Ok, so I just got married, and I had a friend video-tape the ceremony and reception for me.
The camera was a Sony PMW-EX3, and I've imported the footage into Final Cut Pro X.
The wedding was outdoors on a beach, and the footage appears quite burnt out. Also, the colours don't quite look right to me.
I'm used to shooting RAW for digital photos, and being able to adjust exposure and colour balance easily - however, I have no idea how to do the equivalent for video, so I'm sort of fumbling along.
The footage currently looks like this:
I had a look at this tutorial (
So I dragged the exposure sliders around a bit, and I got this:
The exposure is still not create, and the colour balance is off though? Anyhow, I did choose to analyse colour balance when I imported the video, so I thought I'd click on "Balance: Analyzed" in the inspector. Then I end up with this:
The above seems quite over-saturated. I thought there might be some equivalent of clicking on a neutral gray for setting white balance, but I can't find it.
What steps would you guys recommend to fix this footage? I'm hoping something can be done...