Help - Motion Blur/Frame Blending

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by diamond3, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. diamond3 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2005
    I am trying to get the effect of a person waving on video, but it leaves behind a trail a movement connecting the two most lateral points of the wave. The video I'm working on, there are a bunch of hands grabbing for a piece of paper and I'm trying to make it look more hectic. So I thought adding a motion blur to it would help.

    I've been searching online and trying the different filters and can't seem to get the desired effect. I can't imagine it being too difficult, I could just use some help pointing me in the right direction at the very least. Thanks
  2. X1Lightning macrumors 6502


    Feb 19, 2007
  3. diamond3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2005
    lol - Final Cut Pro and/or motion. Whichever can do the trick easiest.
  4. diamond3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2005
    Anybody else have any suggestions? The video shows a view looking down at a bunch of hands grabbing cards. I want the arm movement to come across blurred or to put it better, to leave a trail of their movement.
  5. bimmzy macrumors regular


    Dec 29, 2006
    Try copying the original layer and stacking the media over the top off-set my a couple of frames, then change the opacity of the layers above so you can see through the stack! add motion blur to all the layers!

    This should get you a little closer to where you might want to go! ;)
  6. diamond3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2005
    That sounds like a quick and easy way to do it. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll give it a try a little later. Thanks
  7. rawdawg macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2009
    I'm confused because this sounds like what you're going after in the first place, the motion blur.

    If you want more there is a plugin called twixtor which will do it but it may cost. Maybe there is a trial.
  8. Richardthe4th macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2008
    Below Sealevel

    Your question is not totally clear to me, but from what I understand you could try in Motion to set the motion blur parameter.

    You can find it in project properties->render settings

    Increase the number of samples and experiment with the shutter angle from 360 to 720.

    Probably you have to render a ram preview to see the effect, I don't think it is realtime.

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