Blur area in Final Cut?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by swwack91, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. swwack91 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I'm trying to make a background for some text in Final Cut. What I want is to blur out the lower third of the screen so I can place text over that blurred area. However, I want to do this using a second layer. The first (bottom) layer is the video track and then the 2nd (top) layer would be the blur.

    Is there a way to do this? I'm pretty sure I can achieve this in one layer of video, but it will be easier for my workflow if I can make this a 2-layer effect.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    #2
    duplicate the video to track 2, blur the track 2 clip, crop the track 2 clip to the area you want
     
  3. djkirsten macrumors regular

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    #3
    What he said... :)
     

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