Lyric Highlights Matte
The Lyric Highlights Matte produces a matte that selects the highlight areas in a scene. You can can control the highlight threshold and rolloff.
This matte is most commonly used as a filter mask, allowing a color-correction or special effect to be applied just to the highlight areas of a scene, for example to clip the highlight levels without reducing the brightness of the rest of the scene.
The Lyric Highlight Matte filter includes a set of matte and output controls that are common across all Lyric matte filters. For a detailed description of these controls, please see the Matte Common Controls documentation.
For background information on mattes and their uses in Final Cut, please refer to the Lyric Matte Primer.
The Highlight Threshold allows the matte cut-off point to be adjusted to determine the levels of brightness that are to be considered highlights. Higher values selects a greater range of brightness, effectively increasing area covered by the matte. Highlight Rolloff controls the smoothness of the threshold.
The Matte Control and Output sections are common controls that are documented on the Matte Common Controls page.