Minify ... Remember our plug-in that lets you put a small picture inside your clip? Well, this plug does the *opposite*! It allows you to shrink your clip into a smaller area (e.g. a 'TV safe' zone) inside your clip. In the area surrounding your minified clip you can either display a background color or a picture of your choosing. To make the effect even better, this plug-in allows you to 'shrink to position' and 'zoom back out' animations for better visual queuing. What should I use it for? While working on our Chroma keying plug-ins we discovered that one of the most-often needed functions could be achieved more easily: by placing an existing clip into a static picture. This plug-in answers that requirement. Another useful application if for those of us who need to have their footage run on many different TV models, some of which may be old (or positively ancient): Minify allows you to constrain (shrink) your clip to the 'tv-safe' area of the clip, making sure that nothing becomes unreadable when played on old hardware.
What's new in Minify
Version 3.0: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.