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Michael Swingler
Blur Tracking for Censorship
on Oct 27, 2011 at 12:53:38 am

Hi,

I'm working on a job that requires a great deal of blurring logos, artwork, alcoholic beverages, etc... It is taking endless man hours to manually go in and key frame the blur effect for multiple items within numerous clips. They are doc style pieces, so you could imagine how many items and clips it could be. Plus, the result isn't the best since the blur bleeds into surrounding areas too much.

Is there a plugin out there that could make this much easier? Maybe something that allows you to specify a 4-point region and it could "track" the item's pattern within some type of threshold?

Any suggestions would be appreciated...

Mike


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Richard Sanchez
Re: Blur Tracking for Censorship
on Oct 27, 2011 at 12:55:36 am

Within Final Cut? Nothing. Andy's Region Blur is the closest thing, but it doesn't have motion tracking built in. Avid's Blur Tool does and is handy for that. After Effects would be good for it as well, but Final Cut's built in tools not so much.

Richard Sanchez
North Hollywood, CA

"We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution." - Bill Hicks


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Shane Ross
Re: Blur Tracking for Censorship
on Oct 27, 2011 at 2:40:01 am

Mocha for Final Cut Pro is one option.

http://www.imagineersystems.com/products/tracking_bundle

But yeah, I use Andy's Region Blur and keyframe every few frames. Documentary stuff...been there.

Shane

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Steve Eisen
Re: Blur Tracking for Censorship
on Oct 27, 2011 at 4:34:50 am

Mocha is the best. A free alternative is built into Motion.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group


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steve knattress
Re: Blur Tracking for Censorship
on Oct 27, 2011 at 4:23:36 pm

I had to do a lot of blurring when editing a BbC consumer programme last year on FCP7
( it has now moved onto avid for this year)

I found that was easier to do edit in motion.

Steve


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