Properly exposure of your footage is everything. The next best thing to do is slightly underexpose and preserve the details. If you’re shooting RAW video then this becomes less of an issue as you have more latitude. I will take a few examples of poorly underexposed shots and using Adobe After Effects will bring the details back to life using a few of my favorite tools and techniques including, matching tolerance and the Refined Matte Effect.
Recovering Video with Exposure
To learn more, I’ve created an exciting course called Repairing and Enhancing Video with Lynda.com.
Whether you want to fix a problem in post or simply give your video more style, this course will help everyone from motion graphics designers to video editors improve their footage. Rich Harrington uses Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, and even Illustrator to correct problems you'd encounter in real-world projects, like lens distortion, camera shake, noise and grain, and overblown exposure. Plus, you'll learn advanced techniques for speeding up or slowing down your video, rotoscoping footage, and using the numerous creative color and texture effects in Photoshop and After Effects. If your footage has ever needed some extra attention, this course is for you.
Topics in this course include:
- Reviewing the retoucher's toolbox
- Stabilizing footage
- Fixing alignment
- Retiming footage
- Removing lens distortion
- Using rotoscoping to enhance footage
- Recovering exposure
- Color grading with Photoshop
- Converting to black and white
- Creating a film or painterly look
- Adding depth of field
You can check out the class here - http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tutorials/Recovering-exposure/149128/160041-4.html