June 23, 2011

More Methods of Removing Stuck Pixels from Video Footage

I've posted some ways to remove hot pixels from video footage in Final Cut Pro, Vegas, and Aperture in the past. But you can never have too many options! So for anyone dealing with those pesky stuck/hot/dead pixels that are so prevalent with HDSLRs, here are a couple more ways to remove them in post-production using Final Cut Pro -- the old version, that is.

In addition to this method (as well as the ones mentioned previously), you can also utilize the $59 Digital Heaven DH_Reincarnation plug-in (again, this is for those of you who are sticking with FCP 7, since old plugins don't work in the new FCPX... ). Any other suggestions for removing hot pixels? Anyone done so in the new Final Cut Pro X or Motion 5? Leave any other suggestions in the comments!

Link: Digital Heaven DH_Reincarnation plug-in

[via planet5D and @MikeSpins]

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You can also use AJW Filter - Pixel Mask. It's free and works great as well.

June 23, 2011 at 2:09PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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Looked back at your older post and you recommended it there already; oh well, repetition is good.

June 23, 2011 at 2:13PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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Except now you're going to have color values in that area that change before the rest of the action in the shot which may prove to be more distracting than just leaving it alone or clone stamping in AE. Just a thought.

June 23, 2011 at 4:30PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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Jason

Bro, you are a life saver, i just did the clone stamping thing. Works great

November 19, 2011 at 3:53PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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Good Gog, somebody buy this guy a keyboard!
This was like a 30 second tip stretched out into 2 minutes of clickclickclickclickclickclickclick....clickclickclick.

June 23, 2011 at 9:56PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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Jonathan

And somebody buy me a spellchecker while you're at it!

June 23, 2011 at 9:57PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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Jonathan

Trying to find a way to do this in FCPX... any tips?

July 2, 2011 at 5:21AM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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great tip having the same issue with all free hand footage. I tried the cloning clip and crop in the video and I tried the ajw's but either way you either have to change the color every frame or have one black or white pixel there. any any any advise to fix my issue is so appreciated. shot a run and gun documentary that needs to be out and on dvd in a week! any way to fix this seamlessly?

thanks so much!

tim

May 5, 2012 at 10:26AM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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tim

That is a good tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere.
Short but very accurate information… Thanks for sharing
this one. A must read article!

June 12, 2014 at 8:36PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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