November 3, 2017 at 2:54PM

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Is there any way to remove DSLR grid guides baked into footage within a Shogun Flame?

I used a new Shogun flame on my canon 5d mark iv (after testing it out on a different camera that didn't have anything displayed), and after recording realized the grid that displays as a guide along with the camera settings baked into the recording that went direct via HDMI onto the Shogun. You can still see the image below, it's jut a black or white overlay with some transparency. I've tried creating a mask and adjusting the exposure in Premiere, but the edges have a brighter white edge when I do that. Does anyone have suggestions? Even if I only removed the guide lines, I could possibly just crop out the settings, although not ideal. If someone thinks they can do this themselves and would like to try it out, I'd be happy to pay them. Otherwise, some advice on how I can do it would be great! Yeah, that was a terrible mistake that most likely I can't fix. I had a second camera running but that angle was not ideal to have as a single camera. This one is really needed. Final delivery is meant for standard def for DVD burning. This was recorded 1080p..

Screenshot: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wd1tguzvwc4u11x/Screenshot%202017-11-03%2011.53.26.jpg?dl=0

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I don't think there is gonna be a super easy way to do it, but here is my attempt and it's pretty straight forward.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/y8hi4hsl670crpc/Screenshot%202017-11-03%2011.53.26%20%280%3B00%3B29%3B28%29.jpg?dl=0

I was not super precise on masking out the guide lines but this should give you an idea. Also I think you will have to crop out the other on screen data. If you like this approach let me know and I will put together a short tutorial.

November 5, 2017 at 1:21AM

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Kyle Acker
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Step 1: Repeat your mistake with the lines on a completely black frame
Step 2: bring that video into an after effects composition and put the layer on top of the screwed up layer
Step 3: Play with layer blending settings until you get a desired result. You may also experiment with inverting the black-frame video, and possibly transparency.

November 5, 2017 at 3:10PM

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Jon Kline
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Next time hack your Canon with the Magic Lantern hack. There is a setting in there that will give you a clean HDMI output.

November 6, 2017 at 2:14PM

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Donald McPherson
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is it a static shot or is there moving involved? if its static you might be able to use a software from coremelt that can create mask layers really easily.

https://coremelt.com/products/slicex-trackx-drivex

if its not a static camera your going to have to crop the footage, its the only other way i can think of. Hope that helps

November 7, 2017 at 12:40PM, Edited November 7, 12:40PM

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Mark K.
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Next time make sure you set the mirroring mode of the hdmi so that you have a clean out put for recording. The Mark III had it so the Mark IV should as well.

November 8, 2017 at 12:18AM

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Kyle Acker
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