Range-Restricted Effects/Multiple Filters

You can combine and set multiple video filters to one clip.

User preset effects or system preset effects are also available.

This section explains how to apply the mask filter for an example. For other filters, check the filter details in the description in the property, or by trying to apply the filter.

Mask Filter

You can apply a video filter to outside and inside of any range. You can also move the mask position in the key frame according to the video.

1) In the folder view of the [Effect] palette, click the [VideoFilters] tree and display the filters.

2) Drag and drop [Mask] to the clip on the timeline.

Alternative

3) Display the [Information] palette, and double-click [Mask].

4) Configure the mask and click [OK].

[Mask] Dialog Box

(1)

Tool buttons

: Click this button and select the selection tool to select and move the path, or drag the handle to expand/contract or rotate the path. Click the list button and select the shape edit tool to edit the path by dragging the path vertex or the handle.

: Drag the mouse to expand or contract the screen. From the drag start point, drag to the right to expand the screen, and drag to the left to contract.

: Drag the mouse to move the display area.

(2)

Drawing buttons

: Drag the mouse to draw a rectangle. Drag the mouse with [Shift] on the keyboard held down to draw a square.

: Drag the mouse to draw an ellipse. Drag the mouse with [Shift] on the key board held down to draw a circle.

: Draw a free shape using Bezier curve.

(3)

[Undo]/[Redo]

: Undo an operation.

: Redo the undone operation.

(4)

Edit buttons

Cut, copy, paste, and delete a selected path.

(5)

[Tracking]

Select a tracking method and start tracking.

Batch Tracking of Multiple Paths

(6)

Function menu

[Apply Mask]

Switch the enable/disable setting for mask temporarily.

[Background]

Switch the show/hide setting for the transparent grid if the transparency is set for outside and inside of the mask.

[Motion Path]

Switch the show/hide setting for the path if the position is changed by key frame and the setting is enabled.

[Grid]

Switch the show/hide setting for the grid.

[Guide]

Switch the show/hide setting for the underscan, overscan, title safe, horizontal/vertical center line.

[Stereoscopic]

Displayed only in the stereoscopic edit mode. The display can be switched to L side only, R side only or to the L and R sides blended.

(7)

[Centering]

Center the display area which was moved by the pan tool.

(8)

[Fit]

Fit the expanded/contracted display to the display range of the preview screen.

(9)

Zoom factor

Change the zoom factor by entering a value or selecting a value from the list.

(10)

Preview

Display a preview of the image being edited.

Select a path to display a handle or anchor to modify the path.

(11)

Stretch handles

Move the cursor to the operation handles at the corners and at the middle of the lines to resize the area.

(12)

Anchor

Indicate the reference point of the path. This point is a reference point for the rotation center and for stretching. Drag with [Ctrl] on the keyboard held down to change the position.

(13)

Rotation handle

Move the cursor and drag the rotation handle to rotate the image.

(14)

Key frame timeline

Set a key frame to apply a movement to the mouse position.

Key frame setting

(15)

Window layout

Toggle the window layouts between [Normal], [Preview], and [Multi]. Select [Preview] to hide the parameters and key frame timeline to enlarge the preview. Select [Multi] for a multi-monitor view.

* [Multi] option is not displayed for a single monitor system.

(16)

[Inside]/[Outside]

Set video filters for outside and inside the path.

[Opacity]

Use these settings to configure the transparency inside and outside of the path.

[Filter]

Check this item to enable the video filters set inside and outside the path.

: Click this button to select a video filter.

: Click this button to configure the video filter setting for outside and inside the path.

[Strength]

The strength of video filter effects can be set.

(17)

[Edge]

Use these settings to specify colors and blur to the path. If there are multiple paths, the edge settings are applied to all the paths. Individual setting is not allowed.

[Color]

Check this item to enable the color edge. Enter an edge width in [Width] in pixels. Click Color box to specify the edge color.

[Color Select] Dialog Box

Enter the edge transparency in percentage.

[Soft]

Check this item to blur the edge. Enter a blur width in [Width] in pixels.

[Side]

Apply the color and soft (blur) widths for outside and inside (or both) the path.

(18)

[Shape]

For the selected path, change the various settings including the position by entering a value. You can select multiple paths to change in batch. To select multiple paths, click the paths or drag the mouse with [Shift] on the keyboard held down to enclose the paths.

[Anchor]

Specify the reference position of the path. With the path center as the origin, specify the anchor position by entering values to X and Y.

[Position]

Specify the path position. With the frame center as the origin, specify where to place the anchor position by entering values to X and Y.

[Scale]

Enter a zoom factor for zoom in and out. Click to enable or disable the fixed aspect ratio.

[Rotation]

Enter an angle to rotate the image.

Motion Tracking

This feature utilizes the mask function to automatically track specific parts of the subject in motion and apply [VideoFilters] effects such as [Mosaic].

Multiple paths can be tracked at the same time.

Example:

To apply [Mosaic] to the face of a person approaching

1) In the folder view of the [Effect] palette, click the [Effect] tree.

2) Click [VideoFilters].

3) Drag and drop [Mask] to the clip (video part) on the timeline.

4) Display the [Information] palette, and double-click [Mask].

5) Move the timeline cursor to the top frame.

6) Click the draw button of ellipse and encircle the person's face with an ellipse.

7) Check [Filter] for [Inside], click , and select [Mosaic].

8) Click [Track Forward] in [Tracking].

9) Play back the timeline to view the video.

10) Click [OK].

[Mask] Dialog Box (Motion Tracking)

(1)

[Tracking]

Select a tracking method and start tracking.

Multiple paths can be tracked at the same time.

Batch Tracking of Multiple Paths

(2)

[Track Reverse]

Tracks in the reverse direction from the timeline cursor position and sets key frames.

Tracking will end automatically at the top frame of the clip.

[Ctrl] + [,]

(3)

[Track Previous Frame]

Tracks one frame in the reverse direction from the timeline cursor position and sets key frame.

[,]

(4)

[Tracking Option]

[Position]

Tracks the position of the object. The default value is ON.

[Scale]

Tracks the size of the object. The default value is ON.

[Rotation]

Tracks the rotation of the object. The default value is ON.

(5)

[Track Next Frame]

Tracks one frame in the forward direction from the timeline cursor position and sets key frame.

[.]

(6)

[Track Forward]

Tracks in the forward direction from the timeline cursor position and sets key frames.

Tracking will end automatically at the last frame of the clip.

[Ctrl] + [.]

Batch Tracking of Multiple Paths

You can select and track multiple paths at the same time.

1) Perform steps 1) to 7) in Motion Tracking .

2) While pressing [Shift] on the keyboard, select multiple paths.

3) Click [Tracking] on the tool bar, and click a tracking method.

4) Play back the timeline to view the video.

If Automatic Tracking Has Been Disrupted

Tracking may be disrupted in the middle when an obstacle blocks the subject being tracked or when the motion is too fast.

This section explains how to set the key frames manually on the frames from the one where automatic tracking has been disrupted to the one where automatic tracking can be resumed.

You can also track in the reverse direction using [Track Reverse].

1) Perform steps 1) to 8) in Motion Tracking .

2) Set key frames manually.

3) Move the timeline cursor to the position to start automatic tracking, and click [Track Forward] again.

4) Play back the timeline to view the video.

5) Click [OK].

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