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Premiere Pro: Fixing Video Exposure Problems

Rich Harrington

About this course

Even under the best lighting conditions, your footage can have exposure problems. The command to "just fix it in post" is possible to fulfill with the right post-production tools and techniques. This course shows you how to correct issues and improve video with Premiere Pro. Richard Harrington explores various methods for fixing video exposure problems: using effects, adjustment layers, toning, and more. For more complicated footage problems or an extra boost, Richard shows you how to use the more advanced specialized tools in After Effects. Note that these steps based on the capabilities of the Creative Cloud features, but most techniques will also work in older versions of the programs.


Topics include:

  • Fixing white balance and achieving the proper tone
  • Achieving proper tone and restoring the correct saturation
  • Sharpening video
  • Saving corrections as a Look
  • Adjust RGB and use Hue Saturation curves
  • Balancing color with color wheels
  • Relighting a scene using Lighting Effects
  • Stabilizing the exposure
  • Changing color and neutralizing color
  • Removing grain with After Effects
  • Fixing overexposed and underexposed footage
  • Adding a vignette or border
  • Working with raw video, a .R3D file, and a DPX sequence

Curriculum

  • Exercise Files
  • Preview
    Welcome
  • What You Should Know Before Watching this Course
  • Evaluating & Adjusting Images
  • Set Up a Color Correction Workspace
  • Using the Waveform Monitor
  • Using the Vectorscope
  • Using the RGB Parade
  • Preview
    Toggling an Effect to Compare
  • Using Adjustment Layers
  • Adding Masks
  • Making Basic Corrections with the Lumetri Effect
  • Preview
    Applying an Input LUT
  • Fixing Your White Balance
  • Getting a Properly Toned Image
  • Restoring the Correct Saturation
  • Saving Basic Corrections as an Input LUT
  • Making Creative Corrections with the Lumetri Effect
  • Applying a Creative Look
  • Adjusting Filmic Qualities
  • Sharpening Your Video
  • Adjusting Color Stylistically
  • Saving Creative Corrections as a Look
  • Restoring Color & Tone with Curves & Color Wheels
  • Preview
    What is a Curve?
  • Using RGB Curves
  • Using Hue Saturation Curves
  • Balancing Color with Color Wheels
  • Making Secondary Corrections
  • The Role of Secondary Correction
  • Creating a Selection for Secondary Correction
  • Refining a Selection to Avoid Jitter
  • Managing the Lumetri Effects
  • Copying, Pasting, & Removing Attributes
  • Creating Presets
  • Managing Looks & LUTs
  • Other Useful Color & Tone Effects
  • The Levels Effect
  • Relighting a Scene with the Lighting Effects Effect
  • Stabilizing Exposure with the Color Stabilizer Effect in After Effects
  • The Change Color Effect & Change to Color Effect
  • Neutralizing Color with the CC Color Neutralizer in After Effects
  • Controlling Noise & Grain
  • Removing Grain with After Effects
  • Using Red Giant Denoiser
  • Using Neat Video
  • Keyframing Effects
  • When to Keyframe an Effect
  • Adding Keyframes
  • Smoothing Keyframe Transitions with Handles
  • Using Blend Modes to Improve Footage
  • Fixing Overexposed Footage
  • Fixing Underexposed Footage
  • Adding a Stylized Vignette or Border
  • Adding Contrast with a Black & White Effect
  • Working with Raw Video
  • Why Shoot Raw Video?
  • Working with a .R3D File
  • Working with a DPX Sequence
  • Legalizing for Broadcast
  • Why Legalize?
  • Using the Video Limiter Effect
  • Goodbye

About this course

Even under the best lighting conditions, your footage can have exposure problems. The command to "just fix it in post" is possible to fulfill with the right post-production tools and techniques. This course shows you how to correct issues and improve video with Premiere Pro. Richard Harrington explores various methods for fixing video exposure problems: using effects, adjustment layers, toning, and more. For more complicated footage problems or an extra boost, Richard shows you how to use the more advanced specialized tools in After Effects. Note that these steps based on the capabilities of the Creative Cloud features, but most techniques will also work in older versions of the programs.


Topics include:

  • Fixing white balance and achieving the proper tone
  • Achieving proper tone and restoring the correct saturation
  • Sharpening video
  • Saving corrections as a Look
  • Adjust RGB and use Hue Saturation curves
  • Balancing color with color wheels
  • Relighting a scene using Lighting Effects
  • Stabilizing the exposure
  • Changing color and neutralizing color
  • Removing grain with After Effects
  • Fixing overexposed and underexposed footage
  • Adding a vignette or border
  • Working with raw video, a .R3D file, and a DPX sequence

Curriculum

  • Exercise Files
  • Preview
    Welcome
  • What You Should Know Before Watching this Course
  • Evaluating & Adjusting Images
  • Set Up a Color Correction Workspace
  • Using the Waveform Monitor
  • Using the Vectorscope
  • Using the RGB Parade
  • Preview
    Toggling an Effect to Compare
  • Using Adjustment Layers
  • Adding Masks
  • Making Basic Corrections with the Lumetri Effect
  • Preview
    Applying an Input LUT
  • Fixing Your White Balance
  • Getting a Properly Toned Image
  • Restoring the Correct Saturation
  • Saving Basic Corrections as an Input LUT
  • Making Creative Corrections with the Lumetri Effect
  • Applying a Creative Look
  • Adjusting Filmic Qualities
  • Sharpening Your Video
  • Adjusting Color Stylistically
  • Saving Creative Corrections as a Look
  • Restoring Color & Tone with Curves & Color Wheels
  • Preview
    What is a Curve?
  • Using RGB Curves
  • Using Hue Saturation Curves
  • Balancing Color with Color Wheels
  • Making Secondary Corrections
  • The Role of Secondary Correction
  • Creating a Selection for Secondary Correction
  • Refining a Selection to Avoid Jitter
  • Managing the Lumetri Effects
  • Copying, Pasting, & Removing Attributes
  • Creating Presets
  • Managing Looks & LUTs
  • Other Useful Color & Tone Effects
  • The Levels Effect
  • Relighting a Scene with the Lighting Effects Effect
  • Stabilizing Exposure with the Color Stabilizer Effect in After Effects
  • The Change Color Effect & Change to Color Effect
  • Neutralizing Color with the CC Color Neutralizer in After Effects
  • Controlling Noise & Grain
  • Removing Grain with After Effects
  • Using Red Giant Denoiser
  • Using Neat Video
  • Keyframing Effects
  • When to Keyframe an Effect
  • Adding Keyframes
  • Smoothing Keyframe Transitions with Handles
  • Using Blend Modes to Improve Footage
  • Fixing Overexposed Footage
  • Fixing Underexposed Footage
  • Adding a Stylized Vignette or Border
  • Adding Contrast with a Black & White Effect
  • Working with Raw Video
  • Why Shoot Raw Video?
  • Working with a .R3D File
  • Working with a DPX Sequence
  • Legalizing for Broadcast
  • Why Legalize?
  • Using the Video Limiter Effect
  • Goodbye