Final Cut Express 2, colour correction

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  1. aethier macrumors 6502a

    aethier

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    Final Cut Express 2, colour correction

    Hello, I am on vacation in France, and just got back to the place I am staying, (I went to Normandie to see the D-Day beaches and museums etc, as my grandfather landed there. Anyways I got it all on video. I just imported it to imovie, and noticed that on my camera I have accidentally hit a button that adjusts the level of light intake, and pretty much ruined the colour of the footage. I am wondering if I can use Final Cut Express 2, to correct the colour and make it look normal. If so how

    Thanks,
    aethier

    Here is a sample of what it looks like; the white blob in the background is really a beige building...
     

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  2. mymemory macrumors 68020

    mymemory

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    I do not think so at all. You could play a bit with the contrast but what is lost is los. I mean, by color correcting you won't see what is not already there. Colour correction is to change the color of something from a light green to a darker one as long you still having the details and shapes of the object, but your images are over expose, the glare is too strong.

    Maybe you can give some contrast and give some more color to the rest of the picture, that is what you can do but do not expect miracles.
     
  3. aethier thread starter macrumors 6502a

    aethier

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    I know that is the problem, i accidentally adjusted the exposure of my video camera. you are sure that there is nothing i can do with fce2, or adjustibg contrast etc..?

    aethier
     
  4. Sayer macrumors 6502a

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    Set new White Point

    I saw in one of the Apple FCP/FCE demos that you could adjust the color balance in an image by picking a new white point (and all other colors fall under that new level).

    I don't know if FCE has the same/similar color correction as FCP, but if you have Color Correction options/tools look for an option for selecting/setting a new white point.

    Then in the affected clip pick an area that has a darker white (shadow area) as in the tombstones and see if the overall image looks a bit better.

    You will loose image quality no matter what, because as was stated earlier the information is just not there to "fix."
     

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