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David Kirlew
How to blur or censor multiple faces or images
on Feb 14, 2014 at 1:38:25 am

I have a client who requested me to blur multiple moving/shifting background images on one clip. I know can use censor and or shapes to create the keyframes for one image but I am having difficulty trying to do it with multiple image in the clip and shot. I did duplicate the clip to blur one of the images but if it is in the same shot can I blur both separate or will it use the same one blur effect? Will I need to duplicate the clip yet again to achieve the multiple blur effect?

David Kirlew

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Andy Neil
Re: How to blur or censor multiple faces or images
on Feb 14, 2014 at 2:30:41 am

Do you have Motion 5? Because you can create a blur effect that you publish to FCPX that will do the job without needing to duplicate anything.

Andy

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David Kirlew
Re: How to blur or censor multiple faces or images
on Feb 14, 2014 at 3:07:43 am

I actually do have Motion 5 so I will give that a try.

David Kirlew

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Andy Neil
Re: How to blur or censor multiple faces or images
on Feb 14, 2014 at 3:24:46 am

If you need a leg up here's the basics of what you need.

Create a new effects project.

Clone the effect source layer.

Apply a mask to the clone layer. Publish the controls.

Apply a blur effect to the clone layer. Publish the controls.


Then in FCPX, you just continue to apply the effect to your clip for each blur you need to make.

Andy

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Andy Mees
Re: How to blur or censor multiple faces or images
on Feb 14, 2014 at 2:59:49 am

Lots of free plugins for FCP X that will allow you to add isolated blurs to an image.
Alex Gollner offers a bunch here: http://blog.alex4d.com/2012/02/12/blurs-7-free-fcpx-effects/
If you have FxFactory then you can try my own one here: http://andymees.wordpress.com/region-tool/

These days I'm preferring to use Resolve Lite for this as it's super fast and easy to track and blur multiple subjects.

Cheers
Andy


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Mark Morache
Re: How to blur or censor multiple faces or images
on Feb 14, 2014 at 6:11:38 am

I've had good luck with Alex Gollner's Circle Blur effect.

I apply the effect and dial in the radius, amount and center. At the first frame of the clip, I create a keyframe for the center parameter, then I go forward 10 frames in the timeline (shift-right arrow) and move the center of the blur to the new position, and keep on doing that until I get to the end of the clip. I play the clip from the beginning and see how the blur is tracking, making some adjustments by adding keyframes where I need to.

I then add another Circle Blur effect and do the same thing for the next blur I want to track.

You can add as many as you need.

I'd turn off the previous effects every time you add a new one, to keep the machine from slowing down, then turn them all back on when it's time to render.

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Dave Jenkins
Re: How to blur or censor multiple faces or images
on Feb 14, 2014 at 12:15:24 pm

Slice X by Core Melt has a great tracker that will do all the key framing for you.

Dajen Productions, Santa Barbara, CA
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Jasper Thayer
Re: How to blur or censor multiple faces or images
on Feb 16, 2014 at 10:41:48 am

Heya David,

I developed the FCPX "Bad Boys" plugin that achieves the effect.

Jasper Thayer
Apple Certified Trainer
https://FinalCutProX.net


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