How To reset a particular parameter ?
  • Place the mouse cursor over the name of a parameter and press right or control-click,
  • Choose "Reset Parameter" (Final Cut Pro X, Motion) or "Reset" (After Effects), in the  contextual pop up menu.

How To reset all the parameters with one click ?

In Final Cut Pro X and Motion:
  • Place the mouse cursor over the plug-in name ("Moods") at the Top of the effect window and press right or control-click,
  • Choose "Reset Parameter"  in the  contextual pop-up menu.

In After Effects:
Click on "Reset" at the Top center of the Effects window.


Presets Menu
This pop-up menu is only available in Motion, Final Cut Pro 6/7 and After effects.
In Final Cut Pro X, presets are available through templates.
These predefined settings are provided as starting points to quickly experiment with different "moods.”

Setup Effects
Enable this parameter to display the wheels on the canvas.
Note that the the control points stay active even when the wheels are hidden.

Help Card
Allows you to display a Help Card above the wheels, indicating their function.

Mode
This menu lets you choose between 2 modes that affect the dynamics of the color correction.
  • Punchy: in this mode, modifying the Shadow, Mid tone and Highlight colors affects the contrast of the image. This mode is advisable for footage with low contrast or shots with flat curves.
  • Classic: in this mode, Moods preserves the Luminance when modifying the Shadow, Mid tone and Highlight colors.

Compare
This parameter adjusts the position of the compare handle in order to split the screen and show the before / after.
By default, the compare handle is located at the left side of the canvas slightly below the center of the image.

Desaturate
Controls the values of the first wheel.
• X Position sets the brightness (black level) of the image.
• Y Position desaturates the image. Drag up to desaturate and down to accentuate the effect in the red channel (silver).

Gamma Exposure
Controls the values of the Second wheel.
• X Position sets the exposure of the image (white level or gain).
• X Position adjusts the gamma and modifies the color in the mid-tones.

Shadows
Controls the values of the third wheel by adjusting the color in the shadows.

Shadow Strength
Changes the amplitude of the shadow wheel. Decrease this value to perform fine adjustments with the wheel. Increase the value to raise the color amplitude.

Mid-tones
Controls the values of the fourth wheel and adjusts the color in the mid-tones.

Mid-tones Strength
Changes the amplitude of the mid-tones wheel. Decrease this value to perform fine color adjustments with the wheel. Increase the value to raise the color amplitude.

Highlights
Controls the values of the fifth wheel by adjusting the color in the Highlights.

Highlights Strength
Changes the amplitude of the Highlight wheel. Decrease this value to perform fine color adjustments with the wheel. Increase the value to raise the color amplitude.

Wash Blacks
Controls the values of the last wheel. Create vintage looks by coloring the shadows with pure colors.

Wash Strength
Changes the amplitude of the Wash wheel. Decrease this value to perform fine color adjustments with the wheel. Increase the value to raise the color amplitude.

Correct for Aspect Ratio
This parameter guarantees that the wheels in the heads up display appear undistorted.
This parameter should be enabled for most footage whose display aspect ratio differs from the native aspect ratio of the codec, e.g. NTSC DV frames recorded at 720x480 pixels and displayed at 4:3 (640x480 pixels), or HDV frames recorded at 1440x1080 and displayed at 16:9 (1920x1080 pixels).
Disable this option if you have already taken steps to adjust the frame aspect ratio and/or notice that this parameter is causing unwanted distortion in your footage rather than preventing it.
Yanobox Moods - User Guide
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Effects Window
The effects window provides the numerical values that correspond with the settings in the on-screen controls along with global settings and a set of auxiliary parameters.