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Making a bluured object

Jun 27, 2013 10:23 AM

Tags: #video #blur #mosaic

I am attempting to blur some objects in a video. I have looked at the vidio tutorials, and I have set up my timeline with v1, v2 and a track matte on v3. I chose Mosaic, and got the little square pixelated area to show up. I started the position marker, and I'm moving the pixellated area around as the scene changes. But no tick marks show up, and nothing "takes." It wont stick, and when I export media, the video is like the original - no blurrs anywhere.

 

I really need specific steps to be able to finish this. I'm stumped.

Thanks!

 
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    Jun 27, 2013 7:00 PM   in reply to VideoEddie911

    Post a screen shot of your Effect Controls panel.

     
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    Jun 27, 2013 11:04 PM   in reply to VideoEddie911

    Did you remember to click on the little stopwatch for the position and scale parameters? That turns on keyframes.

     
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    Jun 28, 2013 9:17 PM   in reply to VideoEddie911

    It is a shame you gave up. We could have easily walked you through it if you asked for help soon enough.

     

    It really isn't that hard. As you said, the clean copy, the pixelated copy and the track matte.

     

    Heck, you can use a garbage matte on the copy and avoid the track matte altogether. Just use the 8 point matte if you need more than a four point matte.  Mosaic applied hides the fact that the matte does not have soft edges. If you need a second blur, copy the second track to the third track and change the location of the garbage matte.

     
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