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.