CS5.....I was experimenting with AE's Color Correction effects and found their "Levels...dual Controls" to be superior for the look I was going for, more so than Premiere's "ProcAmp" which I have been using.PPs "ProcAmp" worked better than PPs "Levels" for me.
I wanted to raises the black levels specifically without over darkening the rest of the image. I always desaturate and/or shadow/highlight to fill in video that use "ProcAmp" or "Levels...dual Controls"....but find that whatever else I add.....using a base correction of AE's "Levels...dual Controls" works better than PP's "ProcAmp" and "Levels".
Is there any PP color correction that works as well as AE"Levels...dual Controls" on specifically marking dark areas blacker?
This is to create what I perceive as more of a film look, where the black areas are absolute black..
The effect in Ae is called "Levels Individual Controls." The Levels effect in Pr is very much like the Individual Controls version in Ae, but without the histogram built into the plug.
You can use several of the color-correction plugs to make black "absolute black."
The "film look" is most often associated with an s-log curve you can get easily with the RGB Curves effect using the master control.
Thanks, Jim. I experimented with the master control on the RGB curves and it definately achieves what I was going for.