How to remove text from a video clip with changing background?

Explorer ,
Sep 28, 2020

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Hi.

Background: I have a general grasp of how AE works and have dabbled in a few small projects here and there. I'm proficient with Premiere Pro and Photoshop.

The problem: I have a video clip nvolves AE and I’m not sure how to tackle it. Was hoping maybe someone here has a tip for me.

I need to remove some text that appears for about 5 seconds over a changing background.

You can watch the clip here:

https://streamable.com/12adgu

 

Need to remove:

Antibody
Drug
Conjugates
(ADCs)

 

I did watch some tutorials on how to use Content-Aware fill to remove objects, but in this case it’s not producing good results. At least not for me. Wouldn’t surprise me if I wasn’t doing it right : )

My issues are that (a) it seems I don’t have a good reference frame for the background for content-aware fill to work properly; (b) towards the end of the clip in the link, the background completely transitions through cross-dissolve to a different background, while the text stays.

Any help here would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 28, 2020

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You can try the clone tool, but you're best off re-creating the comp for a background that complex. 

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Explorer ,
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Hey Justin, thanks for the quick reply

Can you just clarify what you mean by "re-creating the comp"?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 29, 2020

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I just mean create a new background video for the title.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Personally I wouldn't waste the time. You could load up that clip, start layering some shape layers with some gradient fills or even load a frame in Photoshop or Illustrator and hide the text layer. If you want some movement a couple more shape layers with some blur and maybe some animated lighting effectgs would recreate that kind of a background fairly easily and you would be done in a half hour or less. Fixing the entire shot including the transitions would probably take me a couple of days and I've been using AE for more than 25 years.

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Sep 29, 2020

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The clip is terrible quality in terms of compression and whatever you could do with cloning or filling would be just a jittery mess. As the others already pointed out, simply re-create it from scratch. No point hanging on to unsuitable source material for at best mediocre results. Even if you don't have access to the original sources it should be pretty easy to find some stock photos or even video of a bunch of blood sample containers and a medical centrifuge and colorize it suitable in that bluish tone.

 

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Explorer ,
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Thanks all! 

I'll follow your suggestions : )

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