In this tutorial we’ll learn about video masking with track motion. Once your clip has been added to the timeline you can simply select Track Motion and then Mask Object. Now that the Track Motion dialog is open, I’m going to drag my scrubber to a section of the video where I can see the parachute in plain sight so I can outline it. In the menu on the right I can select the shapes to best highlight my objects so we’ll select the circle shape and drag it over top of the parachute. You can fine-tune the mask by dragging the orange nodes along the outside. You can add a new node with a simple click. but what I’m doing now is I’m tracing the outside of the parachute by adding nodes along the way We’ll just speed through the next part as I outline the rest of this Once your object is highlighted we’re going to analyze the click by selecting the center track motion icon. This tracks the selected area backwards and forward from the current time point until it is no longer detected on screen so now let’s go back and check the tracking analysis by playing the video in spot checking a few points. As we move throughout the video we’ll see that the tracking moves along and it has identified the object as we go. If we find a part in the video where a node has gone off track or it doesn’t fully cover the selected area we can simply find the first frame where it goes off track re-adjust the nodes and then we’ll continue tracking forward. so once we’ve made these adjustments will select the last icon under analysis which tracked the selected mask forward all frames. Then we’ll just do a quick spot check to make sure that work and everything is looking good! Once you’ve reviewed the whole video and are happy with the mask you can select okay and it will export this into your timeline. Here we can see the mask has been added to the timeline essentially as an extraction from the original video. So now the fun part you can go in and you can add effect either the mask layer or the background layer to really make this video your own and make your object stand out. You can also easily apply a blur or mosaic blur to an object which comes in handy when you’re looking to blur it a license-plate, blur face or just remove an object from an item so it’s no longer in focus. Let’s apply a name to the mask we previously created and then select the icon to the right of it to create a new mask. We’ll put a label on this as well. I’m just going to scrub backwards here so I can see the face of the little boy of which we’re going to blur out. In similar fashion we’ll select the circle icon and outline his face readjust the node so that we’re covering it. Once we’ve highlighted our object the menu on the right we can see two checkboxes for the mosaic effects or blur. By simply selecting this we can then apply the effect to the inside the mask – so we’ll see the mosaic being applied to his face. Then adjust the size of the mosaic underneath in the settings. Now you can also apply the blur both with the mosaic effects or on a thumb to play with the checkmark to get what you want and click to adjust the settings here as well. Once you’re happy with the effect applied we can go ahead and analyze the clip.