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  1. Member
    Join Date: Feb 2008
    Location: Canada
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    In still picture, I know that I can apply HDR or fill flash approach to balance strong light coming through restaurant's big windows while subject was sitting indoor next to the window.
    What about in video ? I was taping people having breakfast in kitchen beside a big windows facing a lake in the morning. Exposure on their faces was correct. But when I zoom out, the scenic outside the window was all washed out.
    Anything I can do in the shooting or editing stage that I can balance the extreme lighting situation ? I'm using Adobe Premiere Elements 12.

    Thanks.
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    Join Date: Jun 2012
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    You can try the shadow/highlight effect under color correction.

    The proper way to do this, while shooting, is to use ND netting on the window and/or add a lot of fill light to the foreground. If bringing a lot of lighting gear and a crew with you are not practical, you may want to consider shooting it a different way. The shot you imagine may be impossible.
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    Thanks for the tips.
    It's a family video, just doing my best to correct the problem, with limited resource.
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