blurring out the clip.

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sponegg
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hi, i've used to motion tool in premier 6 to have three clips all playing side by side from each other. the thing i'm trying to do is when they get to a certain point i would like them to blur/feather out (together), and turn into some text on a black bg. does anyone out there have any hints? thanks sponegg.

John Farrar
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Hi
Premiere has a number of filters such as Blur and Gaussian Blur which should do what you want. Using keyframes you can give the impression of the focus being pulled in or out.
HTH

sponegg
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thanks for the reply, i will give it a go.

sponegg

carlosinchat
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You can blur out the three clips at the same time, but if you want more accurance, try doing render at the three clips running togheter, so you can have one just clip.
If you don't want to do this to keep video quality, you can use virtual clips in premiere (advanced users only) so you have to blured one clip to text or black screen.
Carlos.

sponegg
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sorry carlos, i havn't got a clue as to what you mean, is there a good premier tutorial site on the web ?

thanks

John Farrar
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You can have a number of video clips, with any effect, transition etc built into them. Select the whole bunch of clips using the block select tool and then drag to the timeline to create a virtual clip. This will contain everything you had in the bunch of clips but in just one video clip.
HTH

ddmurphy
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The Premiere manual which comes with the software is excellent at explaining all these techniques in great detail!
There is nothing to beat reading the manual.

HTH

David