app that can brighten low light dark movie files

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  1. Sossity macrumors 6502a

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    are there any apps that can do this without having to go into a complex video editor?

    My family shoots alot of video, often in low light, with a digital still camera, & they came back with dark footage that they want me to immediately burn to a blank DVD to play on a DVD player, they are impatient & do not want to wait for me to go through a complex video editing process, & I do not either, I do not enjoy video editing.

    The movie files are .mpg & .mov formats.

    I would like a way to do this with just the raw movie files without having to encode & author them in a video editor. AS before for emphasis, I do not like the laborious process of video editing.
     
  2. jackerin macrumors 6502a

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    Quicktime Pro, open the sound/video settings (cmd-K), increase brightness, save as a .mov reference file. If your DVD burning app can read mov files you should be able to burn it directly and have it use the adjusted video.
     
  3. Sossity thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    most of the movie files are in mpg format, & I would like to keep them in this format without complex conversions, as the mpg format burns right to a disk in finder or windows explore to play in a DVD player.
     
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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  5. jackerin macrumors 6502a

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    Well I can't think of any way to make the edits you want to MPEG video without converting it. You'd need some sort of MPEG or DVD authoring tool that can change brightness, and you would still need to recompress it to MPEG format again if you want to burn it straight from the Finder.
     

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