2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 29, 2009 7:35 AM by the_wine_snob

    Movie overexposed

      Hi
      I recently were in the Swedish alps and did some filming while skiing. Sadly when I got home I noticed that all the movies have been overexposed and I now wonder if there is somehow I can fix this in PE 7?
      Thanks
      Roland
        • 1. Re: Movie overexposed
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional
          You can't fix pixels that aren't there, Roland. So, if you're video is a little dark or a little light, you may be able to fix it by applying the Shadow/Highlight effect.

          But if your picture is completely blown out with over or under exposure, there's unfortunately no way to fix it.
          • 2. Re: Movie overexposed
            the_wine_snob Level 9
            Roland,

            You might be able to improve the footage, albeit slightly, by placing your footage on Video Track 1 and a copy of it on Video Track 2. Play with the Opacity of the Clips on VT2 and monitor any improvement. It will be slight, and with blownout highlights you will never fully recover much detail. However, along with Steve's tips, plus this method, you might get material, that you can live with. The Levels Effect can also help - a little.

            Up to a point, underexposed footage is a bit easier to deal with and Highlight & Shadow, plus some video noise reduction can do more to save the footage, than with overexposure.

            It will probably come down to using several Effects, and then living with the results. Do not expect miracles.

            Good luck,

            Hunt