How to Remove People or Objects from Your Drone Footage

Need to get rid of something in a shot? Object removal is a common VFX task.

it can help tell your story by removing things that don’t fit in the video. There are several ways to accomplish this in Resolve.

Because drone footage tends to have a nice ground plane visible, using the planar tracker as described in this video can help you get a great track and make using the paint tools very easy for removing a static object.

In the video, Leon mentions using the clone multistroke tool and setting the stroke duration before you start painting. You can also use the stroke tool, which defaults the duration to the whole clip – just be sure to then set your paint mode to clone.

In this video from Team 2 Films, you’ll learn about:

  • 00:00 Why this is a challenge
  • 00:46 Removing Stationary Objects
  • 05:05 Removing Moving Objects
  • 11:50 Reviewing the Results

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