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The Included Effects

Audio Effects

Bitcrusher - If you want lo-fi then this is the effect for you. It reduces the bit rate of the audio as it passes through the effect, giving a retro computer music sound.

Distortion - This is the classic guitar-pedal effect, where the audio is overdriven and clipped for grungy, industrial sounds.

EQ-3 - A basic low/mid/high frequency EQ that you can use to tweak sounds

Flanger - The audio signal is mixed with an out of phase copy of itself, giving all kinds of interesting 'squidgy' audio effects depending on the settings that are used.

High-Pass - Lower frequencies are filtered out of the audio. The resonance setting enables some more depth to the sound.

Low-Pass - Higher frequencies are filtered out of the audio. The resonance setting enables some more depth to the sound.

Video Effects

Add/Subtract - Simply add to or subtract from the red, green or blue value of each pixel in the video.

Auto Mask - Create an alpha channel based on the luminance of each pixel in the video. The higher the brightness of the pixel, the more opaque it will be in the alpha channel.

Bendoscope - A curvy kaleidoscope-style effect. You can set the number of divisions to use.

Blow - Pixels at the edge of the video are replaced with coloured strips. You can set how much of the video should be replaced.

Blur - A simple blur effect. Using a high quality setting may slow down your output, depending on the speed of your graphics card.

Bright Contrast - Basic brightness and contrast controls. I like to use one of these on the composition all the time, so I can tweak the overall look of the video whenever I need to.

ChromaKey - Allows you to select (key) a color range from a clip and make it transparent. Dial in on the correct hue using the hue slider, then use the additional controls to refine your matte.

Circles - The video is reinterpreted as a set of concentric coloured circles. This effect works well when the size parameter is high and the opacity is mixed down to overlay the effect over the original video.

Colorize - Choose a hue and the video is coloured into that hue, using its original brightness.

Colour pass - Keep particular hues coloured while making the rest of the image greyscale. Use the Hue1 parameter to select the hue to be kept. The Hue2 parameter selects how wide a range of hues should be kept.

Cube Tiles - Places a controllable number of copies of the clip on the sides of a 3d cube. The cube has controls for zoom and X,Y and Z axis rotation,

Delay RGB - Apply a delay on the Red, Green and Blue channels individually.

Displace - Pixels in the video are moved horizontally and vertically based on their luminance. The Horizontal and Vertical factor parameters can be used to set the scale of the movement.

Distortion - Great for a broken TV effect. The Distort parameter sets how much of the image is distorted while the Radius parameter sets how far the distorted areas are moved.

Edge Detection - Traces and optionally colorizes the outlines of the shapes in the clip.

Exposure - A useful alternative to using brightness/contrast to brighten up an image. This effect will brighten the brighter parts of the image while keeping the black parts black.

Fish Eye -Creates a nineties skateboard film look.

Flip - Simple options to flip the video horizontally and vertically. Try mixing the flipped version with the original using the Opacity parameter.

Fragment - Display the video multiple times, scaled and distributed around a circle in 3D space. This works well when the rotation parameter is animated.

Freeze - Freeze the whole video frame by clicking the Frozen Solid option or freeze parts of it by playing with the X and Y parameters.

Goo - An ever shifting liquid effect. Very high values for the parameters destroy the liquid illusion and create glitchy look, which is fun too!

Heat - Give your video the look of a heat-sensitive camera.

Hue Rotate - Recolour the video by rotating the hue of each pixel.

Invert RGB - Separate options to mix the original Red, Green and Blue channels of the video with inverted versions of themselves.

Iterate - This one is a bit of a beast. It draws the video onto multiple planes in 3D space, each time adjusting the position,  rotation, scale and opacity of the next plane based on the parameter settings. Try some of the presets to see some of the things it can do.

Kaleidoscope - The classic optical effect. When we say 'classic', we mean unoriginal and boring.

Keystone - Gives control over the location of the four corner points of your clip. Useful for projection mapping projects.

Keystone Crop - Similar to Keystone, but instead of warping the video, it simply crops off the parts of the clip that fall outside of the Keystone area.

Keystone Mask - The opposite of Keystone Crop, this will make the inside of the Keystone area transparent.

Levels - A really useful effect for tweaking the overall look of video, especially content that hasn't been properly preprocessed to get the contrast right.

LoRez - A combination of a pixelate effect to display the video in blocks and a bit reduction on the colour. Together, they give a nice retro computer look.

Luma Waves - Display the video as a series of strips in 3D space, extruded based on the brightness of the input video

Mirror - Set vertical and horizontal mirrors on the video at any position you like. You can use the in/out parameter to slide the mirrors from offscreen to your preset positions.

Particles - Generate a stream of particles with colour based on the input video. The various parameters control how the particles behave and how you view them.

Pixel High Pass - Separate high pass filters for Red, Green and Blue channels of the video.

Pixels In Space - Similar to LumaWaves but this effect displays a matrix of cubes in 3D, using the brightness of the input video to determine how far above a plane they rise.

Point Grid - Display the video as a grid of coloured circles in 3D space.

Posterize - Reduce the number of colours in the video. The higher the parameter setting, the fewer colours will be displayed.

Radial Blur - Displays the video on a series of planes, zoomed and rotated to give the appearance the video being blurred out from the centre of the screen.

Recolour - Change the colours of the video to one of a series of built in palettes. Use the Floor and Ceiling parameters to select a particular part of a palette to use. Use the cycle parameters to animate the colours.

Ripples - Another liquid effect, this time showing regular waves moving across the video. To get the waves to move, you will need to animate the Phase parameter. Extreme parameter settings give distinctly non-liquid like results.

Saturation - Desaturate the colours of the video to greyscale.

Shift Glitch - Glitches up the video by randomly shifting parts of it left and right, with control for size and frequency of the shifting.

Shift RGB - Very cool effect that allows you to shift the Red, Green and Blue colour channels of the video. The Mode parameter allows you to switch between horizontal, vertical or rotating shifts.

Slide - Push the video horizontally or vertically with the part that leaves the screen looping back onto the opposite edge.

Snow - Turns the video in to falling snow flakes, ideal for winter time parties. The Textured parameter allows you to texture the snowflakes with the colours of the original video.

Static - Simulates a TV tuned to a dead channel.

Stingy Sphere - Map the video onto a sphere in 3D space.

Stop motion - Stops and holds the video on a single frame. The Frequency controls how many times a new frame should be picked. The Frame Count controls how many frames should play before the video is held again.

Stripper - A whole set of strip-based effects based on those in the SyzygyStripShow Freeframe 1 plugin pack. Use the Mode parameter to select the different effects. The Speed parameter to get the strips moving.

Strobe - Alternates between the video and a blank frame of controllable colour. Beware of any epileptics in your audience.

Suckr - Suck the video in toward the middle of the screen.

Threshold - Display the video as two colours. Each pixel takes one of the colours depending on whether its brightness is greater than or less than the threshold.

Tile - Display the video multiple times in a grid with plenty of options for skew and rotation.

Trails - Create ghost trails behind movement in the video. You will notice that there are two opacity parameters in this effect - one is the standard opacity and the other sets how the current frame of the video is mixed with older frames that are used to make the trails.

Tunnel - If you like cheesy trance tunnels then this is the plugin for you. Animate the position parameter or set the speed parameter to get it moving.

Twisted - Twist the pixels of the video around the centre of the screen in a spiral effect.

Videowall - Create the effect of the video being displayed on the screens of a an array of video monitors.

Vignette - Fade the edges of the video out smoothly to black. This works well before the Videowall effect to make the illusion of video monitors more realistic.

Wave Warp - A wave distortion effect, which bends and twists the video in all kinds of ways it shouldn't bend and twist.

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