Izzy Video 054 – Travel Matte – Luma


Travel Matte – Luma is a compositing tool built into Final Cut Pro. You can use it to create custom mattes in specific shapes. In this video, I show how to use it to blur out a subject’s face. I chose this topic because it’s one of the more obscure tools in Final Cut Pro, and I haven’t seen many tutorials on the subject.

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  1. says

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    So well done I want to translate it in french ! :-)
    Jacques (from French Wesy Indies)

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  3. says

    And for anyone who wants to do this using an Adobe product, (After Effects or Premier) this is referred to as a “Track Matte.”

  4. Stephen says

    Great stuff, Izzy, a very useful tutorial. I wonder if you (or anyone) could help me, though — how would I create a cookie cutter shape that was irregular? I’d like to blur a very specific part of a static shot.

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