Effects

Effects can be applied to a layer or a media to modify its appearance.


Managing the Effects

Effects can be found in the Effects tab of the properties-view of a layer:


Or in the Current Media tab of the for a media:


The effect interface is composed by :

  • the effects list : all the effects applied to the layer or the media by their compositing order. They can be reordered by drag-and-drop. Each effect can be disabled via the enabled checkbox.
  • the + button : to add a new effect to the list. It opens a list with available effects, organized in 4 categories : coloring, standard, special and various.
  • the - button : to delete the selected effect
  • the properties : all the effect’s properties. The first being always the enabled option, so you can activate the effect on some columns of your show, see this article : Animate

For info, effects can be copy/pasted from a layer to another. First select layer and click on Copy Effects Only from the Edit menubar. Then, select another layer and press CMD+V.

Coloring

These effects will affect the colorimetry of the layer or the media.
 

RGBA Adjustement

Affect the red, green, blue and alpha channel.


HSLA Adjustment

Affect the color by adjusting the hue, saturation, lightness and alpha.


Invert

Invert the colors.

  • intensity: the mix with the original image.
     
Levels

Adjusts the levels.

  • mode: define the channel to work on. Could be :
    • RGB: works on all channels.
    • Red: only works on red channel.
    • Green: only works on green channel.
    • Blue: only works on blue channel.
    • Alpha: only works on alpha channel.
  • shadow: adjust the shadow.
  • gamma: adjust the gamma.
  • highlight: adjust the highlight.

Brightness Contrast

Adjust brightness and contrast.


LUT

Modify the color rendering with a Look Up Table.

  • LUT: choose the LUT to apply from all the LUT install in Millumin. The Open folder… option open a folder where to install new to the LUT files.
     Such files can be PNG, cube or 1dlut files. Millumin must be restart after a new LUT has been installed.
  • intensity: the mix with the original image.

Threshold

Create a black-and-white image depending on the luminosity of the pixels.

  • threshold: darker pixel than this value will be black, and lighter pixel be white.
  • white limit: lighter pixel than this value will be black.
  • invert: invert white and black pixel.

Standard

These effects will alter the whole rendering of the layer or the media.


Mirror

Mirror the rendering.

  • horizontal: mirror on the y axis, inverting left and right.
  • vertical: mirror on the x axis, inverting top and bottom.

Border

Draw a border around the rendering image.

  • color: the border’s color.
  • size: the border’s thickness in pixel?
  • start: where to start to draw the border. 0% is the beginning and 100% the end.
  • end: where to end the draw of the border. 0% is the beginning and 100% the end.
  • phase: rotate the position of the beginning and the end of the border.

Chroma Key

Make part of the rendering image transparent based on a chosen color.

  • color: the chosen color to make transparency.
  • sensitivity: the percentage of difference accepted for pixel’s color with the chosen color.
  • smoothing: to avoid rough border, a smooth can be applied.
  • remove spill: grey the pixel on the border of the removed pixel.
  • invert: invert the transparent and the no-transparent part.

Soft Crop

Crop border of the rendering image and soften them.

  • crop: the number of pixel to crop on the border.
  • softness: the number of pixel to soften.
  • smooth: adjust the curve of the softness.

Blur

Apply a gaussian blur to the image.

  • size: size of the blur.
  • accurate: quality of the blur. A better quality is at the cost of performances.

Deinterlace

Deinterlace an image with odd an even fields.

Special

These effects will produce data from an image.
 Those data can the be used to create interaction in Millumin for example. More info about interaction here : Interactions


Laser

To control an ILDA laser. More info in this article : Laser


Blob Tracker

Track the position and size of blobs in the image.
 Learn more in this tutorial : Track objects with live video

  • downsize: downsize the resolution of the image for better performance.
  • view: the view to display in the canvas:
    • Threshold: the thresholded picture.
    • Blobs: only draw the detected blops.
    • Tracking: draw blobs, with their id, and the track of their movement.
    • Tracking + original: draw the original picture in black and white and the tracking informations above.
  • threshold: the value of the threshold applied to the picture.
  • only one blob: just track the bigger blob, or track all the blobs.
  • radius min: minimal radius of tracked blobs.
  • radius max: maximal radius of tracked blobs.
  • merge at: distant when two blobs are handle as one.
  • stabilization: stabilization the value of the position and size of blob, but at cost of latency.

Skeleton Tracker

Tracks people directly in the image.
 This effect is only available on Apple M1/M2 computers.


Person Detector

Detects peoples directly in the image.
 This effect is only available on Apple M1/M2 computers.

Various (ISF)

These effects are all ISF effects. It stands for Interactive Shader Format : this is a format of editable and programmable effects supported by various softwares.

You can use the ones built-in with Millumin, install new ones or code your own.
 More info in this tutorial : Create Images and Effects with Shaders

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