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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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5 Responses to “Izzy Video 054 – Travel Matte – Luma”

  1. Jacques says on :

    Very good job, one of the best video podcast on digital video.
    So well done I want to translate it in french ! :-)
    Jacques (from French Wesy Indies)

  2. Jonathan Acosta says on :


    hey man. great work. I’m starting a production company and just wanted to let you know that i added you on my links. the site will be up and running within the next few months, and just know that you’ve got my support!

    keep up the great work,
    Jon Acosta

  3. Beshr Kayali says on :

    There is only one word to describe your job, AMAZING! (ohh, there is Great also (lol))

  4. Ryan says on :

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

  5. Stephen says on :

    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.