Sapphire Plug-ins for Autodesk: DistortChroma


In the S_Distort Plugin.

Warps the chrominance of the source input by different amounts 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 or textured prism. It is best demonstrated when the lens image contains just a few simple bold shapes.


Source: The clip to be processed.

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


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.

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

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

Rotate Warp Dir: Default: 0, Range: any, Shared .
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.

Warp Red: Default: 0.5, Range: any.
The magnitude of lens distortion for the red end of the spectrum. Make negative to invert the direction of the red distortions.

Warp Blue: Default: 1, Range: any.
The magnitude of lens distortion for the blue end of the spectrum. Make negative to invert the direction of the blue distortions.

Steps: Integer,  Default: 8, Range: 3 to 100.
The number of color samples along the spectrum to include. More steps give a smoother result, but require more time to process.

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

Filter: Check-box,  Default: on, Shared .
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.


Color1: Default rgb: [1 0 0].
The color at the 'red' end of the spectrum.

Color2: Default rgb: [0 1 0].
The color in the middle of the spectrum.

Color3: Default rgb: [0 0 1].
The color at the 'blue' end of the spectrum.

White Balance: Check-box,  Default: off.
When enabled, the three colors are adjusted internally so they sum to white. In this case, the colors of unwarped regions are not affected and the average color of the result remains the same.


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

Blur Mocha: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
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, Shared .
Controls the strength of the Mocha mask. Lower values reduce the intensity of the effect.

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

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

Bypass Mocha: Check-box,  Default: off, Shared .
Ignore the Mocha Mask and apply the effect to the entire source clip.
See general info for: Res , On Fields , Redraw , Undo , Load Defaults , Crop , Add Noise , and Use Gamma .

See Also:

Sapphire Plug-ins Introduction


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