Vignetting


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Vignetting

In this shot, I've got a nice piece of footage of a businesswoman turning and looking at us. She is bright, she is in the foreground, we have a dark bookcase around her. Let's say I want to heighten this effect, her bright, the corners dark. This is known as a Vignette Effect, kind of based off of what old cameras and what old footage looks like. Here is candidate for a lighting layer to give me that effect. It has different values around the outside than it does around the inside. The problem is that they are the opposite of what I want. It's dark in the middle and bright on the outside. I want it to be bright in the middle and dark in the outside. Well, let's simple enough.

Let's select it. Choose Effects > Video Filters > Channel > Invert. Not only does this invert my colors, which by the way is more appropriate and gets me closer to flesh tones, it inverts the values. Now I'm bright in the middle and dark on the outside. Select this clip, put it into...

Vignetting
Video duration: 1m 43s 36m 42s Intermediate

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Vignetting provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the Final Cut Pro: Lighting Effects in Post

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Video
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Final Cut Pro
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