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What is masking editing?
Types of video masks
Different ways to use masking videos
Focusing on faces
Creating inspired title sequences
What you need for masking in video editing
A final word on video masking
Movavi Video Editor
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Frequently asked questions
What is masking used for in video editing?
These days, lots! Masking can be used to create a frame through which to see your footage, blur or cut out unwanted objects, create transitions, combine clips, let an actor play two characters at once, and much more.
What is the best video masking software?
Here are some of the best video masking software you can try:
Movavi Video Editor – best video masking tool for amateurs
Adobe® Premiere® Pro – best custom masking tools for professional editors
Vimeo – best online template-based video editor
Final Cut Pro – best assortment of ready-made mask shapes
VEGAS Pro – best video masking software for smart masks
Is masking a VFX?
Yes, masking is a video effect, or VFX, used for all sorts of applications. While this technique used to be very time-consuming and technical, a modern video masking software can help you add great effects to your videos in minutes.
Is masking the same as clipping?
Clipping is a type of masking. A simple clipping tool lets you completely cut out an object, creating hard edges with no overlap. More sophisticated masking tools let you control transparency to see two layers at once and/or to soften edges between objects.
What is the difference between masking and rotoscoping?
Masking involves blocking out areas to isolate them using fixed masks like geometric shapes. Rotoscoping is a technique used to create a matte around a live-action object so it can be added to a different background. Rotoscoping is far more difficult to perform but gives more precise results.
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