How to Light up a Dark Video

By Techwalla Computers Editor

You've shot some video that captures a particularly important moment but you notice the lighting isn't exactly what it could be, there may be a few ways to enhance the brilliance of the image by following a few technical procedures, shedding a new light on the old dark video. By doing so, you can preserve an important memory and avoid disappointing results. Read on to learn more.

Step 1

Adjust the tint and the contrast on your television or whatever other playback monitor you might be viewing. Surprisingly, this simple step solves the problem much of the time.

Step 2

Upload the dark video onto your computer hard drive so that the image can be digitized. By transferring the image into digital data you allow yourself the opportunity to play with its composition.

Step 3

Manipulate the coloring and the shade in video editing software. Make sure you have saved multiple copies of the dark video so that you don't irreparably damage the image in your light experiments.

Step 4

Take the video to an editing specialist if you find your own ability to enhance the image fails. There are many specialists in this kind of field that can pull off amazing restorations of things like a dark video for rather affordable prices.

Step 5

Check to make sure the video film you used to ill effect is appropriate for the light circumstances in future video opportunities. Set up optimal conditions rather than have to fall back on corrective measures to light up your dark video.