I'm recently working on some footage we shot in estonia last year.
The Lighting guys kind of messed up and I have a lot of cables to remove.
In a lot of the scenes I can work with A) simply freezing parts of the image, tracking them and then rotoscoping or B) Clonestamps thousands of them.
But A) Is tedious and looks ridiculous when closer up/in focus and B) is even more tedious, but even starts flickering since I can't repair the frames all the same way.
This one scene really kills me right now, I have no idea how to get rid of the cable.
Can you guys provide me with ways i could tackle this? Or tackle complex repairs in general?
I have given this scene good repitition of replays and the fact that I'm still unsure if I"m seeing the cable you're talking about or that the cable might be some long range TV extension for the house owner in the story should indicate that this detail can be overlooked.
You obviously know what happens after this snippet, so its upto you. However, some perfections are worth overlooking.
Might I ask if you're using Mohca to do the tracking job?
I would take a "best resolution" 1 frame (PNG) from pretty much the middle of the clip (where the cable is seen at its glory ☺
take it to photoshop - > clean/clear the cable there (stamp tool) .
Go back to AE to the same frame you exported -> import the cleanup PSD from photoshop put the clean layer ontop of your shot.
I would use Mocha for AE to track the cable, paste the tracking information (transform data with prespective) to a null and from that good clean frame you have, parent the clean layer to that null.
The handrail probably will need to be copied ontop of everything and masked so it would "cover" the cleanup.
I did a 5 minute mockup to illustrate what im talking about, with 10 more minutes it will look much better 😉 but you can understand from seeing the mockup. it's really not perfect and could use a bit of manual positioning toward the end, but hey! no cable
Hope it helps!
clenaup in photoshop and tracking back...