Depth Matte is exclusively available in HitFilm Pro.

Depth Matte creates a greyscale depth map, based on the depth of another layer on the same timeline. For example, you could apply Depth Matte to a grade layer, then select a 3D model layer as the Depth Layer to generate a greyscale depth map of the 3D layer’s contents.

  • Depth Layer: Select the layer to be used as the depth source. If a video or image is chosen, the color data will be used as a depth map. If a 3D model or particle layer is selected, the Z-depth data of the layer will be used.
  • Invert: Inverts the depth map.
  • Softness: Feathers the depth map. This defines the total distance between the foreground (black and background (white) of the map.
  • Depth Shift: Adjusts the apparent depth of the depth layer, in relation to the layer the effect is applied to. Positive values will move it closer to the camera, and negative values will move it farther away. Note that the actual position of the Depth Layer is unaffected.

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