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Old January 25th, 2007, 09:01 PM   #1
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I have several clips that were captured with Sony Z1U and in poor light. Using FCP 5. I have worked with color correction and adding 2 pixel gaussian blur to the blue channel and nothing seems to be working to get it to a respectable level. Any suggestions on how to lighten these clips?
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Old January 26th, 2007, 04:55 PM   #2
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Try the color corrector 3-way and adjust the MIDS up. The BLACKS too if you need.

Clips that are REALLY dark are hard to dig info from.
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Old January 27th, 2007, 07:24 AM   #3
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Thanks Shane. I did find something that seems to work. I copied the clip and moved them up to V2 directly above the dark clip. I right clicked on the copied clip and went to composite mode and selected overlay (screen works too). This seemed to improve the darkness of the clip quite a bit.
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Old January 27th, 2007, 06:21 PM   #4
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Try the color corrector 3-way and adjust the MIDS up. The BLACKS too if you need.

Clips that are REALLY dark are hard to dig info from.
Exactly what I was going to suggest.
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Old March 28th, 2007, 11:12 AM   #5
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I have similar issue, so instead of starting a new thread - thought i'd use this one.

I used the color correction filter to fix the look of the clip - in the preview monitor it looks great. However, when i compress it for the web (using compressor) it came out looking very washed out. This is all viewed on the same monitor.

Is there a way to adjust the preview monitor settings, or will I just need to fudge with the color correction and re-compress until it is correct?
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