I have an indoor clip where the reflection from a fill light creates a hotspot white reflection on a window glass which is all dark otherwise, because it was night outside.
I’m trying to clone out the hotspot, but finding it extremely difficult because the actor in the shot is standing and moving in front of the hotspot for most of the clip, and their blonde curly hair is so close in color to the hotspot that it seems to get lost in the hotspot to the point that I can’t seem to get any type of a clean-ish separation of the hair from the hotspot using zMatte with it set to extract on Luminance.
The only thing that seems to be working and taking forever is manually painting in just enough of my cleaned up dark background.
I can visually see the movement of the blonde hair across the hotspot even when the hair is almost blown out white, so I was wondering, is there a way I could just boost the bit of barely visible yellow tone of the blonde hair somehow before sending it into zMatte, so that zMatte might separate the hotspot white from the blonde hair better?
Much thanks for any help.