I recently took some outside video in overcast weather, but now and then the sun came out briefly but it was very bright while it lasted. As a result, some of the video is overexposed.
Please can anybody advise me if it is possible to apply a correction and how it is done?
I had a similar problem w/ a multicam shoot a couple of weeks ago where the sun was setting and the camera didn't adjust to well and a certain section of the scene was over exposed.
You can split the scenes that are over exposed and copy them to another track.
-if the over exposure is the same over all the clips adjust the brightness and color corrections at the track level. If the brightness varies over different events then brightness and color correction will need to be applied to each event BUT all you have to do is use FX chain to get the scene correction in the ballpark and fine tune the adjustment.
Replace/combine the over exposed scene with the corrected one or create a mask w/ feathering that outlines only the corrected portion.
If the shot is steady you can have the mask mimic a shadow line.
Then go to the Levels FX and adjust the gamma slider. This will tame the overexposed whites without affecting the mid and dark tones. If this doesn't work, it is likely that the image was so overexposed that it clipped and there is no information to be retrieved.