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TOPIC: Is there a way to fix the exposure of specific parts of a video footage in FCPX?

Is there a way to fix the exposure of specific parts of a video footage in FCPX? 10 Nov 2019 18:39 #102590

Hello,

I capture some footage of a park in a sunny day. Because it was really sunny some of the footage specially the floor(dirt) is overexposed. Is there a way to only fix the parts that are overexposed? When the footage shows shadows like under trees the video looks good, the problem is when I recorded outside shadows. My main concerns is the ground, Is there a way to accomplish this?

Thank you
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Is there a way to fix the exposure of specific parts of a video footage in FCPX? 11 Nov 2019 09:26 #102607

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Here:
www.fcp.co/forum/4-final-cut-pro-x-fcpx/...-a-portion-of-a-clip

Or: you don't mean "parts of a clip over time", but instead "parts of the image". The latter is called secondary correction. If the ground is not really overexposed (clipped - information gone for good), you can select those brightness values quite well with the new HSLR-mask of 10.4.7. In case the ground happens to be as bright as the sky, you'd probably need to add a shape mask too.
Last Edit: 11 Nov 2019 09:47 by Axel.
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Is there a way to fix the exposure of specific parts of a video footage in FCPX? 11 Nov 2019 10:16 #102609

Welcome Eduardo to fcp.co :)

meant as an addendum to excellent Axel's advice:
before doing 'complicated' selected CC, test the whole pic, whether a correction is possible anyhow. If 'over-exposed' means 'flat lined' = in the scopes, then no marvel can bring back detail … :(
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