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Jenn Lindsay
Blurring/obscurign names and faces in fcpx
on Apr 6, 2020 at 10:55:46 pm

Hi all! I'm a videographer living in Rome, Italy. I happen to be capturing some interesting human interest stories around the COVID-19 crisis. But I'm trying to work fast so I need some advice from you geniuses.

For a few shots, like the thumbnail on this link https://vimeo.com/404801016 and in the video at time codes 5:12 and 6:49, I need to blur/obstruct the names and faces. Names most importantly.

Any advice? I'm trying to work fast here and I'm hoping I don't have to keyframe each blur separately ☺ Or how I even get a blur shape in there.......

Thank you!!!!
Jenn

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Mark Suszko
Re: Blurring/obscurign names and faces in fcpx
on Apr 6, 2020 at 11:41:28 pm

What I do for blurs is select "draw mask" or "shape mask. Both of these have feathering controls. Apply your gaussian blur inside the mask and done. As far as keyframing, it's not really that bad if you use the idea of sub-division: keyframe the first and last frame. Then go to the middle, adjust and keyframe there. Now pick a spot halfway between the center and the end, adjust and keyframe that... and now, skim the track to see where it starts to go off, and only add adjustment keyframes in those spots. The machine will still do the bulk of the work that way.

There are now A.I.-assisted blur tools out there, if you can afford them, that will track a face via recognition and keyframe everything for you.


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Mark Smith
Re: Blurring/obscurign names and faces in fcpx
on Apr 7, 2020 at 1:33:20 am

There is also the “censor effect” which you can apply to a clip blur out specific info.


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Jenn Lindsay
Re: Blurring/obscurign names and faces in fcpx
on Apr 7, 2020 at 9:17:02 am

Mark! Thank you for your advice! I will try your suggestions.
Hope you are well and safe. :)

http://www.JennLindsay.com
iMac 27-inch, 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7. 4GB GPU.
FCPX, Motion
MacBook Pro 15-inch, late 2016, OSX 10.12.5
* Canon C100 Mk II
* Canon T5i
* Canon Vixia HFG20
* iPhone 6S+


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