MacMost Now 590: Blurring A Moving Face in Final Cut Studio Pro X

Learn how to use the Censor effect in Final Cut Studio X to pixelate or blur a portion of your video. You can also animate the effect, moving it along a path to follow a moving subject. With this example you will also learn how to use effects and how to animate them, changing their properties gradually over time.

Comments: 12 Responses to “MacMost Now 590: Blurring A Moving Face in Final Cut Studio Pro X”

    Ray
    8 years ago

    Gary, GREAT tutorial on using the Blur effect in FCP! Actually I have quit using iMovie and have now gone “all in” to FCP. your tutorial has inspired me to search the Internet to find an in-depth tutorial on the use of Effects which I know are quite

    Sincerely,
    Ray

    chris
    8 years ago

    To those of us who are not Pros,or have never used this app, How do you restore old home videos like they do in Hollywood? I would appreciate some examples.

      8 years ago

      I don’t think this is the right way to do it. But I have never had to do that, so I’m not sure. I’d imagine that it uses different software, perhaps even a completely different technique. I’d also think it relies a lot on the person doing the work — probably experts who have their own techniques and such.
      Final Cut Pro X can be used for bringing in the video (provided you have the hardware side figured out). And then you can use some filters and effects to maybe enhance the color of the video and such. But I don’t think that is how the pros would do it.

    peter lelievre
    8 years ago

    Hi Gary love your videos on the new FCP
    I have a question on imovie. I shoot lottery video’s and in one of the videos someone typed in the wrong number that didn’t match
    the numbers in the video. How do i blank out only the typed numbers and replace it with a black background and re-type the correct numbers? hope you understand the question and here is the youtube video to help you understand what i’m trying to do http://youtu.be/qzrTiWTtv-w

      8 years ago

      You would just use a picture-in-picture to overlay the numbers on a black background.

    MartinX
    7 years ago

    Hi Gary,
    Can FCP X blur multiple faces in the one clip. Currently I use FCP 6 and apply Andy’s Region Blur filter multiple times to a clip to blur and track faces.

      7 years ago

      You can do this twice to blur two faces at once.

    Ashley Connor
    7 years ago

    Great. Thank you!

    King Justice
    7 years ago

    Hi.
    Please i want to know how to change faces in final cut pro.
    Like the one michael jackson used in his one of his music videos title Black or White.

      7 years ago

      That’s a very advanced video effect. You can’t do it with FCPX by itself. I think it takes special software that specifically does that. Not sure as I’ve never had to do it.

    King Justice
    7 years ago

    Please can you show me the name of the softwere or the program? Where and how am i going to get it?
    Or there is no other way that i can change face which is more unnoticeable than crossdesolve?
    Am editing a movie which the ghost will be changing to many faces. Please help me.

      7 years ago

      I don’t know the name of one that will do that. I’d ask on a video experts or special effects forum.

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