So I used VIRTUAL DUB and one of its filters. Sorry, I don't teach that program, but it's free and there is a web page about how to use it.
There is COPY PROTECTION issues with digitizing commercial tapes. One of the side effects of such copy protection is to whack the brightness around and even the color.
I have Ulead videostudio 7 SE that came with ADS DVD Express, (maybe it is not a full version?). The manual says there are dozens of filters. Mine has only about a dozen. I simply want to lighten a dark clip. I can't figure out how to do it with the filters I have. The darn brightness filter fluctuates from dark to light. What's up with that ?
I can't believe they don't have a way to lighten a clip?