How To Easily Create Motion Blur Using Premiere Pro

How To Easily Create Motion Blur Using Premiere Pro

November 27, 2019 13 By Kailee Schamberger


Was watching someone creating titles the other
day in Premiere Pro, animating them onto the screen and back off, kind of like what I do
in my videos. Like this up here. He wanted motion blur on the movement, so
roundtriped from Premiere Pro to After Effects to do that. It occurred to me many don’t know motion blur
can be added right in Premiere Pro without having to go anywhere. Let’s take that little title card that I showed
you a moment ago, created in Premier pro, pretty easy. It has a couple of colored rectangles with
text on in each, that way it’s all self-contained and will be treated as one object. Most people use the motion area up here. They go to the beginning, right arrow shift,
which is 5 frames, set a keyframe, left arrow shift back 5 frames, animate it out. Go to the end, left shift 5 frames, set a
keyframe, right shift 5 frames, animate it back out. Works just like this – it animates in, holds
for a bit, then animates out. Here’s how you do the exact same thing, but
have access to a few more effects including motion blur. Go to effects and find the TRANSFORM effect,
which we’ll add to this graphic. It has all the same functionality as the default
MOTION effect, with some extras. For instance, you can set the SKEW and keyframe
the SKEW AXIS and get some rubbery watery floaty kind of thing. Let’s reset those. Instead of using the supplied MOTION effect
on this object, I’ll control the motion from the transform effect. Let’s do the same thing, set the on point
and the off point at the beginning, then the on point and off point at the end. Looks like it works just the same as our previous
example. Here’s where the motion blur magic comes in. Let’s go to about halfway where our little
card moves in. Down here start increasing the SHUTTER ANGLE
and you’ll see it blur. 40 should be just about right. We go to the beginning, and see how frame
by frame, it simulates motion blur as it comes onto the screen and stops when it isn’t moving. Same for the end, motion occurs when it starts
moving and on out. Let’s
set this so the title does a little jig in the middle to the right. There’s not much movement, so you don’t see
much motion blur, meaning, the effect is smart and based on distance. Let’s set it to jig way to the right and you
can see as I move it I get more and more motion blur. loop and play this over and over. That’s a quick and easy way to add motion
blur and some flair to your animated objects right within Premiere Pro. Don’t forget to subscribe, and hit that bell
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