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Stefan LaToure
Background over saturated.
on Dec 11, 2010 at 2:57:48 am

I was wondering if there are any tutorials out there, or someone can help me, on how to fix over saturated footage? An example is when you are filming from the inside and the window isn't covered and is over blown or too bright? Oh yeah, the footage is HD if that matters.

Thanks!

Stefan LaToure

Stefan LaToure
Director/Editor


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Michael Sacci
Re: Background over saturated.
on Dec 11, 2010 at 4:28:03 am

That is not over saturated, that is over exposed. If the footage is blown out there is not much you can do about that, you can lower the highlights to legal limits but that doesn't give you back the detail. There are some plugins that help ease the pain but they are not a fix.


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Stefan LaToure
Re: Background over saturated.
on Dec 11, 2010 at 4:36:36 am

Ok cool. I kind of figured that but figured I would ask the experts. Can you point me in the direction of some of those plugins please? Thanks!

Stefan LaToure

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Phil Balsdon
Re: Background over saturated.
on Dec 11, 2010 at 5:36:53 am

The problem is in the way it was shot. Over exposed areas that appear as white have no color information for plug ins to reference for a fix.

You can try Captain's Blowout Fixer, http://pistolerapost.com/pluginz/

Talk to your cameraman and ask him to try and avoid this situation in the future. ie reposition the shot or light it appropriately.

Cinematographer, Steadicam Operator, Final Cut Pro Post Production.
http://www.steadi-onfilms.com.au/


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Michael Sacci
Re: Background over saturated.
on Dec 11, 2010 at 5:56:35 am

That was the filter I was thinking of. If it is really blown out it is impossible to make it look good, but you can make it look less bad.


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Phil Balsdon
Re: Background over saturated.
on Dec 11, 2010 at 6:05:23 am

I like that Michael, "Less Bad".

Cinematographer, Steadicam Operator, Final Cut Pro Post Production.
http://www.steadi-onfilms.com.au/


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Background over saturated.
on Dec 11, 2010 at 7:11:16 am

I saw no link to any image, so I have absolutely no idea what this footage looks like. If it's actually oversaturated, you simply have to reduce the saturation using the 3-way color corrector.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Stefan LaToure
Re: Background over exposed
on Dec 28, 2010 at 2:02:00 am

Hey everyone! Hope you had a great Christmas!!!! Here are a couple of images with the background over exposed. The one I am trying to fix is actually worse. Thanks!






Thanks for the help!

Stefan LaToure
Director/Editor


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