Remove lens smudges

Hi there!

I’m scratching my head trying to figure out how to remove these lens smudges in Silhouette/Mocha. I’d normally paint them out, but unfortunately subject moves in front of the smudge (bottom right of the image).

Let me know if you have any solutions that might make this work.

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The short answer is not easily…

When the problem is specific to the lens itself it can distort all problems and make it very difficult to clean up. This is worse if you have a lot of parallax or organic objects behind the removing area.
Are you specifically referring to the two vertical dots on the actor’s leg in that image?

For the most part, i’d be looking at doing a simple in-paint in Silhouette, but i’d need to see the entire clip moving to tell how much work is needed here.
It’s not impossible, but it’s probably very fiddly.