13/11/2013 | by Nina Zietman | 7 comments
For most people, post-production means one thing: colour correction (brilliantly covered in this edit on edits from Torstein Horgmo). It’s a great way to rescue imperfect footage that’s under/over exposed or needs a bit of tinting to compensate for a slightly off white balance.
The main settings you need to look out for are Levels, Curves and Exposure. These all do a similar job but in different ways. In my experience, there’s no real secret – just play around with them until your video starts looking right to you, whether it’s to get a specific effect or just to touch it up.
Make sure you see how any changes affect the whole video. Instead of applying it as a blanket to all your clips, you’ll want to change settings for shots depending on lighting etc. You can sometimes get away with this if all your shots were taken in the exact same conditions, like in a snowdome. Using colour correction tools like these are a sure-fire way to lift even the worst quality GoPro footage.