QUICK PIXELATOR: Tracking Magic!

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Quick Pixelator: Tracking Magic

  • Auto Tracking Blurs Using Chroma and Hue Speeds You Up!



You’re editing a crime show and suddenly a call from your producer: an interview subject has just gotten cold feet and wants to have their identity obscured. You could start the tedious manual keyframe blur tracking process, but that will take a while.

The clock is ticking…


Adding Quick Pixelator shreds the alternative of tedious keyframe blur tracking. By using the chroma information of the subject, the blur automatically tracks the subject…(as long as their color is consistent). Click on the subject’s color and it’s on. Whether it’s a person, a license plate, address or whatever you choose, as long as it has a color associated with

it, Quick Pixelator will blur and track it along with its movements…it’s amazingly good. A built-in keyframable mask allows you selectivity of the area of your blur in case other objects share the same color you’re using to mask.

A caveat: obviously you’re limited in its use if there isn’t enough clear chroma information on your subject to enable this action.




Coming Up Next Week: Color Replace - Paint it Black...or Yellow or Red...

Jonathan Moser is a veteran 6 time Emmy Winning Editor/Producer in New York. He has edited for all major networks and also writes for various post production publications. He has worked as post supervisor and senior and supervising editor in addition to being series producer for a docu-reality series for Animal Planet. Currently, he is editing the true crime series, Stranger Among Us in Los Angeles for Discovery ID.
He can be reached at flashcutter@gmail.com.His professional website is www.flashcutproductions.com