Secondary Color Correction - Rookie Question

james-s2758 wrote on 9/16/2020, 2:05 PM

Having some issues using secondary color correction, and wondered if anyone might be able to help?

(Using Vegas Pro 11)

I have a video of a man standing in front of a white wall, with some purple letters on the wall.

I want to make the purple letters more purple - as in, stand out more against the white.

The problem is, the lighting in the video isn't completely, and so it's a small range of purples that need to be made darker/more purple.

Any tips on how to achieve this using secondary color correction? If indeed that is the right tool to be using for this?

Many thanks


Howard-Vigorita wrote on 9/16/2020, 3:45 PM

Just click the Set Effect Range button then use the cross-hair pointer to click on the colored lettering. You can then check the Show Mask box to get an idea of what will be affected. You can widen the range selected by instead of just clicking with the cross-hair pointer, by holding the left mouse button down and dragging a small amount. You can also fine tune the selection by manipulating the limit sliders while Show Mask is checked. Once you got your selection set, then you can try playing with hue, saturation, gamma, and/or gain till you get the look you want.

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set wrote on 9/16/2020, 6:01 PM

I saw your post in Vegas Pro editors group along with short video sample

I guess this is the one?

My... this is going extremely challenging as the white wall and the DFS letter has been clipped, overexposed.

set wrote on 9/16/2020, 6:17 PM

My best attempt to do this is to duplicate the clip, then make a mask only for around 'dfs logo'


And then do Color Curve FX to turn down the bright part. Since the wall around has been already overexposed as white only, I think no one will see the immediate 'gradient'.


Then do the color correction secondary to select purple only, to saturate it:


Hope this helps!