Post-Production : Spot removal by Jerry Roe

Jerry Roe

Spot removal

I'm wondering if anyone could advise me on how to correct a problem on a project that I am working on. I have a shot against a bright overcast sky where I picked up a piece of dust on the sensor. I can't re-shoot this scene. I edit with Premiere pro. Is there a way to remove this particle and blend it with the surrounding sky....similar to what I could do in photo-shop? Any advice that you can provide would be much appreciated. Thanks, Jerry

Eric Lau

Maybe you want to upload the shot somewhere for people here to have a look? Upload to Youtube or Vimeo? It will probably involve some creation of clean plates and then tracking them to hide the dust. May involve some roto as well if something cuts across your subject.

Lindbergh E Hollingsworth

I don't know if you have After Effects. If you do you can take the clip into After Effects and use the clone-stamp tool (same as Photoshop). Export after the fix and bring it back into PPro.

Kodi Zene

^ What he said! After Effects can be your best friend.

Jerry Roe

Thanks to everyone for your tips. The shot I need to correct is a thin line off debris on my sensor that appeared on an almost white overcast sky. I'm using Pr and have had small success by creating a jpg and then cropping the defect. I'm just trying to find out how to change/blend the color of the surrounding area into the cropped area. I've tried using the Gaussian blur with some success, but still can't figure out how to blend in the surrounding color/exposure. I'm doing this as favor for a friend and can't afford Ae.

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