Movie Masher modules are used to generate all the dynamic media items: effects,
transitions and themes. A single module might be used to generate many discrete media items.
Several included modules supply a large variety of graphic possibilities, and custom modules
can be developed in Adobe Flash™ to extend the system further.
These media items are considered dynamic because they typically have
properties that can be adjusted to affect their visual characteristics in some way.
These adjustments can be made either in the configuration as defaults, or at
runtime by the end user.
As an example, one of the properties of the
Adjust effect module is
saturation, which controls color fade. This single module might be used
to create a 'Black and White' effect item by specifying a value of zero for
saturation. Another effect item, perhaps called 'Boost',
could intensify the color by specifying a value of two or more.
An editable effect called 'Saturation' could also be created that makes the property adjustable
at runtime by the end user, probably with a
Here are the media tags for each of these effects:
id='bw' label='Black and White'
To make a property adjustable by the end user simply include its name in the
If more than one property needs to be adjustable
they can be separated by commas.
Included properties can then be tied to controls by referencing their names in the control's
min='-3' max='3' value='1'