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Premiere Pro Guru: Fixing Video Exposure Problems

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You can fix color, tone, and exposure issues in video using Premiere Pro. Learn how to improve your video footage using effects, masks, adjustments, and more.

Even under the best lighting conditions, your footage can have exposure problems. The command to "just fix it in post" is possible to fulfill with the right post-production tools and techniques. This course shows you how to correct issues and improve video with Premiere Pro. Rich Harrington explores various methods for fixing video exposure problems: using effects, adjustment layers, toning, and more. For more complicated footage problems or an extra boost, Rich shows you how to use the more advanced specialized tools in After Effects. Note that these steps based on the capabilities of the Creative Cloud features, but most techniques will also work in older versions of the programs.This course was created by RHED Pixel. We're honored to host this content in our library.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know before watching this course
  • Using the exercise files
1. Evaluating and Adjusting Images
  • Set up a Color Correction workspace
  • Using the Waveform Monitor
  • Using the Vectorscope
  • Using the RGB Parade
  • Toggling an effect to compare
  • Using adjustment layers
  • Adding masks
2. Making Basic Corrections with the Lumetri Effect
  • Applying an Input LUT
  • Fixing your white balance
  • Getting a properly toned image
  • Restoring the correct saturation
  • Saving basic corrections as an Input LUT
3. Making Creative Corrections with the Lumetri Effect
  • Applying a Creative Look
  • Adjusting filmic qualities
  • Sharpening your video
  • Adjusting color stylistically
  • Saving creative corrections as a Look
4. Restoring Color and Tone with Curves and Color Wheels
  • What is a curve?
  • Using RGB curves
  • Using Hue Saturation Curves
  • Balancing color with color wheels
5. Making Secondary Corrections
  • The role of secondary correction
  • Creating a selection for secondary correction
  • Refining a selection to avoid jitter
6. Managing the Lumetri Effects
  • Copying, pasting, and removing attributes
  • Creating presets
  • Managing Looks and LUTs
7. Other Useful Color and Tone Effects
  • The Levels effect
  • Relighting a scene with the Lighting Effects effect
  • Stabilizing exposure with the Color Stabilizer effect in After Effects
  • The Change Color effect and Change to Color effect
  • Neutralizing color with the CC Color Neutralizer in After Effects
8. Controlling Noise and Grain
  • Removing grain with After Effects
  • Using Red Giant Denoiser
  • Using Neat Video
9. Keyframing Effects
  • When to keyframe an effect
  • Adding keyframes
  • Smoothing keyframe transitions with handles
10. Using Blend Modes to Improve Footage
  • Fixing overexposed footage
  • Fixing underexposed footage
  • Adding a stylized vignette or border
  • Adding contrast with a black-and-white effect
11. Working with Raw Video
  • Why shoot raw video?
  • Working with a .R3D file
  • Working with a DPX sequence
12. Legalizing for Broadcast
  • Why legalize?
  • Using the Video Limiter effect
  • Goodbye

Taught by

Richard Harrington

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