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  • Remove strong light reflections from video

     Blaise Douros updated 1 week ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Kyle Hawkins

    April 30, 2021 at 12:44 am

    I am trying to find a way to remove light reflections from a man’s glasses on a video I’m editing. The relfections are very strong white circles and cover all of the glass area. As it’s a video cloning or masking won’t work in this instance, so I was wondering if anyone had any advice of how to remove these reflections? I have attached a screen grab of the issue.

  • Blaise Douros

    April 30, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    Reshoot, or live with ’em. There is absolutely no good way to do this that doesn’t involve calling up a VFX house to photoscan his head and comp in new CGI eyes behind the glasses. Or a bunch of roto and 2D paint work.

    If it’s one short shot, you might be able to do something in Mocha; you’d do a planar track of the whole area, and place clean patches of his eyes; then you’d need to roto his glasses frames over the clean patches. But if it’s more than one or two shots, forget about it, it ain’t worth it.

    I have learned that when I’m shooting someone with glasses, I need to pay MAJOR attention to light placement, because of this exact issue.

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