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Remove DJi Mavic 2 drone from Insta360 OneX footage …

When your footage doesn’t have any ceiling or moving objects above it’s quite easy to mask out the drone. In Adobe Premiere just extract a frame (Ctrl+Shift+E) :

BackgroundWithDrone

In Photoshop you open the exported frame and select ‘Distort > Polar Coordinates‘ :

DroneRemovalPolarCoordinates2

This will turn the image from Rectangular to Polar and allow you to edit out the drone.

HealingBrush

If you are lazy you can use the Healing Brush (J) but a Clone Stamp (S) does a better job.

Now we turn the picture back into Rectangular with ‘Distort > Polar Coordinates‘ :

DroneRemovalPolarCoordinates3

Depending on how long your drone was and the amount of sky you have to remove select the area and feather it (I used 75 pixels here) :

DroneRemovalSelectAndFeather

If you now delete (Ctrl-X) that area you end up with a clean sky mask :

DroneRemovalCutBackground

Save that as a .PNG (one of the formats that will keep the transparency in alpha) and drop it above your footage in Premiere to see the drone removed :

DroneRemovalAnimation2

Here’s the result :

4 comments

  1. Juste énorme !!!
    C’est pourtant si simple mais il fallait y penser… !!
    Le résultat est juste tellement beau !

    Merci Jean-Marie !!

    Just huge !!!
    It is so simple but you had to think about it … !!
    The result is just so beautiful!

    Thank you Jean-Marie !!

    1. Hi,

      That’s the idea of course.

      In Premiere you can flag that it’s a VR video on export.

      If that’s not possible you have to ‘inject’ the metadata to the file after export.

      Just Google ‘Inject 360 Metadata’, there’s a lot of info about it.

      I’m using the ‘Spatial Media Metadata Injector’ myself if a codec doesn’t allow it :

      https://support.google.com/jump/answer/7044297?hl=en

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