Yikes! I finally managed to slog my way through what ended up being a tricky removal shot, but there’s got to be a better workflow that what I used. New to removal as I just took advantage of the sale to upgrade.
Anyway, the shot I’m working is from an 8mm color neg original, digitized to 1920 X 1080. The client wishes a car to be removed that enters low bottom left goes through a turn passing behind a couple of fence post and exits even lower frame left.
I got everything working swimmingly except at the very edges of the frame where car enters and exits the frame. Part of that was the clip cropping mask being a bit off, but not entirely.
I was able to create two clean plates but at around 170 frames apart. That worked well for the problem areas, but couldn’t use that all the way through the shot unfortunately for some reason. The documentation is a bit skimpy on use of clean plates. I think there’s a means for setting a range, but no syntax examples. So, I basically did the shot in three sections & exported separately; Head & tail with the clean plates and the bulk without. Would have been nice to be able to key frame the On & Off of use in this case.
Never did figure out why the Fence splines needed to be at the bottom of the stack even though it’s obvious that they’re the closest to the camera, but the result wasn’t pretty otherwise.
Any pointers for next time?