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removing light reflex in part of the frame of video

Nov 28, 2012 9:13 PM

Tags: #image #correction #light #reflex


I need to remove some light reflex in my video (sample picture below).

I cannot open the AVI / MOV files in Adobe Photoshop Elements 10. Is there a chance to make this correction (limited to the small part of the image) using Adobe Premiere Elements 10 or Adobe Premiere Pro CS6?

How should I do it? These are some 3 frames.


Best regards,



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    Nov 29, 2012 8:10 PM   in reply to Michalek1478

    What exactly am I looking for here?

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    Nov 29, 2012 10:00 PM   in reply to Michalek1478

    I don't see any 'artifacts' as such in the image.  All I see over overexposed areas, which you really can't do anything about.

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    Nov 30, 2012 12:00 AM   in reply to Michalek1478

    Was the camera on a tripod?


    If so, you can easily mask out that part of the frame and use the Levels effect to cut the glare..


    Because of the horizontal portion, you probably need to use the 16 point garbage matte. There are actually 9 points so the 8 point mask won't do the job as well. You could use a track matte, but it won't allow you to animate it as easily if it is necessary.


    I put the image on track 1 and a copy on track 2. I applied the garbage matte effect and the levels effect to track two.



    window glare.png.jpg


    If the camera was not on a tripod, you can animate the matte but it is going to take a lot longer.


    I created my matte with both images showing, but if I poke out the eye on track one this is what I see:




    Did I understand it correctly? Is this what you wanted to do? I didn't make the window frame too dark. You can still see some highlights, which is as it should be, I think.

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