Whilst filming a flypast, a stray piece of material flew onto my camera, wrapping around the lens, and appearing in some frames.

Can this string be edited out of the video?

(I can sort the audio etc... as I made a separate recording of the audio. It's just editing out the string I am bothered about)

Many thanks.

  • 1
    Generally, this will be very difficult. Can you add a screenshot?
    – MoritzLost
    May 15, 2015 at 21:04
  • youtu.be/gGQuwj_Sl_8 You'll see it in this video. May 16, 2015 at 22:06
  • You mean the hairs and clothes (I.e. 01:23 - 01:30), right?
    – p2or
    May 18, 2015 at 11:42

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In relatively static scenes it's not too tough (just tedious) to either paint out the offender or 'clone brush' using nearby frames. When you have fast motion it gets more difficult. In any case it's usually a frame-by-frame process a la rotoscoping.

If you have a budget, investigate the plugins variously called wire-removal, rig-removal, 'no-strings' etc. which can help automate this.

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