Introduction to Basic Video Editing Techniques

Introduction to Basic Video Editing Techniques

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Comments (12)

  • Greg Holder Reply

    Love the tutorials. How do I remove the green tint from my dive videos?

    June 26, 2018 at 12:35 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Greg,

      That’s a tough one! We have submitted this to our tutorial team as a suggestion for a more in-depth guide, but here are a few quick suggestions you can take to help balance those colours.

      The problem you’re running into is something all divers run into, and that is that water absorbs light really well, and to make matters worse, different wavelengths of light penetrate to different depths! Reds are the first to go, and can be gone as early as 10 meters down, but the rest will soon follow.

      There are all kinds of tricks to bringing colours back from the dead. The example has PaintShop Pro in mind, and as always, it works best if you still have the RAW files!

      With your photo open, navigate to the Edit tab. Then, right-click your image layer, and select Duplicate. Do this twice.

      Select your middle layer (The first copy), and select the Colour Changer tool (Found under the flood fill tool). Set its tolerance to 100, and pick a medium-grey from the Materials palette. Click inside the image to convert this layer to a greyscale. You can also use a Monochrome tool if you prefer!

      Next, select the top layer (the second copy), change its blending mode to Luminance, and merge it down. You should see a mostly greyscale image with some of the blues and greens back.

      Now create a new raster layer on top of all the others. Flood it with pure red, and set the layer mode to Multiply. Merge it down. This should get you a deep red version of the image.

      Set the merged layer’s mode to Screen, and merge it down.

      Finally, go to Adjust > Smart Photo Fix, and let the auto fix do its magic!

      Now, this won’t get the colours perfectly back to what you saw when you made the shot. But it goes a long way to restoring them, and is a good jumping off point for more colour tweaks!

      Hope this helps,
      Discovery Center Team

      June 26, 2018 at 11:10 pm
    • gilliandarby Reply

      Hi Greg,

      In Pinnacle Studio there are a few things you can try to correct the color in your videos. Double-click on the clip in the timeline to bring up the Editor panel. Under Corrections > Enhance you will see some sliders to adjust contrast, saturation etc.

      Also in the Editor panel, under Effect > Color there are several options such as Auto Color Correct, Base Color Correction, RBG Color Balance that could help to get rid of the green tint.

      Discovery Center team

      June 27, 2018 at 8:36 am
  • Sophiya Reply

    The video provided the idea and basic knowledge of video Editing. Transitions and Enhancing the image, Image rendering, Adjusting timeline were few basic editing steps to start the process. Thanks for the informative video.

    May 9, 2018 at 2:37 am
  • Maros Reply

    Nenašiel som funkcie ako spomalenie a zrýchlenie filmu a taktiež stlmenie a zosilnenie zvuku na časovej osi.Na predchádzajúcich verziách to boli také zelené bodky na zelenej zvukovej čiare.V predchádzajúcich verziách to bolo…Zabudlo sa na to vo verzii Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate ???

    April 26, 2018 at 12:45 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Maros,

      In Pinnacle Studio 21, you can find tools for adjusting playback speed and audio correction from the Editor interface, found in the top left of the screen with a video or sound clip selected. For more information, we have a quick tutorial on Audio Correction which you may find helpful!

      Discovery Center Team

      April 26, 2018 at 7:55 pm
  • inkoth thibault Reply

    only 7 titles available ?? no 3d ?? wtf !!

    March 24, 2018 at 11:44 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Inkoth,

      That number doesn’t sound right! Are you encountering this issue in the standard, Pro, or Ultimate edition of Pinnacle Studio, and which version were you encountering the issue in? We can certainly look into this issue with you.

      Discovery Center Team

      March 26, 2018 at 9:49 pm
  • Luana Idalino Reply

    Olá como eu estabilizo a imagem do movimento incerto para mais parado?

    March 10, 2018 at 2:58 pm
  • walt farran Reply

    I am having trouble with narrate my movie , I would like to talk over each frame as I edit

    January 31, 2018 at 8:30 pm

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