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Ken Matson
AGC For Video Level?
on May 31, 2017 at 3:01:43 pm

Is there any plug-in/effect to essentially provide an automatic gain control for the VIDEO LEVEL of a clip/track ? I do a lot of film transfer and this is a constant source of pain - trying to go through and brighten the dark parts and turn down the bright parts. Al my searches lead me to audio stuff - but I wanted something automated for the video level.

I'm in Vegas Pro 13.

THANKS!

KenM
Sound Works R&P


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Graham Bernard
Re: AGC For Video Level?
on Jun 1, 2017 at 7:11:45 am

[Ken Matson] "Is there any plug-in/effect to essentially provide an automatic gain control for the VIDEO LEVEL of a clip/track ?"
What we're after, as you allude to, in AUDIO, is a type of compression, but raising the DARKS and reducing the BRIGHTS.

STOP THE FRONT PAGE!!!

For this I use NewBlue Colorfast2. This has the spectacular voodoo-like result of User-pre-masking areas of HIGHLIGHTS, MIDTONES and SHADOWS to balance the brightness/saturation of the Video - IN REAL TIME! We can add this to the Track Header as an FX or to Events ON the T/L. Checkout their Webbie:

https://www.newbluefx.com/products/filters/colorfast/

For $99US !

Anyways, look at the video samples and the tutorials. There must be a Demo for you to try before you buy. I've been using the various incarnations since 2013.

* Grazie

Video Content Creator and Potter
PC 7 64-bit 16gb * Intel® Core™i7-2600k Quad Core 3.40GHz * 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 Ti
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James Ollick
Re: AGC For Video Level?
on Jun 1, 2017 at 3:15:06 pm

Boris FX also has a solution but at a higher cost than NewBlue. https://web.borisfx.com/helpdocs/?page_id=804

James Ollick


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Marco Baer
Re: AGC For Video Level?
on Jun 2, 2017 at 9:59:05 am

You might also try SeMV Auto Levels (freeware).


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Graham Bernard
Re: AGC For Video Level?
on Jun 2, 2017 at 10:52:06 am

[Marco Baer] "You might also try SeMV Auto Levels"
That's for all the Frame - yes? It wouldn't pick up and change areas of those adjustments for variations within the Frame? NB ColorFast can be designed to focus on areas of "needful" adjustment.

* Grazie

Video Content Creator and Potter
PC 7 64-bit 16gb * Intel® Core™i7-2600k Quad Core 3.40GHz * 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 Ti
Cameras: Canon XF300 + PowerShot SX50HS Bridge


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James Ollick
Re: AGC For Video Level?
on Jun 2, 2017 at 2:06:55 pm

Good to know, thanks Graham.

James Ollick


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Marco Baer
Re: AGC For Video Level?
on Jun 3, 2017 at 5:37:35 pm

"That's for all the Frame - yes?"

Yes, it is.


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Graham Bernard
Re: AGC For Video Level?
on Jun 4, 2017 at 4:59:57 am

Hi Marco, it was Ken's wishes to AGC parts, "brighten the dark parts and turn down the bright parts." from my understanding not total frame that got me to rasies NBCF2:
[Ken Matson] "Is there any plug-in/effect to essentially provide an automatic gain control for the VIDEO LEVEL of a clip/track ? I do a lot of film transfer and this is a constant source of pain - trying to go through and brighten the dark parts and turn down the bright parts."
Neat free plug you suggested! Tried it, liked it for a complete frame adjust.

* Grazie

Video Content Creator and Potter
PC 7 64-bit 16gb * Intel® Core™i7-2600k Quad Core 3.40GHz * 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 Ti
Cameras: Canon XF300 + PowerShot SX50HS Bridge


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Francois Pénzes
Re: AGC For Video Level?
on Jun 4, 2017 at 12:38:51 pm

Hi Marco

Wanted to try out the plug-in. http://www.semw-software.com/en/autolevels/

My anti-virus goes nuts when I try to install.

Anyone else got the same problem ?

Cheers !

PC Win 10 Pro 64-bit 16gb Intel® Core™i7-2600k Quad Core 3.40GHz NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 550 Ti
Cameras: Canon XF305 + Canon XH-A1

''When the cutting stops, the editing begins...''


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James Ollick
Re: AGC For Video Level?
on Jun 3, 2017 at 1:57:45 pm

I also saw this in the list of NewBlue FX that I had purchased in the past. Legal Level, I believe this is what you are looking for.

https://newbluefx.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/209837473-How-to-use-Legal-....

It is part of Essentials Volume 1 for $99.

https://www.newbluefx.com/products/essentials/volume-1/

James Ollick


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