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Need to lighten dark video clip

Discussion in 'Other video questions' started by gail157, May 29, 2009.

  1. gail157

    gail157 Member

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    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
     
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    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

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    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
     
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    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
     
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    Nothing, as far as I can see.
    What happens when you double click the 'Contrast' filter instead?
     
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    Tried Contrast filter and it works fine. Tried MPlayer eq2 again and got fatal error again.
     
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    yeah! worked great. thank you.
     

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