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The power of Silhouette lies in the Trees window where your effects are built. A tree is a series of clips and nodes, such as color correction, image processing and composite nodes, plugged together to create the desired effect. The tree is grown by adding clips and nodes in any order. The ability to view any node while editing another allows for very complex composites that can be set up and rendered in one pass.


Silhouette is a node based system and different nodes are used for various functions. Located in the Nodes tab at the bottom of the screen, nodes are grouped into various categories.

Trees and Nodes Features

  • 139 different nodes organized into Color, Composite, Diffusion, Filter, Film Lab, Image, Key, Light, Silhouette, Special Effects, Time, Tints, Transform, Warp and OFX groups
  • Horizontal and vertical node layouts
  • Gestural node workflow
  • Visual presets for most nodes
  • OFX third party plug-in compatible. At the current time, Boris Sapphire, Boris mocha, and RE:Vision Effects plug-ins have been qualified to run in Silhouette.


A well rounded collection of compositing nodes that provide all that is needed to combine multiple images. Utilize compositing tricks and techniques, color correction, blur, grain, matte manipulation, lens distortion, lighting effects and edge blending. Eradicate the most common effects problems or employ specialized tools for combining imagery such as fire, smoke and explosions.

Composite Features:

  • Compositing tricks and techniques
  • Effectively composite fire, explosions and smoke
  • Edge tools to color correct or blur the composite's edge
  • Proprietary matte generation
  • Matte manipulation using shrink, grow, blur and wrap functions