Blur Items in Sony Vegas Pro 2

Edited by Feels, Claudia, Jen M

Hello and welcome to VisiHow.com. This is going to be a tutorial on how to blur out specific items in Sony Vegas Pro 2. We'll be using 10.0, but any version of Sony Vegas will work.

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Steps

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    First, take our photo or video and drag it down to the timeline
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    Now after that is done, go to the little square in the image that says "Event Pan/Crop" and click that
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    Afterwards, a window will come up and it will show our photo and some settings on the top-left and the bottom.
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    What we're going to do is in the bottom-left corner, there is an option that says "Mask" with a checkbox on the left of it, right under a box that says "Position"
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    Make sure that checkbox is checked.
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    Then, press the square that will be directly to the right of that and it will be on its side, like a diamond
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    It's right next to the mask option.
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    After we click that, go up to the top left and find the "Anchor Creation Tool"
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    Now we're going to make an outline of the stuff that we want in the photo not to be blurry.
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    We can zoom in using the scroll on our mouse
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    After zooming in, click at the edge of the item.
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    If we click again a little further down, it'll start to make a mask around it
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    We just want to click around the photo. Zoom in a bit more if we want. We don't want to make this go by too fast, or else it will mess up the photo. Zoom in a lot to make sure we mask at the right places.
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    Once we're done and we have almost completely gone around the object that we want to mask, we can find the first masking point that we put down and click that
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    Now it will complete the mask.
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    If we look into our video preview box, it will show up with just that item
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    Now the issue is, we want to make this the only thing that is in focus
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    What we can do is go to "Path", and find "Feather Type". Make sure it is on "Both".
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    Set the feather percent to "3"
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    There is no specific percent, but this is usually a good number. After finding that number, close the window by pressing the "X".
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    Now, we're going to find the exact same image or copy and paste the image that has already been edited
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    Copy and paste that with "Ctrl+ C" and "Ctrl+V".
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    Put that directly below the first image
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    Then, go back to the "Event/Pan Crop", right click and press "Reset Mask"
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    Then we can close that tab. Now the image will look normal.
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    Now, we're going to make the background and everything other than the object in focus
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    Go to the "Video Effects" tab, scroll down until we see "Gaussian Blur".
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    Select "Soften" and put that on the bottom layer, the layer that doesn't have the mask on it
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    That will bring up this window here that we can edit the bars to find the good amount of blur
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    We usually want to keep the bars pretty far down.
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    Adjust accordingly
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    Right now, they are on "0.016" on both of them.
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    That has now created a blur effect for everything other than the object that we have made in focus
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    Everything other than that specific object is out of focus and we also do multiple objects.
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    We can do this by going back into the "Event Pan/Crop" and creating another cropping
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    We can have as many objects as we want. Do the exact same thing as before and complete the crop.
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    Now, that object will also be in focus, but everything else will not
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    See the completed photo in the photo preview box
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    That is the end of the tutorial
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    Thank you for watching this VisiHow.com tutorial. If you have any questions or comments about this tutorial, you can leave them down in the comments section and we will do our best to answer them.
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