 1 are allowed.

Controls the distortion applied to light rays as they travel across the frame.

Negative values twirl the light rays in one direction, positive values in the other.

Defocus

Controls the type of blur used to render light rays as out-of-focus.

The following options are available:

Defocus Amount

Set to 25% by default.

Controls the amount light rays are blurred to make them appear as out-of-focus.

Motion Blur

Motion Blur

Enables motion blur at different quality settings. The higher the quality, the more samples are used. Multiple samples are blended together to produce a single frame of output.


Multiple samples are combined to produce a single output frame with motion blur

Shutter Angle and Offset

The Shutter Angle slider controls the size (aperture) of the shutter used to simulate motion blur. The size of the shutter determines how long light is allowed to pass through the lens. The angle is set to 90° by default. A shutter angle of 360° means that samples are collected for the entire duration of the frame.
Setting a value of zero means that you want the shutter to collect light only once, which is equivalent to turning motion blur off.

The Shutter Offset slider controls the moment in time when the shutter opens and closes, relative to the duration of the frame. The offset is set to 0 by default. An offset of zero means the shutter is perfectly centered over the moment in time when the frame occurs. The shutter is therefore open an equal amount of time before and after the current frame occurs.

The Shutter Angle and Shutter Offset parameters are only available when motion blur is enabled.

Advanced

Build In Transition

Controls which transition to use at the very start of the image sequence animation.

Because this parameter affects the transition into the first image, it is only available if the Build In option under Transitions is on.

On its default value of Inherited, the transition used at the beginning of the animation is dependent on the value selected in the Transition parameter. In other words, it could be randomized, or it could be the same transition style used for all images.

The following options are available:

Delay start (secs)

Set to 0 by default. Only values between 0 and 120 are allowed.

Seconds to wait before the photo sequence animation begins.

This parameter is only available when the Build In option is on, since it controls when the transition to the first image in the sequence begins.

Loop

Off by default.

This parameter controls whether the animation starts again from the first image once the last image has been reached.

Seed

A number that controls random aspects of the output.

Click the New button to assign a new seed value. When the seed value is changed, the effect makes new random choices to produce a different output.