Variable Blur

Creates a tunnel focus effect with a blur applied inside or outside a circular region. If the inner radius of the circle is larger than the outer radius of the circle, the blur is applied inside the circle.

Canvas showing effect of Variable Blur filter

Adjust this filter using the parameter controls in the Filters Inspector:

  • Center: Sets the position of the center of the circle. Drag the center onscreen control in the Canvas to adjust the center position.

  • Amount: Sets the percentage of the blur.

  • Inner Radius: Sets the inner radius of the circle.

  • Outer Radius: Sets the outer radius of the circle.

  • Crop: Sets whether the filtered image is sharply cropped at its original boundaries. When this checkbox is deselected, the filter affects the edges of the image.

  • Mix: Sets the percentage of the original image to be blended with the blurred image.

  • Publish OSC: Publishes the filter’s onscreen controls in Final Cut Pro X. For more information on creating content for use in Final Cut Pro, see Final Cut Pro templates overview.