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blured faces plugin????

Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2004, 2:37am

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jmill8886

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has there been a plugin where you can blur peoples faces like on COPS and shows like that....i know theres a censored plugin for like nude things but i dont see anything like a blured face or anything
Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2004, 2:45am

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Gibs

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This effect is impossible to do in Alamdv, because of the nature of the plugin system. However, you could do it in Chromanator by creating a mask around the person's face, and blurring just that layer.
Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2004, 3:08am

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Well in alamdv someone could create just a ball of blur, then put it over there face and move it around.
Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2004, 3:11am

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Pooky

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Exactly, AlamDV2 can not modify the footage, it can only overlay things on top. Blurring is modifying the footage.
Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2004, 3:20am

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Yeah, but I think what Jessy is saying is that someone could create a plugin with like a few generic facial blurs that could be overlayed onto any face to make it look like they were blurred, without actually burring anything.
Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2004, 3:40am

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Pooky

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That would look so bad.
Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2004, 5:47am

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jmill8886

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im new with chromanator how do you blur it? i creat a garbage matte on his face but dont go into animate mode or what do i do?
Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2004, 10:00am

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The blur tools can be found in the Grading and Effects toolsets.
Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2004, 2:44pm

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Evman

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you put the same clip on the timeline twice, one above the other. On the above one, go in and create a garbage matte around his head. Then invert it. Now go to the grading toolset and select the level of blur... its that easy! wink
Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2004, 2:49pm

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Simon K Jones

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Hm, might be a good idea for a tutorial. Might be useful for all you controversial-documentary-makers out there. smile
Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2004, 2:50pm

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Why invert it, do what you did, blur the bottom layer, and Garbage Matte out the head, do not invert.
Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2004, 3:02pm

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Serpent wrote:

Why invert it, do what you did, blur the bottom layer, and Garbage Matte out the head, do not invert.
I believe that that would create the exact opposite of what he is trying to do... it would blur everything BUT his head.
Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2004, 3:03pm

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Serpent wrote:

Why invert it, do what you did, blur the bottom layer, and Garbage Matte out the head, do not invert.
Might just be a personal preference thing. I prefer to keep the 'normal' clip on track 1, with altered clips above it. Just keeps the project tidier and easier to work with.
Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2004, 3:10pm

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Evman

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yeah, tryed that and it makes no difference to the top clip...
Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2004, 3:14pm

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evman - if you cut a hole out of the top clip where the head is, it will show the blurred layer beneath. Hence only the head will be blurred.
Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2004, 3:15pm

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Evman

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oh... he did not specify that you cut the hole in the top... anyway, i agree with you Tarn. It is easier the first way mentioned. I did a test clip and i might post it.
Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2004, 3:21pm

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Evman

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here is what i got using the method that i suggested -

http://www.de-evolutionstudios.com/films/blur%20test-1.wmv
Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2004, 3:26pm

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Ah, I see where you are comin' from evman101, sorry, I like my way better though. wink Misunderstandment.
Posted: Fri, 25th Jun 2004, 3:58pm

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Marek

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pooky wrote:

That would look so bad.
I never said it would look good. If that was the only option, you could give it a try. But I'm in no way endorseing the idea. I just said it was an option and an idea.
Posted: Fri, 25th Jun 2004, 5:15pm

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Given the propensity for some people to reply to plugin requests with the "can you not do that in real life" answers...

Seeing as Alam is not designed to manipulate footage like this, could you just get a friend who has a really blurry face to play that part... smile

Or even... how about get a big round class lens and have your "suspect" walk round with it attached to their face for the duration of the shot..

(Sorry, couldnt resist it)