For a recent event, I used an HD camcorder that I hadn't used before. I ran it in full auto mode. In several of the resulting recordings, the camera darkened the image (reduced the aperture) due, evidently, to some backlight source. Thus, my video has times where the picture darkens, then lightens back up, repeating the cycle at random intervals (see the example). Within PPro, I've tried Auto Levels, and that does keep things at more or less the same brightness, but at the expense of accurate hue (blues turn purple, etc.). Auto Color and Auto Contrast behave similarly. My question is this... is there any "easy" (i.e., non-keyframing) fix either within Premiere or, worst case, After Effects? Any and all assistance would be GREATLY appreciated!
It looks like the iris is shuting down for no reason,there is no backlight apparently. Anyway, In my (little)experience, I've been using lighting effects combined with keyframing and got good results in kind of same situation.
No instant solution for this.
You can cut the clip up in light and dark sections.
Adjust them and connect them with a dissolve.