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Mark KruegerCorrecting video shot without ND filter
by on Apr 2, 2012 at 2:06:30 pm

I need to try to correct some footage of a wedding that was taken in bright sun and no ND filter. Fortunately it is just a very short segment as the bride and groom exit the church albeit an important segment that I would like to get as good as possible.
Any suggestions to what I can do with vegas 11 to help.


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Steve RhodenRe: Correcting video shot without ND filter
by on Apr 2, 2012 at 3:53:42 pm

FBmn Software Exposure is an effective plugin for things like that.
And if you cant get that, you can simply use Vegas Color Curves.

Steve Rhoden
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Film Editor & Compositor.
Filmex Creative Media.
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Stephen MannRe: Correcting video shot without ND filter
by on Apr 2, 2012 at 6:32:25 pm

If the whites are completely blown out, then there is no video data there to recover.

Steve Mann
MannMade Digital Video
http://www.mmdv.com


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Frederic BaumannRe: Correcting video shot without ND filter
by on Apr 2, 2012 at 8:24:51 pm

Many thanks Steve for the reference to FBmn Software!

Mark, the web site is http://www.fbmn-software.com/en/exposure.html. If you are reluctant to download and install the plug-in, instead you may post a still of your movie here, I will be pleased to apply the effect on it and post the result back in this thread.

Best regards,
Frederic - FBmn Software

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Nigel O'NeillRe: Correcting video shot without ND filter
by on Apr 3, 2012 at 2:30:48 am

Colour curves and fbmn software exposure will correct lightly blown out details, but not excessive blow outs. I do a lot of theatre work with spot lights and we sometimes have to expose the highlights at expense of the surrounding detail. ND filters are a must outdoors.

You could try and mask the camera operator's mistake by applying a Vegas soft contrast filter with a vignette and heavy tint (it is one of the standard presets) with a colour curve adjsutment, and make it appear to be an intentional effect.

My system specs: Intel i7 970, 12GB RAM, ASUS P6T, Vegas Pro 10e (x32/x64), Windows 7 x64 Ultimate, Vegas Production Assistant 1.0, VASST Ultimate S Pro 4.1, Neat Video Pro 2.6


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Mark KruegerRe: Correcting video shot without ND filter
by on Apr 3, 2012 at 12:56:04 pm

OK Here is a frame shot:



Looking forward to seeing what you can do! Mark


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Frederic BaumannRe: Correcting video shot without ND filter
by on Apr 3, 2012 at 6:39:56 pm

Thanks for the still. As illustrated with the histogram shown below, the initial data are actually quite burned and a good part of them stick to the maximum of 255, for which nothing but magic can be done :-)

So below is the original vs. what I get.

Frederic

Original:


FBmn Software Exposure GPU 3.0:


Histogram of the original picture:



Settings for FBmn Exposure GPU (needs to be version 3.0, the earlier ones do not have the Saturation control):



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FBmn Software: Professional GPU-powered plug-ins to fix White Balance and Exposure issues in a few clics.
Color-matching made easy with the ColorMatch plug-in.

Want to learn on Sony Vegas Event Pan/Crop tool? Watch my tutorial.
Or about Keyframes? Watch this one. French version here.


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Mike KujbidaRe: Correcting video shot without ND filter
by on Apr 3, 2012 at 3:06:02 am

Here's a technique to try, courtesy of user "malowz" on the Sony Vegas forum.

Put 3 filters, "Invert" (at 100%), "Color Corrector", "Invert" (at 100%).
Lift up the gamma of the color corrector in the middle.
This darkens highlights first, in the logarithmic fashion, more like a "iris closing" way.


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