Combines a blurred version of the source with the original to give a 'soft focus' effect. Adjust the Width and Mix parameters to give different types of looks.

In the Sapphire Blur+Sharpen effects submenu.


Source:  The current layer.   The clip to be processed.


Soft Width:   Default: 20,  Range: 0 or greater.
Scales the width of the soft focus blur.

Width Rel:   X & Y,   Default: [1 1],  Range: 0 or greater.
The relative horizontal and vertical blur widths. Set Width Rel X to 0 for a vertical-only blur, or set Width Rel Y to 0 for a horizontal-only blur.

Mix With Blurred:   Default: 0,  Range: 0 to 1.
If positive, mixes in more of the blurred version of the source.

Mix With Source:   Default: 0,  Range: 0 to 1.
If positive, increases the amount of original source in the result.

Brightness:   Default: 1,  Range: 0 or greater.
Scales the brightness of the result.

Offset Darks:   Default: 0,  Range: -8 to 2.
Adds this gray value to the darker regions of the result. This can be negative to increase contrast.

Subpixel:   Check-box,  Default: off.
Enables blurring by subpixel amounts. Use this for smoother animation of the Width parameters.

Opacity:   Popup menu,  Default: Normal.
Determines the method used for dealing with opacity/transparency.
All Opaque:  Use this option to render slightly faster when the input image is fully opaque with no transparency (alpha=1).
Normal:  Process opacity normally.
As Premult:  Process as if the image is already in premultiplied form (colors have been scaled by opacity). This option also renders slightly faster than Normal mode, but the results will also be in premultiplied form, which is sometimes less correct.

Show Soft Width: Check-box, Default: off.
Turns on or off the screen user interface for adjusting the Opacity parameter.This parameter only appears on AE and Premiere, where on-screen widgets are supported.

See Also:

Sapphire Plug-ins Introduction

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