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Equalize color impression of many clips of a video?

I'm quite a beginner in Video editing, however - let's say I am editing a video with many clips in the timeline - from different cameras / sources. Whats the term called for correcting the colors of ...
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How to adjust video histogram using ffmpeg?

I have a dark video and'd like to adjust its histogram. In a graphical editor I've found the values of the color levels that enhance video contrast. How to set this level values in ffmpeg?
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How does color management work, fundamentally?

I have watched hours of videos on the subject, but I just can't understand it without a slightly deeper explanation. If it helps you to explain, my production software of choice is DaVinci Resolve. I ...
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How do you achieve this soft/glowish low contrast black and white look?

Watched La Haine 4k version the other day and was captivated by how BFI gave the film a much low contrast soft look in comparison to criterion hard contrast look. I know lightning plays a vital role ...
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Adjusting video to background color

I am planning to convert a video to gif and use it as a background on the website (gif bc using google sites, lmk if aware of better options). The default background color on the website is X (in RGB ...
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After effects: How can I track motion AFTER applying saturation?

Disclaimer, I'm relatively new to After effects: Here is the problem, I need to track this lens flare: Its very hard to do, however my thought was to apply some color correction in order to make it ...
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Recovering from an Automatic White Balanced mishap

I’m editing some video (and audio) I captured at an outdoor wedding a couple of weeks ago. I shot it with a consumer-grade Canon camera, but I had Automatic White Balance turned on. I did not shoot a ...
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Confusion about Floating Point in Color Space Transforms

To explain my confusion I'm going to use an example with a hypothetical sensor which clips at a max 1000% scene linear reflectance and crushes blacks at 0% light (I know there is no such thing as 0% ...
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After Effects: gradient overlay on multiple shape layers

I have a basic animation in After Effects which I want to export in a white version, a black version, and a colored version with a gradient. A frame of the animation is shown here: I can link all the ...
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Change color to look as how a color blind person sees

I use DaVince Resolve and I want to color modify a video in order to show how a person with protanopia sees (protanopia is a form of color blindness). For that purpose I need to change these colors: ...
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angle of skin tone line on vectorscope

Some vectorscopes have a skin tone line to guide the correct color of human skins. However other vectorscope such as that built in FFmpeg does not have the skin tone line. Is there a standard of the ...
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Premiere export colors

I know I am not the first, but I also have terrible problems with making the export with (latest) Premier Pro in an iMac. I looked through a lot of forums and I cannot find a solution anywhere… As you ...
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Manual white-balance for non-neutral lighting

When you put an 18% gray card under, for example, an incandescent light, it's not supposed to look neutral gray. It's supposed to look orangish-gray, like your eyes see it (because it's reflecting ...
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X-Rite Video Color Matching gives Strange Results

I’m attempting to grade some footage from a C100, with the aid of X-Rite’s Video color match card, in DaVinci Resolve. Below is a screen grab of the ungraded footage. And here is what I get when ...
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White balance vs color correction

I understand that it is a newbie question and if googled there are tons of articles regarding this, yet I am a bit confused with the answers given. So, in every video post production there is almost ...
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Even out fluctuating exposure on old video

I'm trying to restore this old Charlie Chaplin snippet: https://imgur.com/45Fhb6O I have trouble with the exposure of the clip, it fluctuates from brighter to darker. I want the exposure have an even ...
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X-Rite i1Display Pro - Gives my MacBook Pro a greenish tint - What am I doing wrong?

I ordered an X-Rite i1Display Pro and was excited to see the corrections of colours of my old MacBook Pro (mid-2014). Well... I got somehow disappointed and now I cannot really trust i1Display Pro, ...
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ffmpeg vf scale shifts colors to washed out

Im trying to scale video down. No matter what I do the colors are always washed up as a result. original: After scaling: Code I run for it ffmpeg -i input.mkv -vf scale=1028:-1 output.mkv log: log ...
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Color correct to compensate for low blue

Everytime I create a video,it looks good in a normal screen but considering half of the people have the low blue light effect enabled, I would like to balance somehow the colors of my videos to ...
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How can I create a LUT on Linux with free and open source software?

I use Linux for everything media production. I shoot RAW and process images with Darktable. Now that I've started making videos too (4K ProRes), I need to apply a LUT to them in post. This requires ...
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Correct gamma for SMPTE ST-2084 EOTF

I recently purchased an Apple Pro XDR display that has an HDR reference mode specified as follows: HDR Video (P3-ST 2084) Use this mode for 4K or ultra high-definition video production workflows up ...
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Scale Video, Without 'ffmpeg Scaler' converting colorspace from RGBA to YUV

I have a video in RGBA space contained in MPNG codec. Which is in 4K. I need to Convert that into a 1080p File... SO i Used this - ffmpeg -i input.mkv -vcodec libx265 -vf scale=1920:1080 -sws_flags ...
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Apply the parameters of automatic color balance to another clip

I took several shots with a camera without the ability to white balance the shot. In one take, Final Cut Pro's automatic color balance works very well. I would like to apply those same settings to the ...
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Color profiles in videos

Does the AV-Kit of macOS use the color profiles that may be in the metadata of video files of some formats such as MP4? I am the manual author for GraphicConverter from lemkesoft and need to explain ...
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Color loss and grayish after downscaling using ffmpeg

Forgive me for I'm new to here, but I've been searching for solutions all the day, yet still puzzled by this problem. I try to downscale a 3840*2160 video to 1080p, and here's what I first did: ...
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How can I correct shadow/highlight with free software?

I have this short video and I'm trying to decrease the highlights on it since there are some overexposed areas in it. I know some Adobe products have this shadow/highlight feature (I know it from ...
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Why a color grading suite needs high CRI lamps?

I'm building a color correction suite. Among the requirements, I read that it needs to be lit using 6500K lamps with CRI 90 or higher. Which are pretty hard to find in my location. I totally ...
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Davinci Resolve 15 - color correction of whole tracks

I have a video project which I have cut and edited and now I want to adjust color (temperature) of one track that contains clips from one camera (2nd track contains clips from 2nd camera), I know it ...
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Where is video color vector scope in Apple Motion?

Color vector scope views are very useful for grading color more objectively. I can find it easily in FCPX 10.4.6, but where can I find it in Motion? (currently using 5.4.3)
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Lighting in footage oscillates between warm tones and greenish tones

This is my first time posting on this forum. I do a lot of flatlay filming, timelapses, and my videos tend to have lots of cuts. I've noticed that my film gradually shifts between purple tones to ...
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Color-correcting super 8 video from 1975

I've got some super 8 video from 1975 that I had digitized, and the color is pretty wonky (here's a screen capture, we're actually skiing down a snow-covered road) I assume it's the film itself and ...
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How do I remove video scan lines in DaVinci Resolve (or Fusion?)

I have little-to-no prior video editing experience, but am trying to edit together a video from when a friend and I flew in a full-motion flight simulator for a website. I shot the video with my DSLR, ...
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Correct export in Premiere to Vimeo & YouTube in FULL RANGE 0-255

I'm working in Adobe Premiere on some sequences (Full HD, Progressive, 8bit). In these sequences I added also some matte black backgrounds and after effects comps with black background and other ...
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Source ProRes 422 Proxy / Edit / Export to ProRes 422 proxy?

Wondering what exporting best practice is when working on source clips that are captured ProRes 422 Proxy. I've c-corrected/graded these clips in DaVinci. When it's time to 'Add to Render Queue', do ...
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Loss of Colour Detail After Premiere Pro Render

I've been struggling with this issue for a while now as I record and upload video game footage onto YouTube. I record using OBS Studio then usually edit/render the video in Premiere Pro before ...
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How to combine ffmpeg vf commands for resizing and color correction?

I'm currently using the following batch script to run an ffmpeg command: @echo off title Convert videos to Mp4 h.264 with FFMPEG. echo This script will find all video files of a given extension then ...
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Reapply video color autocorrection

Video camera has a brightness correction algorithm and it was used incorrectly. So I want to apply similar algorithm to the video. The video is static (camera stays in place and doesn't move) but ...
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White balance auto-adjusted half way through recording

Unbeknownst to me at the time, the camera I was using to record a talking head (so fixed environment and lighting) seems to have drastically altered its colour temperature part-way through recording. ...
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Why use Lumetri scopes?

I've never fully understood what histograms in LR/PS and Lumetri scopes in PP are telling me so perhaps this is why I don't understand the need for them but why can't I just look at the image and see ...
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Leaving white balance for post-processing. Is it a bad idea?

I am new to video. I have a HandyCam (CX405). I don't like trusting in the auto-white balance because it is variable and unpredictable, but changing manually between indoor/outdoor or doing re-...
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Color Correction filter to dull/desaturate Video

Novice w/ After Effects, but here it goes...I am looking to emulate the style/technique from this website background video https://y.co/ Is there a color correction effect to create this look? Or is ...
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Color grading basics

I am fairly experienced with video editing, but I know embarrassingly little about color grading. Can anyone recommend any resources that can help me get started? (I typically use Premiere Pro)
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How to emphasize a faint white line among a yellow background?

I'm a total beginner at video editing and I filmed a video of a particle detector that I made. The particle made a very faint white line in the yellow background. I would like to post the screenshot, ...
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The videos I uploaded to a Facebook canvas are discolored. Any thoughts on why?

I built a Facebook canvas advertisementwith a mixture of image, video, and carousel elements. When you first load the canvas element, the video elements match the other imagery used in the ad well. ...
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ffmpeg Color Correction: Gamma, Brightness and Saturation

How is ffmpeg used with a video filter circa 2017 to adjust gamma/contrast, brightness and saturation? Stack Exchange resources that are a few years old point to the filter mp=eq2=, but it seems to ...
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Unhappy with wedding videography production - want expert opinions to provide an independant view [duplicate]

I recently got married and i'm very unhappy with the finally product by the videography firm who basically feel the case is closed. I am looking to take these to court but want some additional ...
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What are Grey Balls used for?

I know that a Grey Card is used for the white balance of the camera, but whate are the Grey Balls used for? On big Productions, there is usually a guy (what is his job?) that holds up a grey ball and ...
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Color correction/grading then editing in Premiere

I'm trying to incorporate color correction/grading into my Adobe Premiere CC workflow. I have an x-rite color checker, and have had some success calibrating in Davinci Resolve Lite, but I don't want ...
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What's the mac software or plugin for filters like those?

I was wondering what software do the professionals use to apply filters like THIS. Modern series like the ones Netflix is making are another example that use those kind of nice movie filters. So if ...
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Better LUT directions for Canon dSLR?

A year ago I came across a web page describing how to set up a better “pro use” LUT on the camera, that would get better shadow detail recorded. This was a LUT used in more professional situations ...
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