Wow, so I’m not the only one.
It’s really frustrating especially because the tracker in Resolve is soooo damn good compared to other choices (after effects, scratch) that it’s hard to spent my Sunday doing it manually, frame by frame, while I already had all my windows tracked well in Resolve.
I really don’t understand WHY the blurring is so weak. In combination with the tracker it is the ultimate tool for blurring license plates, faces etc.
By the way, I found a work around that doesn’t work for me on this particular project cause it’s a flattened quicktime, but in other cases you could do the following.
1. Grade the project if needed
2. Export the shots that need blurring.
3. Blur the whole frame in After Effects or whatever you want, render them out.
4. add those renders ‘as mattes’ to the according shots in the media pool in Resolve.
5. Use Juan Salvo’s (Thanks!) method for creating an external fill as described here: https://vimeo.com/49029693
6. throw up the window, do your tracking etc.
Now this might seem tedious, correction, it f…. is, but the most time can be won by tracking in Resolve, plus it also looks better and is less annoying when properly tracked.
Hope this helped!
Editor/Colorist, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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