Color correcting an entire video?

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  1. King Mustard

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    I have a 60-second video AVI made up of several 12x 5 second clips (all recorded with the same MiniDV camera), but since the lighting is different in a lot of the shots, the coloring is different (some are very yellow, some blue etc.).

    Can something be done so that everything in the video has the same 'color' ('hue 'the word?) on it?

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    Most editing software will do colour correction. It will take some work though, as you have said each clip is different. You'll need to apply different correction to each clip to get it consistant. Depending on the software there may be an option to do "automatic" correction but I'm not sure how good that would be.

    What software do you use for editing?
     
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    I have access to Adobe Premier Pro 1.5 and Windows Movie Maker 2.1.
     
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    You will have to correct clip colours individually but once that is done you can correct the entire "timeline's" exposure to make them similar

    Im not too sure WMM has the ability to do this though
     
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    Any tutorials perhaps? :)
     
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    The way to correct colour in a video clip is software specific
    In Sony Vegas it is a filter or plug in and there is more than one
    In Liquid Edition, it can be done in any no of ways, some real time , others require rendering ,
    With either I could lay hands on titorials for you
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    I dont use Adobe Premiere ( anymore) and I know its GUI has changed but I do use Premiere Elements ( somewht simpler GUI) from time to time and colour correction is under Video FX ( Video Effects)..

    A Common and usual way would rely of you indicating which are of the video is meant to be white grey or black ( Software correction of white balance) this can then be fine tuned
     
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    Basically the clip is very yellow as the lighting was yellow. I want to make it less yellow :p
     
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    If you select a clip in Liquid or Liquid Edition you will have colour, contrast, brightness and colour (RBG) sliders
    You can vary these to achieve a different look to the clip: this is effective in making correcting over bright, over dark, or remove colour casts in clips
    The results can be seen immediately

    Sony Vegas Has a very powerful plug in called colour curves which can correct colour casts very effectively with little effort( a bit like curves in photoshop)
    This is in addition to a simple brightness and contrast plug in accessible from track FX: there are very many of these useful to correct or modify video
     

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