I've a video I'm editing up that for some reason the cameras picked up two red dots (a few pixels wide & high) against a black background. Its annoying and I'd like to find a way to take them out in the edit.
Couldn't he make a graphic in a photo editing program that was black and put that on track above the main track. Then in track motion make the black graphic same size as red dots on main track and move those new sized black dots to where the red dots are located. That should work if the dots don't move around.
Perhaps the BCC Dust and Scratches fX plugin would do it or the BCC wire removal. Each would take some work but I think you can use these as a "content aware fill" substitute (perhaps even use them together).
Are the cameras active or fixed. It's a no brainier if fixed. Place a black Generated Media slate on the track below and use the cookie cutter to remove the offending dots. I've done this a few times for my fixed camera track.
All of the above suggestions are similar and all are great, if I could add a refinement of the idea, I would take a copy of the track with the black background, crop it so that it is only a little square, and motion move that portion to cover the areas that you want to hide - that way you are perfectly matching the color of the background, too.
Why not a variation of TreetTops suggestion? . take a still from the offending camera, so the fault is clearly visible and then invert it, so the background is black ( ie transparent) then with a retouch brush in a graphics program, retouch the pixels so these are opaque. Photoshop elements, or PaintShop Pro will do this..
If the fault is in the sky, then you may need to make the pixels sky-blue...to make it less obvious...but you may need a pallet of colours to match many scene situations.
Save these as "Camera-Name+ Colour" so they are easy to apply..... you might create a Named Media Bin to make life easier.
If the pixels are distributed over the scene, then this process needs to be done as separate areas...nightmare starting....I suspect something like Vegas Pro might be [DYOR] able to perform this - a useful correction-feature if not already present.
Then try a video-event, to apply Gaussian Blur, so the pixels are somewhat less distinct.
This shouldn't affect anything below, excepting where the blurred-pixels are present
Text, being "above" should not be affected, but a very short Movie will tell all, before committing too much effort.