2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 13, 2013 5:20 PM by the_wine_snob

    How do I remove text overlay from a movie already completed?

    jsingroove

      I have licensed the movie and need to remove the title page and edit some text throughout it. How do I do so whilst keeping the background intact? It was sent to me as a .mov file and I am using adobe premiere pro.

       

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: How do I remove text overlay from a movie already completed?
          Shane_Ross

          So you have a single MOV file that has text, like lower thirds or subtitles, basically "burned into" the file, right? 

           

          Then you can't edit it...it's part of the movie. It's "flattened" to use a photoshop term...it's part of the movie. There's no way to change the text, or remove it. This is one of the reasons projects I work on deliver a texted and textless version...so if you need to change text, or add it somewhere else, or make it in a foreign language, you can.  Import the file, add your own text layer.

           

          Nothing you can do short of blowing up and reformatting the image to get rid of the text. but then you are affecting video quality,and losing a good portion of your image.

          • 2. Re: How do I remove text overlay from a movie already completed?
            the_wine_snob Level 9

            Welcome to the forum.

             

            One other possible option, though you have to weight it, against what you already have, would be to create a Title, that covers what exists, burned in. This could be the client's logo, or something else. When a few clients have licensed existing footage, with another logo, or bug, I have just created one for them, to overlay that. Depending on what you have, and what fits your sense of aesthetics, that might be doalbe, or not.

             

            As for that Title, if it is just part of the Video Stream, it can be Deleted easily.

             

            Good luck,

             

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