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Stacy Solis
Fixing this Bad Exposure (Freeze Frame)
on Feb 24, 2011 at 12:31:35 am



Hey Guys,
I'm working on a Music Video with a shot that's overexposed. (above) Could anyone help on advice to fix the bad exposure in this shot? I tried color correcting it, but I don't know much about color correcting. I did my best but this is the original shot. The exposure is pretty bad.

If anyone could help me out, it'd be greatly appreciated!

Thank You,

-Stacy :]


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Sam Cole
Re: Fixing this Bad Exposure (Freeze Frame)
on Feb 24, 2011 at 12:45:15 am

Send it to 'Color'. Use the Luminance curve and pull the top 95% down while leaving the 100% where it is. This will allow you to 'stretch' detail out of the overexposed area.
Then maybe some secondary correction to put a bit of blue in the sky.

Sam Cole
On line Mastering Facility
FCP, Avid, Adobe
Sydney, Australia


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Andrew Kimery
Re: Fixing this Bad Exposure (Freeze Frame)
on Feb 24, 2011 at 1:29:23 am

You can try brining down the highlights like Sam suggested but you'll only be able to recover detail if there is detail left to recover. Since so much of the frame is most likely gone (the sky, the buildings, the side walk, even the actor's foot) there isn't very much you can do. Bringing up the blacks and mids on the properly exposed portion of the shot will make the difference a little less drastic, but, man, the shot is in pretty poor shape.


-Andrew

3.2GHz 8-core, FCP 6.0.4, 10.5.5
Blackmagic Multibridge Eclipse (6.8.1)



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Rafael Amador
Re: Fixing this Bad Exposure (Freeze Frame)
on Feb 24, 2011 at 4:51:15 am

Agree.
Use the Luma Curve in Color.
If things haven't been clipped at 100%, you will be able to recover something.
Don't forget to uncheck the "Broadcast safe" to see if there is really something recoverable.
rafel

http://www.nagavideo.com


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jon smitherton
Re: Fixing this Bad Exposure (Freeze Frame)
on Feb 24, 2011 at 6:58:17 am

Haven't tried, but try Captains blowout fixer:
http://pistolerapost.com/pluginz/index.html
Jon



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Wayne Marx
Re: Fixing this Bad Exposure (Freeze Frame)
on Feb 24, 2011 at 1:35:41 pm

Worst case:...

Since it's a music video, you can make it an effect - use a nice glow filter to really bloom out the highlights, make it B&W if necessary and make a whole 'look' out of it.

W


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Andrew Kimery
Re: Fixing this Bad Exposure (Freeze Frame)
on Feb 24, 2011 at 6:53:06 pm

Good point Wayne. Like they say in the computer field, it's not a bug it's a feature!


-Andrew

3.2GHz 8-core, FCP 6.0.4, 10.5.5
Blackmagic Multibridge Eclipse (6.8.1)



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Stacy Solis
Re: Fixing this Bad Exposure (Freeze Frame)
on Mar 9, 2011 at 6:51:49 am

Hey everyone,
Thank you for all your help, it's much appreciated. I did my best to the clip and I wanted to share with you guys, so if you'd like you can watch the video below :D







Thank You Again,
Stacy Solis


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