This plugin allows to create a power window on the source clip. Both rectangular and elliptical shapes are supported. They can be repositioned and rotated. Both the inside, and the outside can have offset, gamma, gain and saturation adjusted globally, and if need be, on the channel-by-channel basis (RGB).
Premiere Pro version supports 8 and 32 bits (Maximum Bit Depth). In After Effects only 8 and 16 bit depth is supported so far.
- Adobe After Effects CS5, CS5.5, CS6, CC
- Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, CS5.5, CS6, CC
- Windows 7 64-bit
- Mac OS X 10.6.x, 10.7.x, 10.8.x
The plugin comes without an installer. Please unpack the downloaded file and copy it to Adobe’s Media Core folder, so that both applications will see them.
The folder can be found on Windows here:
and on OS X here:
Substitute CS6 for your current version or 7.0 for Creative Cloud. If you have multiple versions installed, simply copy the plugin to each of the folders.
The plugin will show up as “CI Power Window” under “Creative Impatience” group of effects.
If you keep getting error messages on Windows platform, or the plugin fails to show up, you might need to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable package, available from the Microsoft website: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=14632.
Download the plugin here.
How to use it?
The plugin is a bit more sophisticated, than the others, and the detailed instructions and tutorials can be found here: Power Window – Instructions and Tutorials.
- Feather handles will behave a bit erratically if the shape is heavily rotated.
- The effect might not work properly with layers smaller than sequence size in Premiere Pro.
Below are the proposed features that could be added to this plugin in the future. If you are interested in further development, please donate. Feel free to propose additional features in the comments. The change log is also available.
- 32-bit and smart rendering in After Effects
- fix problems with footage smaller than the sequence size