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.
Probably something you can easily fix with an adjustment layer that has a radial mask and some color correction effects applied.
Thanks you!! VERY helpful.