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randy lundquist
4x3 blurred edges effect in Motion
on Mar 5, 2013 at 7:42:56 pm

I'm new to FCPX and to Motion 5 (from FCP6) and I'm trying to build an effect for 4x3 video to fill a 16x9 screen.

The station I work at we deal with 4x3 a bunch, to fill the 16x9 viewing area we use two layers of video, the top layer is the 4x3 video the bottom layer is the same video clip but scaled up and blurred with a gaussian blur.

I want to create a custom effect filter in Motion 5 so I don't need both layers but I can't get it to work. I try using a clone of the effect layer but when I drop a blur on the effect layer it applies to both.

Anyone know who this can be done?


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Mark Spencer
Re: 4x3 blurred edges effect in Motion
on Mar 5, 2013 at 7:44:20 pm

Blur the clone, not the source.

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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randy lundquist
Re: 4x3 blurred edges effect in Motion
on Mar 5, 2013 at 8:04:49 pm

Then I just need to crop the effect source and move it above the clone...wow sometimes you just need one hint. Thanks!


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Mark Spencer
Re: 4x3 blurred edges effect in Motion
on Mar 5, 2013 at 8:21:18 pm

No, I think you'll need to make two clones - a blurred one on the bottom, a cropped one on the top. You won't use the source at all - put it below everything else.

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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Justin Mrkva
Re: 4x3 blurred edges effect in Motion
on Mar 10, 2013 at 4:41:53 am

For more info on clone layers, MacBreak Studio episode 116 explains a lot of the details. I'm sure you've seen that one, Mark. :)

http://www.pixelcorps.tv/macbreak_studio116


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