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  • Spot light problem

    Posted by Luigi Perrotta on February 17, 2022 at 10:47 pm


    I took some video in a theatre, Somehow my camcorder changed the spot light setting, now the faces of the subjects on stage are white like a ghost.

    Is there anyway to fix this or minimize the problem in post with Vegas Pro 18?

    Thank you


    Luigi Perrotta replied 2 years, 3 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
  • 5 Replies
  • Stephen Mann

    February 18, 2022 at 6:36 am

    No. When a subject is blown out like this, there is simply no data left for any adjustments to recover.

  • Steve Rhoden

    February 18, 2022 at 7:33 am

    Sorry Luigi, There is hardly anything you can do to remedy such a situation…. But, you can try minimizing the exposure feature which is in the color grading panel and see what happens.

  • Luigi Perrotta

    February 18, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    Thank you Steve and Stephen.

    It’s 1-1/2 hr. video using coloring and other effects saved some of it, some close-up are salvageable, some fixes may look interesting!

  • Mike Kujbida

    February 19, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Try adding this FX chain and see if it works for you. Good luck!

    Put 3 filters, a “Invert” (at 100%), “Color Corrector”, “Invert” (at 100%).

    Then, lift up the gamma of the color corrector in the middle.

    This darkens highlights first, in the logarithmic fashion, more like a “iris closing” way.

    You can also put a color corrector secondary to select reds and lower the gamma a bit.

  • Luigi Perrotta

    February 20, 2022 at 12:03 am

    Thank you Mike, I tried several chains. It’s salvageable on the close ups. I saved what I could, since it’s a music show I can make a CD out of it if I want.

    This must happen a lot, I am surprised a company didn’t come up with a solution!

    I will use this as a learning lesson.

    I set the two camera myself, I tried the far camera on a closeup and from the knees up it looked sharp, the person operating the camera didn’t notice on the zoom out the audience looked sharp but me the subject on stage came out with a washed out look. next time I will not set up the main camera so far back!

    Thank you for your input

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