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  • Blur to sharpen filter?

    Hi all, new user here...

    My question is this, I want to take a piece of footage, say of a flower, and add a filter to make it burred to start with and over a few seconds sharpen. I know how to do this in other NLE apps like Premiere with key frames. I can't seem to acheive this in Edius. I can add the Blur filter to the whole clip, but there doesn't appear to be any keyframe adjustment. I can't believe this is unavailable so have headed to the forums for help!

    many thanks

  • #2
    2 easy ways

    1. cut the clip in the middle and add blur to left half, then add dissolve and make the dissolve as long as you like

    2. add the blend filter to entire clip, add blur filter as filter1 and nothing as filter2
    Anton Strauss
    Antons Video Productions - Sydney

    EDIUS X WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro

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    • #3
      Hi Anton, thanks for this. I did try the first, but its really a dissolve between the two. The second seems to also fade out the blur with the normal (sharp) footage underneath.

      What I am after is a genuine focusing effect. Very ofton due to lighting conditions, lack of time or more often lack of thought, I haven't shot a pull focus on say the flower in the original example, or if I have it wasn't very good.

      I can take the shot into After Effects or Combustion and do it a piece of cake, but I was suprised that some thing as powerful of Edius didn't appear to allow for this simple effect.

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      • #4
        I go a little differently to Anton.
        From memory, add the blend filter to the whole clip and keyframe the blur in to out dur on 1 and 'go to nothing' as the second filter option.......but to achieve a near pull focus 'look' might need some tweaking.

        Re the 'look'
        You may want to try soft focus as an alternative to blur.
        Last edited by peterC; 04-16-2008, 10:00 AM.
        peterC
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        • #5
          Thanks, I will have a play, although I may have to export these short of shoots to AE to get that feel of the focus ring turning.

          Richard

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          • #6
            Your best bet is "Lense Blur" in AE - but it's never going to look as good as the real thing. PeterC's way is how I do it too...but make sure you use "smooth blur" and not plain old "blur".
            When I go out, I wear my EDIUS T-Shirt.

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            • #7
              to get that feel of the focus ring turning.
              Yes I was thinking about this since I posted, but haven't tried it.

              I would like to test a combo of what I have already suggested (with soft focus - not blur) + an additional clip 3DPIP slightly enlarged on IN (working in unison with the soft focus to nothing trs) coming back down to scale of the other image/track. You would really need to play with it to see if it would work, but it may.

              Even the Alpha with a slow swirl soft edge, no edge colour could go in I think.
              peterC
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              Edius 3 v3.62 beta / DVRexRT cards
              (Please don't throw stones, it works!)
              Edius 9 v3

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              • #8
                here is what it looks like when going from 3D PIP 104% and soft focus filter on A clip and to B clip on higher track with dissolve on keyer track
                http://www.videoproductions.com.au/e...focus-pull.mpg

                basically, add a cut in clip and move the right section up a track and overlap by stretching its in point towards left
                Anton Strauss
                Antons Video Productions - Sydney

                EDIUS X WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by antonsvideo View Post
                  here is what it looks like when going from 3D PIP 104% and soft focus filter on A clip and to B clip on higher track with dissolve on keyer track
                  http://www.videoproductions.com.au/e...focus-pull.mpg

                  basically, add a cut in clip and move the right section up a track and overlap by stretching its in point towards left
                  Couldn't get this to run Anton.
                  WMP9
                  Will try another next time it's on
                  Last edited by peterC; 04-19-2008, 09:36 AM.
                  peterC
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                  Edius 3 v3.62 beta / DVRexRT cards
                  (Please don't throw stones, it works!)
                  Edius 9 v3

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                  • #10
                    Ok, had a look Anton.

                    Looks like I was on the right track, pretty good for post PF to me. What about your eye - good enough?

                    And thanks for testing the idea. Hope the original poster can use it.
                    Last edited by peterC; 04-19-2008, 10:41 AM.
                    peterC
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                    Edius 3 v3.62 beta / DVRexRT cards
                    (Please don't throw stones, it works!)
                    Edius 9 v3

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                    • #11
                      Just spotted the update, so will definitely try it out. I couldn't get the mpg to play this end for some reason. Maybe the be the admin PC!

                      Thanks all for your help!

                      Richard

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Vobes View Post
                        Just spotted the update, so will definitely try it out. I couldn't get the mpg to play this end for some reason. Maybe the be the admin PC!

                        Thanks all for your help!

                        Richard
                        Try it with Nero ShowTime if you have it. That does it.
                        peterC
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                        Edius 3 v3.62 beta / DVRexRT cards
                        (Please don't throw stones, it works!)
                        Edius 9 v3

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Vobes View Post
                          Just spotted the update, so will definitely try it out. I couldn't get the mpg to play this end for some reason. Maybe the be the admin PC!

                          Thanks all for your help!

                          Richard
                          right click the link I posted, save target as, once it is on PC, it will play

                          clicking the link will not work if using IE7, it blocks mpg by default

                          clicking the link will work with IE6 or earlier and Firefox2

                          I will post a link to the Canopus DV file shortly
                          Anton Strauss
                          Antons Video Productions - Sydney

                          EDIUS X WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by peterC View Post
                            Ok, had a look Anton.

                            Looks like I was on the right track, pretty good for post PF to me. What about your eye - good enough?

                            And thanks for testing the idea. Hope the original poster can use it.
                            between you and me and the gatepost, I would say it looks like a Pull focus
                            Anton Strauss
                            Antons Video Productions - Sydney

                            EDIUS X WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro

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                            • #15
                              here is the link to the Canopus DV version of pull-focus
                              http://www.videoproductions.com.au/e...pull-focus.avi

                              place the file on a Pal 16:9 timeline to see it proper, because windows media player won't do it well
                              Anton Strauss
                              Antons Video Productions - Sydney

                              EDIUS X WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro

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