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Remove TV Logo?

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Dan Thomas (DAGWare) Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
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Feb 9, 2013 7:28 AM

I should start this out by saying that I'm a hobbiest, and a newbie to anything other than fairly basic editing. I am, however, a computer programmer, so I'm certainly not a luddite. I have the latest versions of FCPX and Compressor.


I have some videos that have various kinds of logos in one of the corners, placed there by the TV channels that broadcast them. I'd like to obscur or remove the logos, as best as I can (I don't expect miracles). I know how to blur them, and how to "black-box" them. But it seems to me there's got to be other ways of doing this, especially for the kinds of logos that are just monochrome letters with degrees of transparency.


Can someone point me to some links that can teach me some techniques that might help? I remember reading something about color channels, or chroma, or something like that, but at the time that stuff went over my head. Now I'd like to learn.


The problem is, I don't even know what terms I should be searching for, so I can start learning. Any help would be appreciated.





iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • BenB Level 5 Level 5 (7,535 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 10:21 AM (in response to Dan Thomas (DAGWare))

    All you can do is blur, box, or semi-camoflauge it.  You'll need SliceX from CoreMelt to make it easier.

  • BenB Level 5 Level 5 (7,535 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 1:29 PM (in response to Dan Thomas (DAGWare))

    Try using the "Object Remover" for that TV Logo.


    There is no easy way to remove something from a video clip without sophisticated rotoscoping.  Basically you have to repaint over it.  Object Remover in SliceX does this in a very basic form.


    Also, be sure you have legal rights to remove that logo and use those clips.


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