A quick colour enhancement with Sony Vegas of a blown out sky

A quick walk to the local river in between the heavy down pours of rain to see a fast running river and dull over cast sky.

A short 45 second film to document the levels of the water – but not the most colourful film I’ve ever made nor long enough to justify a musical montage nor any good audio.

Open up the Neumann Film colour presets in Sony Vegas to see which one gives the best colour dynamics. The Filmic preset gave it a nice warm contrast but the blown out skies went all blocky with heavy banding. Ah, mask out the sky and give it a different colour setting – a quick mask and colour curve to darken the sky gave a nice feel. Clean up the noise with the awesome Neat Video software. All done except to add a TV theme tune of 45 seconds (bewitched) with some bird sound affects and a dog barking sound affect (the dog was quiet in the original footage).

Upload the YouTube and reflect on the fun of video editing. Have a cup of tea and plan the next video adventure.



About robbyboyofilms

I am a keen videographer and I have 3 HD video cameras and 2 camera with HD video capability. A Canon HV20, Sony CX130, Sony FX1, Canon 550D and a GoPro Hero2. I have 2 Rode video mics (a directional mic and a stereo mic) and a host of accessories. I use Sony Vegas to edit and create DVD's and blurays.  I mostly video my kids Stagecoach theatre shows and distribute copies to the students.  Plus I do the obligatory family home movies and occasional short film. I have set up this blog to monitor my progress and thought process.  I am from Llanelli in South Wales and have ended up as an IT consultant living in Oxfordshire. Happily married with 2 lovely children. View and subscribe to my videos on YouTube.
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