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Old March 17th, 2010, 03:25 AM   #1
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Video equivalent to Levelator in audio?

Hi all the experts out there,

I have video clips that are shot with the camera placed on automatic exposure. Those scenes pans from very bright to very dark. AND because the camera was on auto mode, the exposure varies by the second - I am trying to even out the lighting in the clips.

If you do audio and have used the Levelator - you will know what I need. Levelator fixes wildly fluctuating human voice to a more even sound.

Does anybody knows of an equivalent tool to do that for lighting in a video? PC based, please. I can't use the standard exposure control in my NLE (EDIUS) - because the lighting changes by the second - too fast - and too much to adjust (on a frame by frame).

Thank you.
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Old March 17th, 2010, 02:04 PM   #2
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"Auto Levels" in Premiere works this way. It's actually why I don't like it, but it should do what you want.
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Old March 19th, 2010, 12:11 PM   #3
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I tested Premiere CS4 Auto Levels filter on my clip. It does not work - the lighting did not show much changes (or what my expectations of what it is supposed to be). The clip is about 15 seconds long - and the light changes from bright to dark somewhere around the 6 seconds mark. Can I make the 2nd half brighter (comparable with the first part)?
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