3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 29, 2010 1:07 AM by John Cogdell
James Bailey Level 2 Level 2 (230 points)
I shot a little clip using a Canon point and shoot but the lighting isn't right and the whole thing is too dark. I already converted the original file to .m4v. I need a slider or something to add fill light to the entire clip. Then I'll string it with some other clips to make a whole movie, again in .m4v. Can I do this in iMovie, or any other program? Thanks.

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  • John Cogdell Level 5 Level 5 (4,605 points)
    Click on the small gear icon on a clip and choose Video Adjustments from the pop-up menu. In the Inspector that opens, by using the sliders you can make adjustments to Exposure, Brightness, Contrast and Saturation, among other things. There is also a button for Auto adjustments.

    Once satisfied with your changes, you can apply them to other clips in your Project. Right-click (Control-click) on the clip that you've changed and select Copy. Click on another clip, go to the menu item Edit and select Paste Adjustments, then Video. You can select a range of clips by Command-clicking on each clip (if non-contiguous), or clicking on the first clip then Shift-clicking on the last clip in the sequence (if contiguous). Then Paste Adjustments as I described. All the selected clips will now have the same adjustments applied to them. These instructions probably won't apply to you as you are editing just the single clip, but may help others wishing to make video adjustments to numerous clips.

    John

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  • James Bailey Level 2 Level 2 (230 points)
    Dude you are so smart. Thanks for the help.
  • John Cogdell Level 5 Level 5 (4,605 points)
    My pleasure James - glad it helped!

    John