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One of our mates fell under the spell of the hypnotist last week and the only footage we have is from a mobile phone but its all dark

 

We have 29 clips and US mates are desperate to LIGHTEN them up properly but we have no idea.. They are so dark

 

Tried in Video wave but no success

 

Can anyone help because this is priceless to us to watch a mate being torn to shreds

 

Cheers

 

Steve

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One of our mates fell under the spell of the hypnotist last week and the only footage we have is from a mobile phone but its all dark

 

We have 29 clips and US mates are desperate to LIGHTEN them up properly but we have no idea.. They are so dark

 

Tried in Video wave but no success

 

 

When you say you tried in VW, I imagine you tried the Brightness/Contrast settings? I had a few really dark clips that I was able to brighten up in VW by adding the clip and then adding an effect like Cool Colors (or Black and White effect, just make sure it is one with the Color Adjustment sliders), then adding the same clip as an overlay to the exact same position in the timeline and then adding the Cool Colors effect again. This way I could adjust the Brightness/Contrast settings 3 times. Play with the transparency of the overlay of your clip and the Brightness/Contrast settings. I was surprised how much detail I could get; it took some tinkering, though. I guess it really depends on how dark the clips are, sometimes they are just too dark.

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When you say you tried in VW, I imagine you tried the Brightness/Contrast settings? I had a few really dark clips that I was able to brighten up in VW by adding the clip and then adding an effect like Cool Colors (or Black and White effect, just make sure it is one with the Color Adjustment sliders), then adding the same clip as an overlay to the exact same position in the timeline and then adding the Cool Colors effect again. This way I could adjust the Brightness/Contrast settings 3 times. Play with the transparency of the overlay of your clip and the Brightness/Contrast settings. I was surprised how much detail I could get; it took some tinkering, though. I guess it really depends on how dark the clips are, sometimes they are just too dark.

Thanks Karri

 

Wuill give it a go

 

Cheers

 

Steve

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