Private Patch Settings

Some further string-hunting in the Quartz Composer framework has revealed an interesting value:


It looks like Quartz Composer is reading a value with this key from the global user defaults repository.

In fact, enabling it by bringing up Terminal and typing

defaults write -g QCShowPrivatePatchSettings 1

causes Quartz Composer to present some additional options for well-known patches.

This release is only compatible with Tiger (10.4).
Please see for Leopard-specific informations.

Billboard” now includes “Force Pixel Alignment” and “Ignore Rendering Destination Pixel Aspect Ratio” checkboxes:


And “Image With Movie” now includes “Mask Compatibility” and “Deinterlace Fields” checkboxes:


Steve Mokris is a developer at Kosada, Inc.


Oooh more hidden stuff, any idea what any of it does!?


steamshift -

I haven’t spent a lot of time playing with it yet, but so far the only change I’ve observed is that the “Mask Compatibility” makes the Movie black-and-white. The ability to disable Deinterlacing looks particularly exciting but I don’t have any interlaced video around to test at the moment.

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