Much to the post-production team's dismay, we only have one take of this shot. We dismayed because there is a bit of fog/smudge in the lens, as you can see in the picture below (red arrow is pointing to the defect.) The clip is 5 seconds long, by the way.
Is this salvageable? Is there anything that can be done? Can we remove the defect? I've been scouring the internet for a good plan of action, but have not come across anything yet.
Please bring us good tidings.
Thanks for taking the time to read about our woes.