Dot Matrix

What it does: Dot Matrix turns the first clip into a series of newspaper-like dots, or other shapes, that morph into the second clip.

How to use it: Set the picture color properties and then dial up the detail and fill characteristics to control the pencil rendering.

  • Size sets the size of the dots (or other shapes).
  • Overlap controls how densely the dots will appear over the background color and how much the dots can overlap each other.
  • Color adjusts the color richness, or saturation of the image. Turn this down to remove color; turn it up to enhance the colors.
  • Shape controls the shape of the various dots.
  • The Transparent option controls whether you see the background color behind the dots or the background color is transparent showing the clips behind the shapes.
  • Background sets the color to use behind the dots. Use the color dropper to select a color directly from the video. Or, click on the color swatch to create or edit the color directly.
  • Tempo sets the speed at which the effect changes the image. For a sudden change, set the Tempo high. For a gradual change, set it low.
  • Cross Fade sets the percentage of the transition that includes a cross fade of the image from first to second clip. Turn down Cross Fade for an abrupt switch between images. Turn it up for an increasingly gradual mix.
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