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Old February 13th, 2007, 08:39 AM   #1
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Is there a program besides After Effects that can turn down the Sharpness in POST?

I just took After Effects off my PC for a while until I can get more Hard Drive. Is there another program that turns down the Sharpness? The majority of basic Video Editing programs only have the option to raise it.
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Old February 13th, 2007, 09:35 AM   #2
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VirtualDub is free and allows you to run a whole bunch of filters over video.
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Old February 13th, 2007, 01:05 PM   #3
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Where do I get it?

Do you have a link to the site. I'd very much appreciate it if you lead me to it.
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Old February 13th, 2007, 02:12 PM   #4
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Hey James I just add a small blur to my footage. It gets rid of the harsh edges that video can have. I am talking small maybe .2 to .5 but adjust to whatever looks good to you and then decrease it slightly.
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Old February 16th, 2007, 01:09 PM   #5
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Yes, a small amount of blur is the way to go. I prefer to add it to another track in my NLE (an adjustment layer OR a copied video track), that way I can tweak it and A/B it to check its effect.

You can also achieve the "instant sex" look, dreamy, blown-out highlights and blur, by using a levels filter in addition to a heavier blur setting... then adjust the track's opacity. It can be as subtle or as over-the-top as you wish.

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Old February 16th, 2007, 01:14 PM   #6
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Google is your friend James ;>)
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