Quicksilver/Rainbow free download for Mac


26 March 2004

Versatile color effects iMovie plug-in.


Quicksilver/Rainbow is by far one of the most ambitious, advanced, and versatile color effects iMovie plug-in you'll come across. Convert your movie clip to Quicksilver, give it psychedelic colors, make it a warm autumn afternoon, a cold surreal dream, or simply a b&w clip with varying photo paper sensitivity. The possibilities are endless, and, since the plug-in supports live preview, fun to explore.

At it's heart is a color processor that modifies a pixel's color according to it's brightness. This in itself is not much to write home about. The plug-in's magic lies in the following abilities:

  • instead of assigning a fixed color for each brightness value, you can tell the plug-in to calculate a color dissolve between the two colors in the table
  • you can dynamically change the number of colors in the table
  • you can assign the colors in the table yourself
  • you can set the Îbandwidth¹ of the color transition, which amounts to setting the photo paper¹s sensitivity

We have provided twenty pre-sets that allow you to quickly set the plug to achieve some really cool color effects, including

  • quicksilver (turns frame into something that looks like animated quicksilver)
  • rainbow (andy warhol would be proud - psychedelic colors at their best)
  • terminator (a rhapsody in black, white, and red)
  • golden autumn (turns even the coldest clip into heart-warming colors)
  • and many more.

What should I use it for?

  • special effects (quicksilver / mercury, gold)
  • color theme
  • surreal theme
  • psychedelic theme
  • hard contrast
  • use only 2 to 6 colors / grays
  • monochrome post-processing with direct control over the film¹s sensitivity

What's new in Quicksilver/Rainbow

Version 1.0.3: removed small interface bug (only visible in 16-bit color)

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