Hey guys. This is a snapshot from a video clip that I shot with a drone. As you can see, the shot is really over-exposed, and you can hardly see the snow on the mountains in the background Can you guys please explain how I can fix this shot using sony vegas pro 16!?I have no experience with any kind of color correction. I would really appreciate the help!
this is the "best" way to do so, cause if you have a overexposed image, darkening it should not crush the blacks or darken too much the image, it affect first the highlights areas, so you can darken the problematic areas first, keeping the image "bright".
Sure, if the whole frame is over-exposed. As I already mentioned, I almost never had such situations. I usually have situations where a part of frame is under-exposed and another part -- over-exposed. I'll try to upload example from home.
I went a different way. I'm just about to configure some presets for the Color Curves and two of them are for my personal "real life" exposure corrections (my exposures sometimes happen to be +/- 1 f-stop off). I try to match them close to the particular camera property so I use (Graide) Color Curves to have better control over the chroma (the native Color Curves would do fine, too).
I then use two scripts which recall the Curves with the preset needed and put them into the toolbar.
Now for correcting typical over- and under-exposure I simply click the toolbar icon and do some fine-tuning by using only the Gain control knob of the color curves. This is very fast, too, and always gives further controls if necessary.
The setting used in this screen-recording is not the one I gonna use for my camera exposure correction (which will be more subtle). I just quickly adopted it for the sample we used in this topic to demo the workflow.