Don't use the effect in the first place? I haven't used it a single time in over 15 years of AE usage nor do I ever use it in Photoshop - it's a surefire way to "crappify" your images. Seriously, learn to do your adjustments with levels, curves etc.. That aside you won't be sble to mimic the behavior of C&B with a single effect. You will need a stack of multiple effects to e.g. Define the Gamma threshold used for the calculations, which again comes back to using levels and other channel effects as well.
Hi, thank you for your help. I almost never, ever use Brightness & Contrast, I always use levels for adjustments. In this specific case, I needed this one, and now I just cannot achieve same look with levels.
can you upload a reduced project file isolating this issue so I may test it in my system?
Hi again guys, I've managed (after 2-3 hours ) to achieve same look with curves. Lesson learned: Never use brightness & contrast ever again
Thank you guys a lot for your help.