Face Obscure


Rated 4.33 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)
  • Free Final Cut Pro X Plugin
  • Blur or Pixilate a Face
  • Apply as an Effect in FCP X
  • Choose a Mask Type
  • Change the Size, Blur & Feather
  • Animate the Mask



How to use the Free RT Face Oscure Plugin

In the Effects Browser, select the Custom category, then locate the RT Face Obscure Effect. Drag the effect onto any clip (or clips) in the Timeline; or if the clip is selected, double-click the effect thumbnail.


With the clip selected, press Command-4 to reveal the Inspector window. The Face Obscure Effect and its parameter controls appear at the top of the inspector. To move the blur mask over your subject, click and drag on the target circle in the center of the Viewer. You can also keyframe the Mask Position if the subject moves.


From the Type pop-up, choose one of two obscure effects: Blur or Pixelate. You can adjust the Mask Size, Mask Feather & Blur Amount for both the Blur and Pixelate options.


If you prefer to pixelate the image, choose Pixelate from the Type pop-up menu.


Use the Pixelate Scale slider to adjust the blockiness of the mask.


Image courtesy of Prescott Pictures

About the Author:

Steve Martin and Mark Spencer
Steve Martin is the creative force behind Ripple Training and has been using and teaching Final Cut Pro since 1999. Since Final Cut Pro's introduction, he has introduced thousands of people to Final Cut Pro through his classes, workshops and training products. He has consulted and/or trained for Apple, Adobe, Disney, Canon, Walmart and other companies. He is also a writer, producer and avid photographer.
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Mark Spencer is a bay-area based producer, editor, teacher and writer. Mark is also an Apple-certified instructor for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5 and the author or coauthor of 5 books on Motion, including the Apple Pro Training Series Motion 5, all from Peachpit Press.
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3 reviews for Face Obscure

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Justus K.

    Really nice, thank you very much.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5


    Really good Job !

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    M. Sterner

    It’s a fast and easy way to put a blur or pixel mask on without building another layer. It keyframes easily.

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