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Old December 7th, 2008, 08:23 AM   #1
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does anyone know if is worth the moneyor if its useful
if not does anyone have any useful tips to soften up the look of people or a particular shot

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Old December 7th, 2008, 09:54 AM   #2
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You might want to start experimenting with some light blur effects in post. There are a zillion ways to do this. Some more effective than others and many are situation dependent.

This need is fairly common for a lot of shooters. I'd guess a search might turn up more than a few threads on the topic. You might also want to check other resources for tutorials.
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Old December 8th, 2008, 02:39 AM   #3
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does anyone know if is worth the moneyor if its useful
if not does anyone have any useful tips to soften up the look of people or a particular shot

lukle
What is your NLE of choice? NLE often dictates available tools. Also, what kind of softening are you thinking of? Just a soft white washing, or also pumping up colors, etc?

I did my first wedding where I made a concerted effort to have a "look." An example is on this page.
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Old December 8th, 2008, 10:19 AM   #4
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well its just i have watched so many wedding demos and they seem to have nice soft filmy look, i dont want soft fairy cheesy look so many have but just to soften up faces on close up, i was gonna invest in magic bullet as im a complete beginer im using final cut 2
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Old December 8th, 2008, 02:20 PM   #5
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well its just i have watched so many wedding demos and they seem to have nice soft filmy look, i dont want soft fairy cheesy look so many have but just to soften up faces on close up, i was gonna invest in magic bullet as im a complete beginer im using final cut 2
For MAgic Bullet, be sure that you have a real beefy edit system, because from what I heard, it can really bring a render system to a crawl when doing its magic. Unfortunately, I have no experience with it or any other "looks" plugin or package. All my (very minimal) CC and effects is down inside Vegas.
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Old December 8th, 2008, 05:07 PM   #6
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I have used diffusion filter at around 40% opacity with masking only the face area, several plugin companies make them and can be very useful to smooth out the skin a bit.
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