Remove text from video

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Job Description

This is a computer vision project rather than an OCR project.

We have videos that have static text in them that needs to be removed. The text does not move or change size, but can appear and disappear.

To remove the text we would ideally like to have the background extend through to where the text is so it looks like the text has been lifted off. The background is either a solid colour or a gradient.

A nice to have, although it might not be practical is to only remove words, if a segment of text has just numbers and special characters it should not be removed.

Source video is mp4 and output should be mp4, the video does have an audio track.

The utility should be command line and run on both OSX and Linux. We are open to the technology used, but it must be mainstream so that we can have the software maintained in the future.

The software should not have lots of complicated dependencies and should be easy to install.

Detailed debugging output should be generated.

Please get in touch if this is a project that you feel you can undertake, I would then like to talk through the requirements with you, if we proceed I will then produce a detailed specification based on our discussions for a fixed price quote.

If you do get in touch please include examples of work that you feel is relevant to this project and a high level outline of how you would approach this task.