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How do you lighten a clip with Ulead videostudio 7se

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?

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I didn't find it.

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.


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Brighten a home video


You didn't find it, so you used virtual dub? I guess I don't understand all what you are telling me. You didn't find what?


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I didn't find that feature in the noted sofware.

So I used VIRTUAL DUB instead.

Good luck!


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Right, it's not a full version. Their "SE" line is often given away with hardware, in hopes that you'll buy the full one, like I did. Anyway, you should be able to drag the filter to the clip on the timeline, then edit the filter property details on the left. It will take some fiddling and time to get what you want. UVS does take some getting used to.

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Fiddle on the left with customize filter


I have been fiddling with the "customize filter" option, but I don't understand how to keep the filter at one setting. I've goofed around with key frames, and don't seem to get the hang of what they do. In Windows Movie Maker you drag the dang lightening filter over, and if it is not light enough you drag it over a 2nd time. Pretty course, but easy! Why is the VS7 filter fluctuating ? Do many people like their clips to change exposure ????


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