Sapphire Plug-ins for AVX2: Distort


Warps the source input clip using the gradient of the Lens input clip. This can generate optical glass-like effects as if the source clip were being viewed through an arbitrarily shaped lens. It is best demonstrated when the lens image contains just a few bold shapes or a simple texture.

In the Sapphire Distort category.


Source: Selectable. The clip to be processed.

Lens: Optional. Distorts the source using the brightness values of this input clip.

Background: Optional. The clip to use as background. The output of the effect is composited over this clip.

Mask: Optional. If provided, the amount of lens distortion is scaled by this input, so the Source is unaffected where the Mask is black. This input can be affected using the Blur Mask, Invert Mask, or Mask Use parameters.


Load Preset: Push-button .
Brings up the Preset Browser to browse all available presets for this effect.

Save Preset: Push-button .
Brings up the Preset Save dialog to save a preset for this effect.

Mocha: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater.
Brings up the Mocha window for tracking footage and generating masks.

Blur Mocha: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater.
Blurs the Mocha Mask by this amount before using. This can be used to soften the edges or quantization artifacts of the mask, and smooth out the time displacements.

Mocha Opacity: Default: 1, Range: 0 to 1.
Controls the strength of the Mocha mask. Lower values reduce the intensity of the effect.

Invert Mocha: Check-box,  Default: off.
If enabled, the black and white of the Mocha Mask are inverted before applying the effect.

Resize Mocha: Default: 1, Range: 0 to 2.
Scales the Mocha Mask. 1.0 is the original size.

Resize Rel X: Default: 1, Range: 0 to 2.
The relative horizontal size of the Mocha Mask.

Resize Rel Y: Default: 1, Range: 0 to 2.
The relative vertical size of the Mocha Mask.

Shift Mocha: X & Y,   Default: [0 0], Range: any.
Offsets the position of the Mocha Mask.

Bypass Mocha: Check-box,  Default: off.
Ignore the Mocha Mask and apply the effect to the entire source clip.

Show Mocha Only: Check-box,  Default: off.
Bypass the effect and show the Mocha Mask itself.

Combine Masks: Popup menu,  Default: Union .
Determines how to combine the Mocha Mask and Input Mask when both are supplied to the effect.
Union: Uses the area covered by both masks together.
Intersect: Uses the area that overlaps between the two masks.
Mocha Only: Ignore the Input Mask and only use the Mocha Mask.

Fine: Check-box,  Default: off.
If enabled, the warping amount is reduced by a factor of 100. This mode is meant to allow subtle expansion or contraction of the source image near the edges of its matte given as the Lens input.

Amount: Default: 1, Range: any.
The severity of the lens distortions. Make negative to invert the direction of the distortions.

Amount Rel: X & Y,   Default: [1 1], Range: 0 or greater.
The relative amounts of horizontal and vertical distortion. This has no effect unless Amount is positive.

Blur Lens: Default: 0.5, Range: 0 or greater.
Smooths out the edges in the lens image by this amount before using it.

Rotate Warp Dir: Default: 0, Range: any.
Rotates the warping direction by this many degrees. If non-zero, this can add some unusual twisting effects to the lens distortion.

Wrap: X & Y,  Popup menu,  Default: [ Reflect Reflect ].
Determines the method for accessing outside the borders of the source image.
No: gives black beyond the borders.
Tile: repeats a copy of the image.
Reflect: repeats a mirrored copy. Edges are often less visible with this method.

Filter: Check-box,  Default: on.
If enabled, the image is adaptively filtered when it is resampled. This gives a better quality result when parts of the image are warped smaller.

Blur Mask: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater.
Blurs the Mask input by this amount before using. This can provide a smoother transition between the masked and unmasked areas. It has no effect unless the Mask input is provided.

Invert Mask: Check-box,  Default: off.
If on, inverts the mask input so the effect is applied to areas where the Mask is black instead of white. This has no effect unless the Mask input is provided.

Mask Use: Popup menu,  Default: Luma .
Determines how the Mask input channels are used to make a monochrome mask.
Luma: the luminance of the RGB channels is used.
Alpha: only the Alpha channel is used, or if there is no valid Alpha channel the Red channel is used.
See general info for: Apply To Title/Key , Crop/Transform , Resolution , Bypass Effect , and Reset .

See Also:

Sapphire Plug-ins Introduction


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