Video Enhancement: Add contrast and color saturation.

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Can you guys add a filter to brighten and otherwise enhance old VHS footage I transferred to DVD? When capturing still frames (using SnagIt 10 point something), I found that I could make some frames better by increasing the contrast and color saturation (using SnagIt 10 editor). It would make life so much easier if I had a video editor that could do it all in one step so I did not have to enhance the video one frame at a time. The ability to stitch one video together with another would be great too.
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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hello,
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Kelly
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hatteras donor

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definitely Im also in support of this suggestion
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The problem with editing the video, since I made this thread, has been that each little area in the video requires special attention to color and the VHS to DVD (the program's name) software was not able to do that. The cameras used to shoot the video relied entirely on the available light. The camera operators did not think far enough ahead to use bright lights when shooting the footage. They relied entirely on whatever light was available, which affected the colors of the video. Basically, the video color became a little more intense than black and white with the gama factor pushed up too high,and the contrast too low. It was more like shades of grey with flashes of color. Taking still frames out of the video also affected the factors of the picture. Mostly, depending on the lighting, I have punched up the contrast, color saturation and occasionally, the brightness, while I toned down the gama. Then, I do it again before I stretch the intensity of the image. Nine times out of ten, I still have to separate the colors from the rest of the image and dial up the color 100% to match what they are supposed to be. I suffer NO illusions that Techsmith can create a program to do all of that in one single step. I don't think it can be done, unless the FBI, CIA, NCIS or CSI care to share the fantastic computers they have (on tv). It would still be nice to adjust the factors to the video as a whole rather than one frame at a time. It should also be able to recognize lighting changes and compensate the factors for those changes. Such a program would probably cost a couple hundred for a few years, but it would be worth every penny if it worked.
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i need this feature right now!
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Wally

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I agree. Also add HDR capability. I can get with cellphone apps why can't Tech smith figure it out on a PC??
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Wally

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I agree. Also add HDR capability. I can get with cellphone apps why can't Tech smith figure it out on a PC??
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anfrank.ponce

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I need this too.
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Scott Schmerer, Senior Software Engineer

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Hi there!

We want to thank you for your patience while we worked to making changing your video saturation and contrast achievable.  We are pleased to announce that we have just released our newest, most powerful version of Camtasia yet.  This Camtasia release has a new visual effect for Color Adjustment. I hope it will allow you to avoid your workaround :)


You can buy Camtasia here or download the trial here.

Please feel free to post your feedback and feature requests here in our Community forums and remember, all technical support-related inquiries should be directed to our dedicated Technical Support team at https://support.techsmith.com/

 

Thanks again!

Scott Schmerer

Senior Software Engineer, Camtasia Windows

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I'm loving Camtasia. And the color adjustment feature. I would love it even more if the default settings were NO CHANGE, so I could easily adjust from that point rather than blown-out black and white. Does anybody happen to know what settings those would be for contrast, brightness and saturation? Nevermind, I see it's 0.
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