MEP and VPX6 with Pixelan Smart Blur Pro - Part 1 - Introduction to blur effects and shape masks

browj2 wrote on 11/30/2014, 10:10 PM

This is the first of 3 tutorials about how to use Pixelan Smart Blur Pro with Movie Edit Pro and Video Pro X.

Smart Blur Pro is a 32 bit and 64 bit plug-in that allows you to blur selectively while retaining desired details, highlights, and edges, yet smoothly blur areas in between. One of the uses is to place a mask over someone and move the mask to follow the person, another use is for smoothing out wrinkles on skin, without affecting the surrounding area or a second person.

This tutorial includes an introduction to the tool, blur parameters and how to use shape masks included in the tool. The second tutorial will go on to skin smoothing and the use of the included organic mask, as well as a combination of the organic and shape masks. The third tutorial will cover keyframing of the parameters and masks using Smart Blur Pro.

Some of the techniques are common to other Pixelan tools. They can be downloaded from the Pixelan siteĀ as a trial and tested.

Please feel free to comment and to let me know whether or not this was worth my time and effort.

Note that I am in no way connected to Pixelan, except as a user.

Tutorial 06 Pixelan SmartBlur Pro - Intro and Blur with mask r3.wmv

John C.B.

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