The Lyric Tri-Tone filter is a stylizing effect that converts the source video image into an image comprised of 3 selectable tones, or colors. All the shadows in the input video are mapped to the first color, the midtones to the second and the highlights to the 3rd, and the filter provides adjustable thresholds and roll-off between the shadows, midtones and highs.
The Lyric Tri-Tone filter includes a set of effect controls that are common across all Lyric effect filters. For a detailed description of these controls, please see the Common Effect Controls documentation.
Additionally, all Lyric Effect filters can be applied through mattes or masks to constrain the filter effect to particular areas of the image. For background information on mattes and masks, please refer to the Lyric Matte Primer.
The high, midtone & shadow colors are selected in the Color controls at the top of the control panel. To retain the same tonal range as the input video, it is common to choose a light color for the highs, midrange for the mids and a dark color for the shadows
The assignment of colors to tone ranges in the source video is controlled by the two threshold sliders. Moving the Highlights Threshold down will cause a broader range of highs to be considered highlights and vice versa. Moving the Shadows Threshold up will cause a broader range of lows to be considered shadows and vice versa. The midtone color is assigned to the tone levels between the shadow and highlight thresholds.
The Softness slider controls the transition roll-off between the three colors, low values cause hard, pixelated transitions, high values smooth the transition.
The Effect Controls section is a set of common controls that are documented on the Common Effect Controls page. They can be used to achieve masked and other specialized filter effects.
= orange (default)
= blue (HSB 208,100,100)