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michael saul
Retouching video in Photoshop Extended
on Oct 20, 2008 at 8:55:37 pm

I need to effectively 'heal' some imperfections in HDV footage that I've shot. I"m bringing it into PHotoshop Extended for healing but am getting blotchy effects when the video is played.
Are there any tutorials on how better to achieve this? Is there a better way - better software?

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William Sticht
Re: Retouching video in Photoshop Extended
on Oct 21, 2008 at 5:33:34 pm


Here is what I do....

Export your bad frames from your editor. Also export the previous or next good frame whichever matches the bad frame best (tough with frames containing lots of action). Then layer the bad frame over the good and try to mask/copy/paste out the "noise". This is a bit time consuming but I have had great success fixing extremely bad frames. after completing your fixes import the "fixed" file back into your NLE and place it over your bad frame. after fixing a few frames your efficiency improves dramatically.

I havent had much luck with editing video clips in PS, but I dont really think I dedicated the time to learn. Hopefully there is a better solution if you have several bad frames.

Good luck,
Fritz Sticht

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