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Old August 13th, 2008, 11:07 PM   #1
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What's the best levels tool in PPro CS3 ?

I shot some footage that I thought was exposed enough but looking back at it in PPro CS3 it's realy under exposed.
I'm new to this program and put myself in the deep end with a project I'm working on and need some advice as to what's the best tool to raise or lower levels?
Seems to be a few tools to use but..... which one gives the best results?
Forgot to say that I have underexposed by about 1 f stop.

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Old August 14th, 2008, 10:10 AM   #2
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Fast Color Corrector provides the standard levels sliders together with a saturation slider within the same control panel - I find it handy to be able to adjust both simultaneously.

Curves rather than Levels may provide a somewhat finer level of adjustment however.

Not sure if all the CS3 level plugins handle superwhites in quite the same way, but it sounds like that's not your problem in this case.

Just my $0.02.
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Old August 14th, 2008, 11:56 AM   #3
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Yes, Fast corrector is alright. And you should open up a reference monitor with RGB parade and check your levels "scientifically".

It may be that your monitor is not properly calibrated, with wrong gamma, so your footage looks underexposed while it in fact is not.
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Old August 14th, 2008, 02:47 PM   #4
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Thanks people,
I have been using fast Color and seems to work.

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Old August 15th, 2008, 08:37 AM   #5
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