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Tangier Clarke
How do you feather imported video frame edges?
on Oct 18, 2005 at 5:15:02 pm

I've imported several video clips and want to feather the edges similar to how FCP feathers video. There seems to be no simple way of doing this in Motion 2.

Tangier


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Eddie Cook
Re: How do you feather imported video frame edges?
on Oct 18, 2005 at 7:19:57 pm

use the Mask tool to add a rectangle mask and adjust the feather to your liking.


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specialcase
Re: How do you feather imported video frame edges?
on Oct 18, 2005 at 7:32:06 pm

After drawing the mask, you can also use the Channel Blur filter (Alpha only) for a smoother feather than the mask-shape's feather.


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Tangier Clarke
Re: How do you feather imported video frame edges?
on Oct 18, 2005 at 7:41:43 pm

I've tried that before, but there is no parameter for feathering when I select the mask.


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Eddie Cook
Re: How do you feather imported video frame edges?
on Oct 18, 2005 at 8:56:02 pm

Did you draw a mask? (it's the to the right of the Text tool) The bottom parameter for a drawn mask is Feather in both the Inspector and the Dashboard.

There's a great chapter on masking in the user manual.... (Starts at page 851 if you're using Motion 2)


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Jim Kanter
Re: How do you feather imported video frame edges?
on Oct 20, 2005 at 7:44:51 pm

You can also add an image mask to any object and use any object with alpha (edges) to become that mask. You can continue to modify the original shape object (including animating it) and have it immediately update the mask.

Example:

Add a video clip to the project.

Add a rounded rectangle to the project (from Library > Shapes).

Manipulate it so it is the right shape for the mask.

Select the video clip and choose Object > Add Image Mask.

Drag and drop the rounded rectangle object onto the Image Mask element of the video clip.

Jim Kanter,
Digital Film Institute
http://www.dfilminst.com


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