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  • Fri, May 17 2013 10:09 AM

    • ER-EM
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    Is there a way to refocus a blurry shot

    Hy everybody,

    I must correct a shot which is lightly blurry. For the moment I apply BCC Noise Reduction.

    I'd like to know if there's another effect that give better results.

    Many thanks in advance for your repplies.

     

    Richard

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  • Fri, May 17 2013 10:34 AM In reply to

    Re: Is there a way to refocus a blurry shot

    Hi Richard,

    BCC Unsharp Mask sometimes helps with slightly blurry shots.

    ciao,
    Carl 

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  • Fri, May 17 2013 11:59 AM In reply to

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    Re: Is there a way to refocus a blurry shot

    The Avid Paint effect can also sharpen. 

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  • Fri, May 17 2013 2:02 PM In reply to

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    Re: Is there a way to refocus a blurry shot

    ER-EM:
    For the moment I apply BCC Noise Reduction.

     

    Noise reduction actually softens the image, so that's probably not the way to go.  Unless it makes the difference between in-focus and out-of-focus less noticeable.

     

  • Fri, May 17 2013 2:04 PM In reply to

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    Re: Is there a way to refocus a blurry shot

    Many thanks to all !!!

    BCC Unsharp Mask works fine !!!

    Happy editing !!!

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  • Fri, May 17 2013 2:08 PM In reply to

    Re: Is there a way to refocus a blurry shot

    In my experience, ot tends to work best if you sharpen just a part of the frame (e.g. a character's eyes). I often used Animatte to draw and track a shape of the sharpened part.

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  • Fri, May 17 2013 2:38 PM In reply to

    Re: Is there a way to refocus a blurry shot

    I once saw an editor use a neat trick.  We had to use a critical shot that was in soft focus.   It stuck out like a sore thumb when cut in between two shots that were in sharp focus.   So the editor placed an add-edit 45-frames before the end of the previous shot, added a slight BCC blur effect, then a 90-frame dissolve centered at the cut.   The effect was to gradually blur the footage before cutting to the blurry shot.   He did the same thing to the shot following the blurry shot, adding an add-edit 45-frames into the shot, then adding the blur and dissolve.   This technique minimized the juxtaposition of the blurry shot with the sharp footage coming before and after it.   The blurry shot was still blurry but less noticable.    A neat trick...

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