Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Improving faded historical video, part of Repairing and Enhancing Video.
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…One area that I spend a lot of time working on is…documentary style productions, and I often have historical footage to work with.…There are lots of tricks to fixing photos, but not as much out there for video.…What I want to show you are some things I often…do to a historical clip to make it look better.…Remember, the goal here is to not make it look like it's modern,…but to remove any of the distractions that are inherent in the footage itself.…Let's have a look.…I'm going to take a classic…shot of world history, and, you know, great moment in time.…
And we're going to go ahead and clean this up a little bit.…I'll add it to a new composition. And lets set this to 100%.…Its pretty critical to look at the footage on its own.…Now, earlier you learned about using things like grain reduction, but I'm going…to actually leave that in tact because I think its part of the character.…But I'm going to use a series of pretty straight forward adjustments.…One of the ones that I like to do is take advantage of an auto…
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- Reviewing the retoucher's toolbox
- Stabilizing footage
- Fixing alignment
- Retiming footage
- Removing lens distortion
- Using rotoscoping to enhance footage
- Recovering exposure
- Color grading with Photoshop
- Converting to black and white
- Creating a film or painterly look
- Adding depth of field
Skill Level Intermediate
After Effects Apprentice 12: Tracking and Keyingwith Chris Meyer3h 54m Intermediate
After Effects CC Essential Trainingwith Ian Robinson14h 52m Appropriate for all
1.The Retoucher's Toolbox
2. Restoration in Action: Video
3. Changing the Speed of Video
4. Correcting for Lens Distortion
5. Using Rotoscoping to Enhance Footage
Advanced roto workflow17m 8s
6. Recovering Video with Exposure
Recovering exposure10m 55s
7. Stylizing Footage
Final thoughts1m 12s
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