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Old December 22nd, 2008, 04:42 PM   #1
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Removing a reflection on glass background

Here's an interesting one....

I'm new to FCP.

I have a video I shot of a lawyer giving a speech...behind him were glass windows.

Because I had the zebras on in my Canon XHA1, I never saw them on the camera's LCD. The result is reflections of the light boxes are visible behind the guy's head.

Through the window, we can see a complex background of mountains and city.

I'm wondering if doing some kind of matte would help me cover up the reflections, but I'm really at a loss of where to begin.

I tried applied various filters using MB Looks to minimize, but these filters affect the entire clip with mostly unsatisfactory results.

In Photoshop, it'd be easy: just clone other areas of the picture and paste it in to the bad areas.

Hmmm....what to do.....
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 04:50 PM   #2
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Uh...

Perhaps you've answered your own question?

Just clone one area of the picture and paste it over the problem?

Just copy and paste your video to a new track above the existing one. Crop that foreground image to an area adjacent to the problem. Then shift the overlay to cover the problem.
Often helps to soften the edges of the overlay, but that's essentially it.

Pretty much the same process as in photoshop for stills.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 10:21 AM   #3
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yeah plus in Photoshop CS4 you can now easily load a movie and paint it frame by frame.

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