Standardising light levels on footage shot at different times

Anonymous (not verified)

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
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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

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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