Is there a "best" way to adjust lighting conditions within a video clip? I have a clip with terrible lighting conditions and cannot reshoot the scenario.
While I don't expect a perfect solution, I am hoping that there are better approaches than the ones I've been using. If recommendations include third-party plugins, I would appreciate hearing about them, as well.
I have been using the gamma corrector and luma corrector filters. The gamma corrector adjustments in greater values, but seems to only work in discrete steps. So, if the gamma needs to be stepped up or down within a clip, there is a very visible and sometimes jarring visual effect. The luma corrector seems to only be able to increase the brightness level (through a combination of all 5 or 6 variables including brightness, gain, gamma, etc.) before the clip looks washed out.
All CC and Grading should start with "Levels"
You could then go into 3-Way Color Correction.
You could also look at a more powerful CC such as Colorista 2
Thanks for the tips. I will look at the clip again, starting with levels, and also see what's possible with the Colorista trial.
Thanks for your help. The three-way color corrector is better, but Colorista seems amazing.