i believe that this is actually how the deleted scenes will look on the blu ray. based on this:
i just want to say that this is not my contribution, i found it on reddit. if this is breaking a rule i will remove it.
but it looks like it is just gonna be a time code in the top left, which i don’t believe will be that hard to remove. it is a box. all you have to do is screen-shot some frames before and after, put them together in photoshop/gimp and keyframe them into the video via after effects. that is a lot easier to do with the burned in time code than it is with the box watermarks.
What you’re talking about is essentially rotoscoping it out (and there are much more professional tools for doing that), and it’s by no means easy. There is no ‘before and after’. It’s there for these entire scenes. Even if the camera moves and reveals that portion, it’s a huge box and the angle will be off.
If the box watermark you’re referring to is the safety area display, it would have theoretically been outside the area we’re looking at, though I haven’t confirmed that. It would mean a reduced resolution, but no big deal in comparison.
Still, thanks for sharing. The rules might be a bit unforgiving until the BD comes out, I’m not sure. But generally speaking, an off screen capture like that is pretty non-threatening as far as copyright concerns go.