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AceMagic126  posted on Jul 21, 2011 2:39:26 PM - Report post

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I'm looking to edit some low quality videos try to make them look a little better. I need some software that will let me sharpen, contrast, color things like this is you know one please share thank you
DABhand  posted on Jul 21, 2011 6:05:28 PM - Report post

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That will be tough going, it will take long hours to go from low res to something decent, and even then not a guarantee it will work.
Bes  posted on Jul 21, 2011 6:06:38 PM - Report post

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From experience, improving the quality of a video is VERY difficult. All the same, I'm looking for some good video editing tools myself so I'm interested to see what people post. I just might use some of them myself.
Neo7  posted on Jul 21, 2011 9:07:08 PM - Report post

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The only way you'd do this is to doctor every single frame in the movie by hand (most low res videos stuff around 24 frames per second). You're better off getting a retake with better hardware and work with better raw sources. The high end products will give you tools with that (Adobe Premier would be the best bet since you have direct integration with photoshop which is the tool you need).

[Edited by Neo7, 7/21/2011 9:08:23 PM]

Unbreakable  posted on Jul 23, 2011 12:30:26 PM - Report post

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I've been editing movies for two years, and I use Final Cut for all my video editing, in combination with Photoshop. But i'm currently just borrowing a Mac for the movie I'm making, and Final Cut only works on Mac computers. But for Windows, definitely use Premier.
Elite  posted on Jul 24, 2011 12:25:52 PM - Report post

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I'd recommend using Sony Vegas or Adobe Premiere if you have a PC as they come with an array of features that allow you to change the look of your video.

As previously stated, you may not be able to improve the resolution but you can certainly make your video look better. I assume your using a low res dv camera so desaturating by about 20-30% will help. Also increase the contrast and look up a colour correction tutorial on youtube.

[Edited by Elite, 7/24/2011 12:26:03 PM]

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