Correcting 'nightshot' footage?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by mrbonk69, May 16, 2007.

  1. mrbonk69

    mrbonk69 Guest

    I recently shot some footage at a 40th birthday party
    that was held outside under marquees etc. It was far too dark to
    shoot normally, so I ended up using 'nightshot' on my DCR-HC96
    camcorder. Now that I have the resultant 'green' footage, what's the
    right way to go about trying to make this look as 'normal' as

    I've managed to get some pretty good results so far in Vegas by using
    the Secondary Colour Correction plugin, but I'm wondering if there's a
    better way to go about it (short of manually recolouring the entire
    thing of course)?

    If I had realised it was going to be so dark, I would have tried to
    'procure' a reasonable light to shoot with beforehand, but......too
    late now :-(
    mrbonk69, May 16, 2007
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  2. mrbonk69

    Mike Kujbida Guest

    Sorry but (other than turning it into a black and white video) there's
    no easy way of doing this other than a LOT of color correction :-(
    Check BillyBoy's site at for some good
    tutorials on color correction.

    Mike Kujbida, May 17, 2007
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