program to automatically correct brightness ?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by boku.ronin, Oct 16, 2006.

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    boku.ronin Guest

    Hi there,

    i got a bunch of low-quality videos (mpg, avi) I need to "correct";
    most of these videos are (heavily) overexposed. Is there any program
    that can *automatically* improve the quality of such videos (i.e.,
    doing a brightness correction) ? (i know some programs for pictures,
    which do e.g. a histogram equalization to improve the quality. Is there
    something analogous for videos as well) ?
    i don't really care if the colors are correct or not, i'm mainly
    interested in the brightness.
    as i got many of these videos to correct, and i'm quite a newbie to
    video technology, i would really need a program that can do it
    thanks in advance!!
    boku.ronin, Oct 16, 2006
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    Ray S Guest

    The entry level programs from Adobe, Sony, ect typically all have the
    ability to make quick brighness corretions to media. You can typically
    save a preset if you find a particular setting that works well with your
    footage allowing you to apply it quickly. Get one of their demos and
    give it a try.

    I also believe Virtualdub will allow you to do this as well, but the
    other programs may allow you to do it quicker if dealing with a lot of
    Ray S, Oct 16, 2006
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    Mike Kujbida Guest

    Keep in mind that whatever program you end up using will do nothing to
    restore detail to the blown out (overexposed) highlights. With video, once
    the detail is gone,it's gone forever.

    Mike Kujbida, Oct 16, 2006
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