There's a 15 second long shot of the "C.I.A." interior location in my senior thesis film, and unfortunately due to limited time on production we didn't have the luxury to remove the convention center's flags that had a flower design. The flowers are subtle, but it can call attention to itself in regards to the narrative, is there an effective way compositly cover it up in Premier CS4, I did had some luck convering some of the flags with the TITLE DEFAULT STILL.
I might post the photos.
I agree that being able to see the offending elements, their location and distribution, would be helpful.
If on the perimeter of the Video Frame, you might look into doing Track Matte Keying, with a Matte that allows you to Blur the edges of the Frame. Basically, you would dupe your Clip, and place it on the next Video Track above, say Video 2, and apply a Blur (several choices there), and then create a Matte, that would be a rectangle, possibly with a bit of Blur on its edge. This would be placed onto the Video Track above that Blurred dupe Video, say Video 3. Add the Track Matte Keying Effect to the Blurred dupe Video on Video Track 2, and link it to the Matte on Video Track 3. As what you want to do is create a "mask" to hold back/block the Blurred Video, so that you see the Clip on Video Track 1. Depending on how you created your Matte, you will probably want to Invert, so that it blocks the Blurred Video.
That will allow you to clearly see the Video from Video Track 1, and if the Matte is soft-edged, it will gradually soften into the full Blur on Video Track 2.
However, depending on those flags, that might not be a viable method.
Good luck, and please let us see more.
Hey appreciate it guys, I just been busy to reply much earlier. Anyway,
I'll update you guys with the composite move once I revisit the edit chair, and maybe upload a photo for more effective advice.
Always to good to hear from you again Bill, you've advised on some editing before!
and dont forget..sometimes you can put stuff ' in foreground' to HIDE stuff in background...like plants or tree branches etc.
or snakes !
a lot of times , to both create depth in shot, and to maybe "hide" stuff... people put stuff in front of lens in foreground for that purpose... can do in edit also.. ( probably have to get something shot on green screen or black or something so you have an alpha channel for the plants, tree branches, snakes )
Hey guys, I hope everyone's had a good year so far..
seven months later I'm back on the chair!
To recap, I like to blur out the flags but still add a solid color to it, in the context of the environment.. navy blue
So basically I should dupicate this clip, put it on video 2..in addition with track matte, and add a square rectangle to cover up in video 3 ?
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