Feature Review: Color Improv
A new feature of the March 2010 Edition of SongShow Plus is Color Improv.* This feature lets you alter the color of a background image or video on-the-fly. (It can actually be used with any object for that matter.) Color Improv is provided as an effect. To use it, you simply add the effect to the background.
To select colors on-the-fly, you use the new Color Improv control panel plug-in.
You have control over hue, lightness, and saturation. These can be adjusted at anytime. You may, however, find it preferable to work with preset colors. There are twenty stock preset colors ready for you to use. There are also twenty user-settable presets for your use. The Transition Time specifies the amount time it takes to shift from one color to another. If you need to disable colorization, you can simply click the "Off" button which disables the effect without the need to actually go into the Display Properties and remove it.
The following video example shows a single video background from Shift Worship. First, you will see the original color of the video. It will then change to various other colors using the Color Improv plug-in.
When used with Background Improv, you have the tools to create moods and experiences at the moment of inspiration!
*The Color Improv is included as part of the new Improv Collection plug-in, available with a Professional Level license.