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hey i have a video taken from my digital camera of a friend and it was dark when i was shooting the video so you can barely see him. the video is still on my camera and and i also have it saved on my computer in Quicktime. it is only 35 seconds long and i was wondering if anyone could help me lighten it up. :tazz:
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Hello hmcfan,

Welcome to Geeks To Go & the Video Editing forum!

The process is possible and is easy to do, although when you make the video brighter you will start to notice noise/grain/gain which are little fuzzy like dots that appear and make the video clip loose some quality.

I just have a few questions before I can tell you the easiest way to do the process.

1. Are you running windows operating system XP, ME, or 98, or a MAC operating system?

2. Have you got windows movie maker or some other video editing program already installed? What’s it called?

3. Is it possible for you to save the video file from the digital camera to the computer as an .AVI ? (If your running a mac ignore this question).

4. How big in file size, is the clip?
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i have windows XP, i have windows movie maker, i have no clue how to save it as an avi file...i have a DivX player would that do anything to help? and the file is actually in saved in real player (i got it wrong before) and its 2589kbps (im not sure if thats what you meant tho). thanks for you help so far
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Give this a try, if you can't import the file then we need to figure out a way to convert it to an .AVI, let me know how it goes:

1. Open windows movie maker.
2. Import video.
3. Drag video to timeline.
4. Click Tools - Video Effects.
5. Look for "Brightness Increase"
6. Click and drag Brightness Increase to the video on the timeline. (Drag it in several times until you are happy with the brightness).
7. Click File - Save Movie File.
8. Click My Computer and next.
9. Type in name of movie Click next.
10a. Click other settings option. and click DV avi (PAL) if in Australia, UK, and some other countries, if in USA click DV avi(NTSC).
10b. Alternatively if you want the file to be small select a compressed option.
11. Click next and it will save it.


Another program that is free is virtual dub: www.virtualdub.org
It offers more control with brightness and contrast options. If you need step by step with this program just ask.
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for some reason i can't import it...i have tried saving the file to many different locations pulling it straight from the Smart Media card nothing is working :tazz: :) arg i can see it when i pull up the containing folder i just can't see it to import it... ahh i finally found it and this is the error message i got...The file H:\DCIM\100OLYMP\PB250014.MOV is not a supported file type, and it cannot be imported into Windows Movie Maker. but i g2g now

Edited by hmcfan, 07 December 2005 - 04:13 PM.

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Use this to convert the .MOV file to an .AVI that will make it compatible:
http://www.videohelp...Rad_Video_Tools
(thanks to user: gust0208)

I sent you a PM if you want to take that option I can do it for you as it is not too big and will only take a minute or two.
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ya i read your PM and i think ill do that
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ok so i have installed the RAD Video Tools thingy and i have converted it to AVI but i still get an error message...H:\DCIM\100OLYMP\Chad Dancing.avi could not be imported. The selected file is not valid or is corrupted. and i can't email it to anyone because it is 10.08MB and my email only allows me to email 10MB so i'm kinda stuck :tazz:
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try importing to virtual dub.
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i looked at the site and it says i would have to unzip the file and i have a major problem unzipping stuff i can't ever get it to work. so that site won't really work...thanks for trying to help me though!! :tazz: i did upload it to megaupload so if anyone has the time and doesn't mind here's a link where you could download it and see if you can get it to work... http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GWEQGA5N

Edited by hmcfan, 07 December 2005 - 08:23 PM.

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Do you have Winzip
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Hey hmcfan,

I made it a little bit brighter for you; I also made the video bigger in terms as screen size and smaller in terms of file size (how ever that works). You will notice it appears to be bad quality, there is nothing you can do about this, but the good thing is that you can see what’s happening now!

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2DKDXNOE
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ok thanks so much!!! i knew the quality wouldn't be great...im glad you can actually see everybody now!!! thanks!!!
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