Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjusting the tone of a video clip, part of Lightroom: Working with Video.
…Oftentimes, video is a medium that lacks contrast.…This is because we tend to shoot it with protecting the highlights and the shadows.…So in post, you could put more of that back in.…After all, it's easier to add contrast than it…is to fix a shot with too much contrast.…Now, you've probably gotten used to shooting RAW which is incredibly flexible.…But when you shoot video, it's pretty much back…to the days of shooting JPEG all over again.…This particular shot was shot with a…flat profile on a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.…
So the histogram data actually doesn't have that much contrast.…You'll note that there's a big gap here in the shadows and the highlights.…So, in order to do this, I could take advantage of the tone control.…I can click Auto Tone to let it attempt to best guess.…And that definitely expanded things.…But, I need to put a little bit more contrast in here.…So, as you work with this, you can refine.…And see here, as I click in Contrast, it's…pushing out the histogram and really punching up the blacks.…
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- Adding video to a Lightroom catalog
- Controlling video playback
- Isolating stills from video
- Trimming clips
- Adjusting white balance, color, and tone
- Creating custom develop settings
- Building a slideshow
- Adding watermarks to video
- Exporting video files in a professional format
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Importing Video
2. Viewing Video in Lightroom
3. Adjusting the Aesthetics of a Video Clip in the Quick Develop Module
4. Creating Custom Develop Settings
Developing a proxy frame2m 48s
5. Building a Simple Slideshow with Video
6. Exporting Video Files
Final thoughts1m 56s
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