Written by Shareware Rating on January 19th, 2010 in Utilities.
It might happen that after shooting your home video with an analog camera or after capturing video from an old VHS tape, the captured video image has mainly blue and purple colors. You can easily correct colors in your video using the AVS Video Editor program.
After the video you want to edit is put on the timeline, please follow the steps below to make the necessary color adjustments thus correcting color in your video.
Step 1: Open the Color Correction window
If you added several video clips to the timeline, you should highlight the video needed to be edited by left-clicking it. Then hit the Color button located above the Timeline to open the Color Correction window.
Step 2: Set the necessary color correction settings
After clicking the Color button, the Correct Color window will be opened, where you can adjust color settings. The following parameters are available for changing:
Brightness – is used to customize the overall lightness or darkness of your video image. This setting lets you make simple adjustments to the tonal range of your video.
Temperature – is used if the tints of blue dominate in your video. This setting lets you adjust your video image to warm (or if necessary cold) colors.
Contrast – is used to change the difference in color and brightness in different parts of the video image.
Saturation – is used to make colors of the entire video image look more saturated or inconspicuous. This setting represents the amount of gray in proportion to the hue.
Gamma – is used to correct gray intensities in the video. Black keeps black and white keeps white. It measures the brightness of midtone values and modifies the pixel values in the video image. A higher gamma value yields an overall lighter image.
Hue – is used to adjust the hue of the entire image. The hue, or color, adjustment represents a move around the color wheel. Hue is the color reflected from or transmitted through an object. It is measured as a location on the standard color wheel, expressed as a degree between 0° and 360°. In common use, hue is identified by the name of the color such as red, orange, or green.
You can adjust the color correction settings by directing your mouse cursor to the indicator, left-clicking it and moving it to the left or right along the slider. After releasing the left mouse button, the respective value will be set. You can immediately see the result in the Preview Area.
If you don’t like the result, you can always click the appropriate button to reset any setting to its original value. Or press the Reset All button at the bottom of the window to discard all the changes made to the colors in your video. It’s also possible to use the Redo and Undo buttons for this purpose.
Step 3: Playback the file to make sure the desired result is achieved
As soon as everything is done in order to correct color in your video, you can preview the edited file to make sure you got the necessary result. Please, press the button within the Preview Area of the same window to start playback.
If you are completely satisfied with the result, click the OK button to accept all the changes and close the Color Correction window. Then you can save the current project, as well as the edited video file into one of the supported formats. Download Free Trial