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Simply drag and drop the “Brightness and contrast” video fx to the clip you want to change. Then just play with the sliders and see what you like. Make sure you preview it on your camcorder lcd atleast. Preferrabbly if you could hook up a monitor that would be great. Use Vegas’ “preview via firewire” Just connect your camcorder, turn it to VCR mode, and hit the button above the preview window.
Your situation begs the question, have you viewed the file on a TV or dedicated video monitor? The best way to know whether it’s the source footage or your comuter monitor that’s too dark is to connect a TV/video monitor to your system and check the output there.