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Error Code:

Production Error - Lens Smudge 


"Lens Smudge" is dirt, oil, debris, etc., which is physically on the camera lens that is visible in the captured image.


Lens Smudge impacts the Content Quality of the asset. Customer experience will be negatively affected if the incurred Lens Smudge is large and severe enough to obscure on-screen action. This issue is rarely creative intent and is a result of dirty equipment during production. Any video derived from this asset will contain Lens Smudge.

Severity Structure:


Minor or indiscernible.


Smudge obscures content on-screen or is very noticeable.

How to Prevent:                          

Use protective filters on lenses and clean often. Re-shoot if noticed on set, in order to have clean footage to work with. 


Affected footage must be corrected, using whatever means necessary.

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