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Tim Franklin
Removing Pink Smudge on Lens
on Nov 26, 2014 at 4:36:39 pm

Hi all,

I got a piece of B-roll footage and throughout most of the shots there is a pink smudge on the lens. Not sure how this happened but I was wondering if there is an efficient way of removing this?

Thanks!

-Tim

Tim Franklin
Freelance Visual Effects Artist/ Video Editor
Media Asset Manager, CBS Sports Network
http://www.TimSFranklin.com


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Graham Macfarlane
Re: Removing Pink Smudge on Lens
on Nov 26, 2014 at 6:23:17 pm
Last Edited By Graham Macfarlane on Nov 26, 2014 at 7:14:52 pm

If the smudge is transparent enough and fairly even (e.g non streaky), you should be able to draw a simple feathered mask around it on an adjustment layer, with the pen tool.

Then you can apply some colour correction effects to the adjustment layer to counter the smudge.

Edit: You might also want to apply a subtle sharpening effect to the adjustment layer too, if the smudge is noticeably blurring the image.

Graham Macfarlane - CGI specialist
Elyarch Ltd - London UK

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Tero Ahlfors
Re: Removing Pink Smudge on Lens
on Nov 26, 2014 at 6:52:40 pm

Microfiber cloth, before shooting ;)


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Tim Franklin
Re: Removing Pink Smudge on Lens
on Nov 27, 2014 at 2:04:47 pm

Good idea, the color correction approach should work in the scenario. As for the cloth- you would think this would be considered before shooting, right? I'm just the post guy though...

Thanks!
Tim

Tim Franklin
Freelance Visual Effects Artist/ Video Editor
Media Asset Manager, CBS Sports Network
http://www.TimSFranklin.com


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