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Editing 101: Color correcting dark areas of a clip.

Using the Ramp and Calculations video effect with a nested sequence By Jeff Schell

This week's podcast is the second in the 2 part series that began with last week's podcast. In this half, podcast host Jeff Schell shows you how to take unevenly lit video that may be too dim, and quickly brighten it up using the Ramp and Calculations video effect with a nested sequence. The Calculations effect uses the transparency common to users of Photoshop or After Effects. Before diving into this podcast, it is recommended to start with part 1 from last week. (Or else the talking dog in the UFO won't make any sense.)

This week is about making the actor brighter. Instead of using the linear ramp, Schell uses the Radial lamp, which gives a brighter area in the circular region.

Schell uses overlay to make the scene lighter. With the overlay belnding mode, gray is completely transparent so anything brighter than gray is brighter and anything darker than gray is darker.

This is part 2 of a 2 part podcast.

To download this week's DMN Podcast for later viewing right click (ctrl Click on Mac) this link and save to disk: podcast_07_200.m4v

Jeff will provide a new Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 video podcast each week.

We invite you to send in your feedback, rants, raves, suggestions, and questions. Contact us here via email at DMNPodcasts AT DigitalMediaOnlineInc DOT com.



Jeff Schell:

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Jeff Schell is a video editor, comedy writer, author, Web designer, technical trainer, actor, and amateur physics geek. As an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) and Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI), Jeff travels across the country teaching video production classes in Premiere Pro, Encore DVD, and After Effects via his website Jeff is the author of Premiere Pro 1.5 Hands-On-Training , and Premiere Pro 2 Hands-On-Training . In addition, Jeff is the tour guide behind the Premiere Pro 2 Essential Training online tutorials at . Jeff also has worked with Adobe in developing questions for their Premiere Pro and After Effects certification exams.

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