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How to Increase Brightness of Video

You may shoot a video to capture a particularly important moment but the lighting isn't exactly what it could be, thus result in a muddy, low-contrast video that is difficult to see. To help you preserve an important memory and avoid disappointing results, Video Editor is a good helper. Just follow some simple steps below to easily increase the brightness of video.

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1 Import the video you want to increase brightness

After running Video Editor, click the "Import" button and the import media item window will open and display the files on your hard drive. Select your video and then a thumbnail of the video will appear in the program's media area. Drag the thumbnail to the bottom of the window and position it on the Video Timeline.

increase brightness of video

2 Increase brightness of video

Right-click the video in the Timeline and select "Edit" from the context menu. A window will open and display the "Video" window. As you can see, there are different settings for your videos such as Rotate, Contrast, Saturation, Brightness, Hue, Speed, etc. Find the Contrast and Brightness settings. Then just drag the sliders of these two settings to the right to increase brightness of your video, left to decrease.

To preview the real-time result, just click the spacebar to play the video. You will see the video appear brighter because of your operation. If the video is still too dark, repeat the previous step. Each time you increase brightness and contrast of the video, it will get brighter.

increase brightness of video

Tip: To achieve the desired level of brightness, you should begin slowly and gradually increase the brightness and contrast. If you want to reset the settings, click the “Reset” button and it will bring back the original settings.

3 Save or share the brighten video

When you are happy with the result, click "Create" to save it. You can go to “Format” tab to export video in any popular formats like AVI, FLV, MKV, MP4, M4V, PSP, 3GP, MOV and more. If you want to play the video on mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad and iPod, click "Device" and select a device from the list. You can also directly upload video to YouTube or burn to DVD discs as you like.

Besides increase brightness of video, Video Editor can do more for your video. Want to enrich your video world? Now download this powerful video editing tool and have a try!

increase brightness of video

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