ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS: Forum Expressions Tutorials Creative Cloud

Alternative to the Automatic Motion Blur in After Effects?

COW Forums : Adobe After Effects

<< PREVIOUS   •   FAQ   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Gabriel Meono
Alternative to the Automatic Motion Blur in After Effects?
on Feb 9, 2015 at 10:02:29 pm

Is there an alternative to the automatic motion blur in After Effects for Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Final Cut or any other?

I use it mainly to sync text and images with sound cues, but After Effects is not real-time and is a pain to work with several layers.

Is this possible?


Return to posts index

Spencer Tweed
Re: Alternative to the Automatic Motion Blur in After Effects?
on Feb 10, 2015 at 12:50:13 am

Seems like this is a premiere question and should be in another forum.

- Spencer


Return to posts index

Gabriel Meono
Re: Alternative to the Automatic Motion Blur in After Effects?
on Feb 10, 2015 at 12:56:30 am

No, because only a person who has worked with After Effects will know what the Automatic Motion Blur is. Plus the question is open for any other video editor besides Premiere.


Return to posts index


Dave LaRonde
Re: Alternative to the Automatic Motion Blur in After Effects?
on Feb 10, 2015 at 1:36:09 am

You can turn Motion Blur on and off in AE. There is a Motion blur switch for each layer, and a big one at the top of the timrline that enables/disables motion blur for all layers. Just disable it while you work.

And no, AE is NOT real time. It never has been. You'll get used to it. Every AE user on Planet Earth has gotten used to it.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


Return to posts index

Gabriel Meono
Re: Alternative to the Automatic Motion Blur in After Effects?
on Feb 10, 2015 at 2:21:31 am

Dave, I know how to use After Effects or motion blur for that matter, the question is: Is there an alternative for realtime video editors.


Return to posts index

Dave LaRonde
Re: Alternative to the Automatic Motion Blur in After Effects?
on Feb 10, 2015 at 5:35:08 pm
Last Edited By Dave LaRonde on Feb 10, 2015 at 6:15:45 pm

I don't know every video editing application available, but in general, they're not not nearly as good as AE for effects work. You don't get the same level of control, and the end results frequently don't look as good.

That's why you use After Effects -- for effects. Use video editors for video editing.

And just FYI -- Motion Blur isn't automatic. You have to select it. CC Force Motion Blur is an alternative, and can be very handy in circumstances when the structure of your AE project won't allow you to use normal Motion Blur.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


Return to posts index


Gabriel Meono
Re: Alternative to the Automatic Motion Blur in After Effects?
on Feb 10, 2015 at 6:26:43 pm
Last Edited By Gabriel Meono on Feb 10, 2015 at 7:07:45 pm

There's an alternative, not built-in however but works very similar to the on-off switch in After Effects: Reelsmart Motion Blur.

I have tested this plugin in Sony Vegas and it even supports GPU acceleration. It does a pretty decent job for image and text animation, though it's mainly used for live footage. You can use it in a video track or on top of the entire project.

There are also versions for Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, Nuke and even After Effects.


Return to posts index

Dave LaRonde
Re: Alternative to the Automatic Motion Blur in After Effects?
on Feb 10, 2015 at 7:08:00 pm

Yup. Forgot about that one.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]