How to Darken a Clip on Final Cut Pro

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Darkening a clip in Final Cut Pro is something that you can easily do if you accidentally overexposed your footage. Darken a clip in Final Cut Pro with help from an experienced film professional in this free video clip.

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Hey. My name's Zach, and I'm going to show you how to darken a clip in Final Cut Pro. This is a great thing to do if you've accidentally overexposed a clip and you can probably get some of those details back. So let's try now. Normally I would go over to the effects panel which is also here. But if it's not there for you what we would do is go up into window, go down to effects or ultimately you could just hit Apple 5 and that same thing would happen. So now that my effects window is open, what I'm going to do is go to video filters. I'm going to hit image control. I'm going to go to brightness here and click and just drop it on my clip. Now you're noticing nothing happened to the clip itself. But a big red bar went over the top. That's because it's no longer rendered. But let's finish out the effect first. So we'll double click here, go to filters and you'll see brightness here. We'll take the brightness down and you'll see my clip starts to darken. My name's Zach and I just showed you how to darken a clip in Final Cut Pro. Thanks for watching.


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