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Dust remover in video
Dust remover in video
by Joe Baur on May 30, 2016 at 1:28:36 pm

Hey everyone -- I know there are posts on how to remove dust from video using a pixel blaster plugin in Final Cut Pro X, but I haven't been able to find anything for older versions, like 7. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions?

Re: Dust remover in video
by Nick Meyers on May 31, 2016 at 9:46:10 am

you mean like a single dead pixel, or blob,
or constant dust all over ike ah old film print?

for a single 1frame blobs i've used Too Much Too Soon's"Hair" (free, i think)
others out there include:

Eureka - Pixel Fixer
1z1Tools - pixelRebirth
CHV - Repair-collection


Re: Dust remover in video
by Joe Baur on May 31, 2016 at 11:59:21 am

Constant dust. CHV has a dirt remover plugin, I'm seeing, that might be worth a shot. I can get rid of these things easily on stills in Photoshop, but I've yet to learn how to do it in Final Cut Pro with video.

Re: Dust remover in video
by Nick Meyers on May 31, 2016 at 12:46:15 pm

Yes, i've used that CHV plug in, it does an OK job.

there's another I know from a restoration job i did a few years ago: Furnace-core from The Foundry.
VERY expensive, and also discontinued, i now see.

I think resolve might offer some automated dust-busting, but I'm not sure.
i know it does a very slick job doing it manually: click a piece of dust, and it;s gone,
but you don't want to do that for the whole film!

our externe cue on the restoration job was that we did a pass with furnace core,
which cleaned up a lot,
then had to zap a fair bit more manualy.
that's pretty much the norm.


Re: Dust remover in video
by Mark Suszko on May 31, 2016 at 9:55:52 pm

Digital Heaven has something that might work

Re: Dust remover in video
by Daniel Figueiredo on Apr 4, 2018 at 7:10:47 pm


I can't figure out on how to use "Too Much Too Soon" hair removal on my video. Would you be able to explain that to me? I am not good with computers and having a very hard time with this. Your help will be much appreciate it.

Thanks so much.


Re: Dust remover in video
by Nick Meyers on Apr 5, 2018 at 5:41:34 am

what sort of problems are you having?
it's pretty simple, so can only work in a simple way.
it can help cover up a small, straight hair that is not moving,
or a small spot.

there are two position markers, P1 and P2, you use them to define the start and end of the hair.
if it's a spot, the start and end are basically in the same place.

the filter then substitutes that area from the next or previous frame,
and there's a other control where you can create an off-set, so you wind up replacing the hair or spot with another part of the image.

it's limited for actual hairs, and pretty good for single frame spots.
for a single frame spot, you have to blade the problem frame, then apply the filter.

i hope that helps,