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Old November 23rd, 2007, 06:08 AM   #1
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Help me to cover up reflection in window.

Hi All,

I hope you all can help me with my issue.

I have shoot a scene which I noticed later that there is a reflection of a sign showing in the window. Will some on please guide me as how I can cover the reflection and if it is achivable?


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Old November 23rd, 2007, 07:10 AM   #2
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Can you post a still Matthew?
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Old November 23rd, 2007, 02:16 PM   #3
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Does the camera move?

2- This kind of thing is doable if you have the compositing skills. Though depending on the shot and whether the camera moves, it might take so much time that you'd be better off re-shooting.
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Old November 23rd, 2007, 04:45 PM   #4
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consider it is a logo and try to remove it with virtualdub and the many plugin for logo removal
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Old November 23rd, 2007, 06:29 PM   #5
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If you're up to it you could render the clip out as an image sequence, bring the images into Photoshop or whatever graphic editor you use and do dsomething with it there then bring the images back to Vegas and by using the proper settings you would end up with a seamless piece minus the reflection.
HOWEVER there are a couple of things to keep in mind. At 30 frames a second you could end up with a whole lot of frames. Hundreds or even thousands. Thats a lot of work in photoshop. Also a lot of drive space. BUT if it's important enough...
Thats one way to do other than reshooting. I have done this method but luckily it was only about a 20 second clip, so 20X30= 600 frames. BUT it was important and I had to do it. Oh well I had nothing better to do with my day ;-()
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Old November 23rd, 2007, 06:47 PM   #6
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Would blurring the sign be an acceptable solution? If so, duplicate the event, apply blur to one and use Cookie Cutter or Bezier mask to isolate the part you want blurred.

As Glen said - easier if the camera was in fixed position.
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Old November 23rd, 2007, 09:20 PM   #7
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Use a mask on the bottom track. Make sure :event pan crop mask:the path mode is negative so the problem area is now blackend out.
Top track is what ever media you would like. Use event pan crop to move around the media you would like to fill the mask.Make sure though that source stretch to fill frame is set to (no)
Thats it.

Play with this for a while you will get it.

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Old November 23rd, 2007, 09:24 PM   #8
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Here is one i did today in Photoshop Elements.
I forgot to move my white balance thingy and i needed this shot.
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