I recorded a video explaining some complicated things, and when I looked on the big screen, the spotlight is reflecting off my nostril creating a shiny white dot which can be confused with the most worst bogey situation that a human could suffer from, and i was like WHaaaat? Eeewww? It's only a reflection of a spotlight but it looks reeeealy freaky. Is there a way to erase the white dot as it moves through 2 minutes of video?
I don't think it looks that severe, but you'll probably have to do this manually... That's a lot of frames:
- Duplicate your video layer.
- Turn off the original video layer and select the new one.
- Make a small circular mask over the area you want to fix, just slightly larger than the suspicious white area.
- Set the mask to None, so it doesn't make a hole for now (we will change this later).
- Enable the Mask Path stop-watch on the mask, so that you can animate the position of the mask frame by frame.
- Move the mask frame by frame so it always covers the bogey, or whatever was up your nose...
- Now set the mask to Subtract, so it cuts a hole.
- Open the Content Aware Fill panel from the Window menu.
- Click Generate Fill Layer and wait a while.
It will probably work pretty well.. If it doesn't, try adjusting the mask or the alpha expansion - more info here.
If you want to avoid manually moving the mask in every frame:
Instead of step 6, you could try tracking the position of the suspicious white area with a 2D tracker instead, apply that track to a null object, then parent the first frame of your mask to the null instead.
But I suspect a manual move will work better, because the tracker usually needs continuous areas of different contrast.
(Also try coffee instead, it leaves fewer marks)