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Robert Griffiths
Soft Edges
on Jun 29, 2005 at 12:03:52 am

Still learning the beast and I can't find an easy way to do soft edge crops on a clip, either in Geometrics or XBlur. Any hints?

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Ben Heusner
Re: Soft Edges
on Jun 29, 2005 at 1:30:36 pm

There are a couple of ways to do this.

If you want a even crop around the whole image, then use the Border filter in your Video(Built-in) filters bin. This is a one-pass filter, so it will take the length of your clip to process.

If you want to do it another way, so you have a bit more control, then create a matte on your clip (animate it if you want) then just XBLUR the alpha channel. Don't add softness in the Matte tool. It will take longer to process the matte out, and you'll get a better quality blur with the XBLUR and it's realtime!

Hope that helps,
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Robert Griffiths
Re: Soft Edges
on Jun 29, 2005 at 3:03:05 pm

Thanks, Ben!

I had been working with mattes but I had been doing the blur in the matte tool. The XBlur idea is a good one.

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