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George Roberson
How to black out a spot of a 2 second clip through FCP 7
on Aug 14, 2013 at 7:23:10 pm

Hi, when we were shooting the movie (HD, digital) a gaffer's tape shows up too obviously on a laptop. How to black this piece out (it was a black surface but the tape has slight different color, therefore is noticeable) on FCP7? Is it doable?

Thanks!!!
George


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Joe Barta IV
Re: How to black out a spot of a 2 second clip through FCP 7
on Aug 14, 2013 at 8:08:11 pm

Try this, it works if there is not too much movement in the object you are fixing.

Duplicate the clip on a track above it. Crop the clip to a small area right next to the gaffer's tape. Make your cropped area about the same size, a little bigger is better. Then reposition the cropped clip over the tape. Some edge feathering will help too.

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Mark Suszko
Re: How to black out a spot of a 2 second clip through FCP 7
on Aug 14, 2013 at 8:16:45 pm

You could also try the "limit color" effect in the 3-way color corrector, as well as exporting a still to photoshop, cleaning it up with the clone brush, and then layering that back in with a soft-edge matte.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: How to black out a spot of a 2 second clip through FCP 7
on Aug 14, 2013 at 10:28:12 pm

Do you HAVE to use FCP? There are many far better applications to use.

Motion -- which comes with FCP -- is among them. You could make it look that tape was never there. After Effects can do that trick, too.

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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George Roberson
Re: How to black out a spot of a 2 second clip through FCP 7
on Aug 16, 2013 at 4:56:23 pm

Thanks so much everybody! Will give it a try...


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George Roberson
Re: How to black out a spot of a 2 second clip through FCP 7
on Sep 22, 2013 at 2:06:16 pm

Hi Dave, how to use Motion to change that? Thanks so much!


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Dave LaRonde
Re: How to black out a spot of a 2 second clip through FCP 7
on Sep 23, 2013 at 4:42:27 pm

[George Roberson] "Hi Dave, how to use Motion to change that?"

I'm more familiar with After Effects than Motion, nut the principle is the same:
Duplicate the shot and mask around a good part of the case.
Motion track the bad part on the original shot, and apply the track to the duplicate. Feather its mask to blend the edge.

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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