Standardising light levels on footage shot at different times

clf1605's picture
Last seen: 3 years 8 months ago
Joined: 02/16/2012 - 10:47am

We've shot some scenes in daylight and other scenes later at dusk (due to running out of light!)
How can I even up the light - darken the lighter shots and lighten the darker shots?
I do actually want it to look like dusk is approaching....

birdcat's picture
Last seen: 3 years 3 weeks ago
Joined: 10/21/2005 - 10:09am

You could try ReelPaks from VASST ( or Movie Looks from Magic Bullet (now Red Giant) - or you could just play with the video FX until you get what you want - I would suggest several at once including color corrector, color curves, brightness & contrast and then add whatever else you need (secondary color corrector, fill, HSL, color balance, etc...).

Bruce Paul 7Squared Productions

MediaFish's picture
Last seen: 2 years 3 months ago
Joined: 05/25/2011 - 2:06pm

I always start with Levels and work from there - it seems to always provide the best results (Premier Pro CS5.5).

Jeff Media Fish Productions