MEP and VPX6 with Pixelan Smart Blur Pro - Part 3 - Keyframing in Smart Blur Pro using blur effects combined with organic and shape masks

browj2 wrote on 12/16/2014, 10:33 PM

MEP and VPX6 with Pixelan Smart Blur Pro - Part 3 - Keyframing in Smart Blur Pro using blur effects combined with organic and shape masks

This is the third 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. There are many more possibilities including combining these effects with others.

This tutorial shows how to use keyframing on the various parameters and masks to modify the look over time and to follow the action. I use a static image to animate wrinkle removal, and I use a video image of a dog makingĀ  dramatic entrance onto the scene.

Some of the techniques are common to other Pixelan tools. They can be downloaded from the Pixelan site 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, what you liked, didn't like, and if you have any questions.

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

Tutorial 08 Pixelan SmartBlur Pro - Key framing r1 X6.wmv

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