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JPs Software - Lighthouse


This is a little collection of video-plugins for Pinnacles software Studio 9 (and 10). It is an early beta-release of the plugins, so use them at your own risc. Feel free to send feedback and comments. The plugin was tested under Windows XP with Studio 9.4 - but most of the effects should also run under Studio 10. Programming these video-effects is an hobby of mine, so the plugin can be used freely as defined by the Gnu Public License (version 2 or later, see file COPYING).
Jan Peter Riegel, (c) 2006
Attention: if you encounter watermarks from Pinnacle when using my plugins, just update to the latest version of JPsEffects!

A big thank you for your e-mails and help - especially by the people behind the Declic Video-FX Website. With your help I was able to create a version of JPsEffects for Studio 17 (and 16?). It's great to see that people still like the effects after so many years! A special thank you goes to Saby for the french translation and lots of bugfixes.


Cast rays of rotating light over your video.

Well, for one video clip I needed a lighthouse, so here it is. You can cast up to four rays of "light" over your video.

  • Position x: The x-position (in %) of the light source.
  • Position y: The y-position (in %) of the light source.
  • Width Top: The width of the light rays when they are at the top of the picture. Usually Width Top and Width Bottom have the same value, but some pseudo-3D effect can be created by choosing different widths.
  • Width Bottom: The width of the light rays when they are at the bottom of the picture.
  • Color: The color of the light rays.
  • Change Color: Select this parameter, if the color of the light rays should change. The saturation and the brightness (ie. HSV value) remains the same, only the color (hue) changes. If the selected color is white or gray, nothing will happen.
  • Turns: Numer of turns the rays will perform. Usually this will be one.
  • Angle 1: Starting angle of the first ray. Use different starting angles for up to 4 rays.
  • Angle 2: Starting angle of the second ray.
  • Angle 3: Starting angle of the third ray.
  • Angle 4: Starting angle of the fourth ray.
screenshot199Scene with the "lighthouse"-preset. To partially hide the rays use a second screenshot on the title layer. Resize this second image to your video size (eg 720x576), paint all visible parts in white (or some other color) and use your favorite ColorChange effect to make this color transparent.
  • Lighthouse: Simulate a Lighthouse with two rays of light
  • Disco: Looks like a Disco ball with canging colors

Version History

0.1  8.7.2005  initial version