FCP X: Use Focus Blur to Simulate Depth-of-Field [v]

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[This is an excerpt from a recent on-line video webinar: “Tips, Tricks & Hidden Techniques in Apple Final Cut Pro X” which is available as a download in our store, or as part of our Video Training Library.]


Discover almost three-dozen hidden features, secret shortcuts and little-known tips that can enhance your editing with Apple Final Cut Pro X.

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In this short video demo, watch as Larry shows how to use the Focus blur to simulate depth-of-field in your video.


How to Simulate Depth-of-Field

TRT: 4:08 — MPEG-4 HD movie

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2 Responses to FCP X: Use Focus Blur to Simulate Depth-of-Field [v]

  1. Constance says:

    Really helpful

  2. Mark Suszko says:

    I have also done this kind of thing using the vignette effect, which has separate controls for blur and darkening. Leave the darkening at zero and crank the focus blur. to simulate short DOF shots.

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