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Finally, let's tackle the issue of when our lighting layers are just too sharp and too interesting. Here's our trumpet player again, nice, strong, diagonal orientation to the composition. I've picked this to be my lighting layer because it also has a strong diagonal orientation. It's primarily black with colors on top, so I'll choose Composite Mode > Add in this case, but the lights are just too interesting. It's just too sharpen, too much going on and it's detracting from the trumpet player. So let's put it out of focus. I'll select my lighting layer and apply Effects > Video Filters, and something in the Blur category.

Now, there is a Defocus effect inside Final Cut. You can also just use something very simple and straightforward like Gaussian Blur. Double-click, open the Filter tab and increase the Blur Radius until my footage is now indistinct. Instead, it's just giving me a lighting effect rather than being very sharp lines. If it's...

Blur
Video duration: 1m 34s 36m 42s Intermediate

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Blur provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the Final Cut Pro: Lighting Effects in Post

Subject:
Video
Software:
Final Cut Pro
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