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Expanding (and compressing) the luma range with Levels

Expanding (and compressing) the luma range with Levels: Digital Media Foundations
Expanding (and compressing) the luma range with Levels: Digital Media Foundations

Levels adjustments are one of the simpler options in your color toolkit. While they don't offer the subtle nuance of Curves adjustments, they can often provide exactly the result you need, with a simple interface and few clicks of the mouse. Levels controls in video editing applications often allow you to adjust the output range, in addition to adjusting the original media levels. This can help you ensure your media meets broadcast standards. This video explains how.

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