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  • UnderwaterJules
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    Joined: Jan 13th, 2014, 03:51
    Removal of Hair on Lens IN FCP X 10.1
    Hi I have just filmed about 5 hours of outstanding footage, but was horrified to find I had a hair on the lens through 50% of the shots. My heart is bleeding. How can I fix this? Any tutorials, suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks Jules
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  • BenB
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    Joined: Feb 14th, 2011, 04:27
    Re: Re: Removal of Hair on Lens IN FCP X 10.1
    Ouch, that's not good! There are a few things you can try, short of a full blown rotoscope application. I'd like to see a frame grab of this. If it is small enough, or in the correct place, SliceX from Coremelt has an object remover plugin that works really well. Basically, you apply a shape, any shape, preset or freehand drawn, around the bad area. Then you use offset controls to move what actually covers that area. It works great in some cases, not so much in others. Here are where you can see samples of what it does. http://www.fcproxuniversity.com/FCPro_X_University/Blog_Archive/Entries/2013/2/4_Slice_X_Gets_MAJOR_UPDATE.html http://coremelt.com/products/slicex-powered-by-mocha.html Outside of that, you're going to need some serious rotoscoping work done. There is no magic "replace these pixels" button, unfortunately.
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  • UnderwaterJules
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    Joined: Jan 13th, 2014, 03:51
    Re: Removal of Hair on Lens IN FCP X 10.1
    Hi BenB, Thanks for getting back to me. I have been away alot and unable to respond. I will look up the links when I get a chance and get back to you in a few weeks, with how I go. Thanks again Jules
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  • UnderwaterJules
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    Joined: Jan 13th, 2014, 03:51
    Re: Removal of Hair on Lens IN FCP X 10.1
    Hi Ben Here are 2 frame grabs of my problem. Please let me know what you think is the best way to improve the dust problem, which stands out like a sore thumb to me. You can clearly see that the hair has not moved from the lower right position and its through most of the shots. Any recommendations greatly appreciated Thanks Jules [url=http://www.macprovideo.com/forum/upload/upload/server/php/savedfiles/files/mpv_43912_266747_frame-005337.jpg] [img]http://www.macprovideo.com/forum/upload/upload/server/php/savedfiles/thumbnails/mpv_43912_266747_frame-005337.jpg[/img] [/url] [url=http://www.macprovideo.com/forum/upload/upload/server/php/savedfiles/files/mpv_43912_266747_frame-005151.jpg] [img]http://www.macprovideo.com/forum/upload/upload/server/php/savedfiles/thumbnails/mpv_43912_266747_frame-005151.jpg[/img] [/url]
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  • BenB
    Posts: 501
    Joined: Feb 14th, 2011, 04:27
    Re: Removal of Hair on Lens IN FCP X 10.1
    Wow, that's a large hair. That isn't going to be easy. You could use the Object Remover in SliceX, or manually paint it out with PhotoShop. Either way, I don't think it is going some work. That's a major problem, indeed. Unfortunately there isn't an easy fix.
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  • UnderwaterJules
    Posts: 4
    Joined: Jan 13th, 2014, 03:51
    Re: Removal of Hair on Lens IN FCP X 10.1
    Hi Ben Thanks, I take it Slice X is a plugin you can buy for FCP X? Do you know of the best place to download it from or good tutorials to watch to explain how to use it. I know its going to be some work, but its worth it as the vision is so good and happy to take my time working at it. Any advice is much appreciated Cheers Jules
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