How to Correct Color in Your Videos

By Aug 23,2017 14:50 pm

It might happen that you shot some home videos but find the color video image has mainly blue and purple colors. Want to correct the color to make the video look like Hollywood manufacturing? To help you liven up your videos in a few clicks, the Wondershare Filmora is what you need. Equipped with the strong color fixing function, this easy-to-use video editor can help you break the monotony even if you have little color correction experience for videos. Now just download the software and follow the tutorials to easily correct color in your videos.

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If you want to add some cinematic color to your video, you can also use the Chromatic Filter Set to simulate various lighting conditions and get movie looks.

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Get more Effects Set at Filmora Effects Store

1 Load your videos to Filmora Video Editor

After installing Filmora Video Editor, select the Full Features Mode and click Import to easily find and load your videos in local folders or portable media devices. This color correction software also allows you to add files with drag-and-drop. Then place them on the timeline.

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2 Correct color with your preference

Double click the target video on the timeline and the video editing window will pop up. On the left hand there are several parameters available for changing:

Saturation: This setting represents the amount of gray in proportion to the hue. You can adjust it to make colors of the entire video image look more saturated or inconspicuous.

Brightness: You can change this setting to customize the overall lightness or darkness of your video image.

Contrast: Control the difference in color and brightness in different parts of the video image by adjusting this setting.

Hue: Hue is the color reflected from or transmitted through an object. Simply change this setting to see the result.

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To change the color correction settings, just direct your mouse cursor to the indicator, left click it and move it to the left or right along the slider. When releasing the mouse button, the respective value will be set. You can immediately see the result in the Preview Window. If don't like the result, you can always click Undo to discard the changes. It’s also possible to cancel all the changes by clicking the Reset button.

3 Correct color with your preference

You can also do some advanced color tuning with Filmora. In the Advanced Color Tuning window, you can apply the preset templates or adjust the color finely. It is recommended to start with Presets for beginners, which will save you much time.

In the Presets tab, there are different kinds of templates, including Common, Film, Vignette and 3D LUT. While in Adjust tab, you can adjust the color temperature, color tint, HSL, Vignette, etc.

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4 Preview and save your new video

Now you've finished correcting the video color? Press Play and go over the whole video though the previewing window. If you are completely happy with the result, hit “Export” to export your video. Click the Settings button to change settings if necessary. You can choose to save the new videos in different formats under Format tab. If you want to play the edit file on portable devices like iPhone, iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, PSP, Xbox, etc., just go to the “Devices” tab and select the configured preset for the specific model. You can also the video on YouTube or Facebook directly or burn it to DVD for better preservation.

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Learn more about Color Correction and Color Grading in Post Video Creation

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Also on https://filmora.wondershare.com/get-the-essentials/audio-editing-tips.html "Volume" is misspelled on the How to Lower Valume of the Media Files
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The "How to Resize Video for Smaller Resolution and Size" on https://filmora.wondershare.com/get-the-essentials/basic-editing-tips.html
Liza_Brown
Thank you for your feedback, John. There must be something wrong with the hyperlink. Would you tell me in which article this button is? So I can correct it. Thank you. I think what you are looking for is this article https://filmora.wondershare.com/video-editing-tips/how-to-resize-video-files.html.
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The button to get to this page says "How to Resize Videos..." but points to this color correction tutorial.
Lexster
Not sure where else to ask this, but what happened to the color of the animations? For example, I use the Pixel Party opener and used to be able to manipulate the color quite a bit with the sliders, but now all I can get are variations of pink. Is there a way to get the old color change back? Or to modify the colors of the animations?
ahmedgmt
yea but i hope they didnt remove That easy simple color correction
ahmedgmt
Thats good this simple one.....but we need more color correction Option like other programs
Liza_Brown
lololol...
shiv_dev
but i need color correction add on , in this filmora like what show in below picture without that i cant edit my videos good
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thanks, I've managed till now. turns out i just didnt place the file in the timeline #noob :)
• Color Editing Tips
1.1 Choose right color grading software
1.2 Adjust color in video
1.3 Brighten a dark in video
1.4 Set white balance for recorded videos
1.5 Free 3D LUTs Resources