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Hamish Paterson
How to create blur/lens flare effect?
on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:10:27 am

Hi there,

Can anyone identify the effect going on at the bottom of this frame (no, I'm not making a K-Pop video!)?

Is it a soft edge/blur or some sort of lens flare?

http://kpopfornoobcakes.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/sunny-hill-7.png

All help very much appreciated!!


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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: How to create blur/lens flare effect?
on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:19:12 am

It looks to me like a lens flare element from Optical Flares (videocopilot) that has been blurred a bit and stretched vertically.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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Cassius Marques
Re: How to create blur/lens flare effect?
on Nov 14, 2013 at 3:58:12 pm

I believe that's called anamorphic flare. Magic Bullet Looks has that as a filter and it includes some customisation along with a lot of presets that already utilize them. (some paid, others come with the package).

Looks is the only plugin that I've seen that kind of effect built in. But you can fake it with some blurred flares like Ted suggested, though the real effect should respond to the image's exposure.


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