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Bob Ivory
Stage Lighting washout overexposure on only one person
on Oct 8, 2016 at 7:46:58 pm

The stage lighting on a last minute job was too bright on one area of the stage.
Unfortunately is was the on the main artist.
I will fix the lighting problem at the source for future event at this location.

I know overexposure is a point of no return problem.
But... I could use help trying to soften/correct this current video
Some of the new plug ins are unfamiliar to me.
I've used vegas pro 9 on and off for several years.
I've upgraded to vegas pro 14.

I've read many post on color correction and levels.
but my research time is running short.
Thank you. I respect and appreciate all I have already learned just by reading existing posts
here is screen shot.
Thanks,
Bob



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Mike Kujbida
Re: Stage Lighting washout overexposure on only one person
on Oct 9, 2016 at 2:31:38 am

Bob, here's a technique I stumbled across on the Sony Vegas forum a few years ago.

Put 3 filters, a "Invert" (at 100%), "Color Corrector", "Invert" (at 100%).
Then 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.
You can also put a color corrector secondary to select reds and lower the gamma a bit.

Here are two screen shots for you.
The first one is the setting I used.
The second is after my (rather limited) attempt at correction.
I masked the singer on the right so that any adjustments would only affect her.
Feel free to play around as needed. Good luck.





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Bob Ivory
Re: Stage Lighting washout overexposure on only one person
on Oct 10, 2016 at 1:57:03 pm

Thanks Mike,

I'm working to see what improvements I can get with this trick.
Then I need to brush up on masking to leave the rest of the video alone.

..." and another learning journey begins."

Bob


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