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Need to lighten dark video clip

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#1
Hi,

Can anyone suggest a free, easy to use editing program to lighten a very dark video clip (mpg)? I tried Virtual Dub, using both levels and brightness/contrast filters but preview came out kind of foggy. I saved it anyway as an avi file but the changes didn't show.

What are some other good programs to use?

Thanks!

Gail

Gail
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#2
You can try AviDemux.
Load/drag the mpg file into AviDemux.
Set the sidebar menu:
'Format' = 'MPEG-PS'
'Audio' = 'Copy'
'Video' ='DVD (lavc)'

Under 'Video' click 'Configure' and set the output Aspect Ratio
Under 'Video' click 'Filters' > 'Colors' > 'MPlayer eq2'
Adjust as required and 'OK' and 'Close' back to main screen.
Back at the main screen, click the 'Save' logo and give the output file a name.
Include the extension in the name - e.g. new_file.mpg





#3
Wow, thank you so much for providing the detailed instructions in addition to the name of the program. I confess I downloaded Avidemux but I couldn't figure out how to use it.

Thanks again. I'll give it a try.

Gail

Gail
#4
attar,

I feel really stupid, but I can't seem to get to the contrast, brightness, etc. page. I followed all the steps you gave me and I get all the way to clicking on colors and then selecting MPlayer eq2. But when I click on it,the Brightness screen does not appear. Nothing happened so I double clicked it and I got a fatal error message.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks,

Gail
#5
Quote:
What am I doing wrong?
Nothing, as far as I can see.
What happens when you double click the 'Contrast' filter instead?
#6
Tried Contrast filter and it works fine. Tried MPlayer eq2 again and got fatal error again.

Gail
#7
I'm using version 2.4.3
Download from here and try.

http://www.videohelp.com/tools/AviDemux/old-versions#download
#8
yeah! worked great. thank you.
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