Automatic Motion Blur in Premiere Pro
I’ve kind of gotten tired of explaining to everyone that complains about Premiere Pro not having Motion Blur that Premiere actually does have native Motion Blur. You just need to make two settings in the Transform effect, and you have motion blur! Save that as a preset, and you can easily add motion blur to all your motion graphics from now on!
People tend to simulate motion blur in Premiere by adding the Directional Blur effect, and setting keyframes for Blur Length and Direction that correspond with the keyframes in Motion. That’s a lot of extra work that’s not really necessary, and the animations get harder to change and update.
Just use the Transform effect instead, and animate without thinking about Motion Blur. The Transform effect will add the correct amount of blur in the correct direction on every frame – automatically.
Here’s a short video tutorial I made on how to do this.
Update: After reading this post, Colin Smith at VideoRevealed made this little tutorial, where he shows a few different ways to use this method.