Blurring behind the alpha of a footage

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Old 06 June 2012   #1
Blurring behind the alpha of a footage

I have a background footage and a glass panel which will be placed in the front of the entire composite. I want to make the front glass panel like frost glass and I want it to blur the background image. Panel has alpha channel rendered.

I'm not much of a compositing guy so I wonder how can it be handled in any one of the below software:

Adobe premiere
Combustion
Adobe After Effects

thank you
 
Old 06 June 2012   #2
Duplicate the layer, blur the top one, crop it/ mask it of. Works in any of the 3 tools.

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Old 06 June 2012   #3
Originally Posted by Mylenium: ... crop it/ mask it of....


And how that is done is actually what I'm asking?
 
Old 07 July 2012   #4
Those are pretty straight forward instructions. Go read up on how to do that in AE. It'll take 2 minutes in the help menu.
 
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