View Full Version : Increasing the brightness on an entire video

18-01-2008, 02:14 PM
Yes, I know Im going to loose quality, its fine.

Basically we filmed some stuff for our Youth Group, but it was inside at night, and it was dark, and we just need it brightened a little bit in order to make it slightly more "viewable"

I can crank the brightness settings in VLC, but I wanna convert it to DVD, as well as upload it to the Bebo group etc, so yeah...

Any free software recommended (Windows or Linux) that'll do the trick nice & easily & ideally allow me to export it as an XviD Video (Same as it currently is)?



20-01-2008, 12:48 AM

20-01-2008, 08:05 AM
Adobe Premiere and After Effects have filters for altering brightness, contrast etc, either entire clips or frame by frame. Pinnacle studio also does but not to the same extent.

20-01-2008, 09:44 AM
Potentially a little expensive for my tastes... Have begun using Multiquence (From the makers of Goldwave!), so far it seems good, and its able to adjust the brightness! :D

20-01-2008, 10:21 AM
Virtual Dub should do the trick. Use the "levels" filter, which acts as a gamma corrector.

20-01-2008, 10:06 PM
...if not Virtual Dub then Avidemux (http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/) might be worth a look. Can't say I've used it but it was recently updated and has a fair few video filters (http://www.avidemux.org/admWiki/index.php?title=Video_filters) to work with. Cross-platform also.

20-01-2008, 10:52 PM
...or just use VLC to transcode it :p