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Spot|DSE wrote on 11/3/2003, 3:48 PM
IIf you are using the Brightness/contrast, you'll get the grain. Try HSL for starters, then look at using a blend of the video doubled, then adding the convolution filter to the top track to create false detail, running at about half or less opacity. There are other tools to be used, but this is a good start point.
GaryKleiner wrote on 11/3/2003, 4:08 PM
My favorite tool for brightness and contrast adjustments is Color Curves.

Gary
BillyBoy wrote on 11/3/2003, 4:22 PM
If REALLY dark, you may have some success getting rid of the noise running it through the various filters in VirtualDub (free) as a prestep.
Then do as DSE and Gary suggest.

Also: http://www.wideopenwest.com/%7Ewvg/tutorial-menu.htm
jcg wrote on 11/3/2003, 8:04 PM
What is HSL? Thanks.
kevgl wrote on 11/3/2003, 8:32 PM
Hue Saturation Luminance
philpw99 wrote on 11/4/2003, 12:03 AM
try glow or secondary color corrector and boost the gamma
craftech wrote on 11/4/2003, 5:27 AM
Gamma is a great tool for changing the lighting without adding grain. Start with the standard color correction tool as described in BillyBoy's tutorial and adjust the gamma after using the eyedroppers.

http://www.wideopenwest.com/%7Ewvg/tutorial-8.htm

John
argyll wrote on 11/5/2003, 10:56 AM
Duplicate video track to 2nd track.
Change the 1st track composite mode to ADD.
Adjust the 1st track opacity till you get the brightness you want.